ABOUT THIS CAR
Here we have for sale a remarkable and very original 1939 Plymouth P-8 Deluxe coupe.
Purchased by ourselves and shipped over from the USA this car is UK registered and duty paid. The car is in extremely good condition both inside and out and is a sound basis for either occasional pleasure or adventure driving wherever you may wish to go.
These cars were among the first cars to feature a steering column gear change instead of in the traditional location on the floor. The streamlined styling of the 1939 Plymouth is in our opinion one of the best examples of art-deco automotive of the period – the chrome detail is so appealing.
Late in the 1920s and into 1930s, the Chrysler Corporation successfully marketed Plymouth as a low-priced rival to Ford and Chevrolet. Strong sales of the new make during the times of the Great Depression were quite significant with Plymouth standing third in production numbers towards the end of 1931. By the close of 1936 the number of units produced had reached a half million cars per year.
The coupe body style was very popular late in the 1920s, when closed cars at low prices were becoming so much more popular. Coupes were favourite among traveling salesmen, young people, single women, and others who needed room for only one or two people. The word “coupe” is French for “cut,” meaning a standard vehicle cut in size.