Plymouth Special Deluxe 1947

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Lot No: 48

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe 86,000 (Warranted) £12350 + buyers premium

Description:

This fine and highly original 1947 Special De Luxe Club Coupe was ordered new by Cora Baier who lived in Detroit. The original bill of sale shows that she paid $1,257 with an additional $5.80 for rear bumper guards. It retains its correct owner’s handbook and service sheet and comes with a detailed list of owners which shows that Ms Baier kept it until 1962, by which time it had covered 67,000 miles.
It then migrated to Florida where it lived until 1993, the mileage having risen to 73,762 miles by the time it was passed on to three further owners in Jackson, Indianapolis and then Jackson again. The odometer reading had increased to 85,808 miles by 2013. The car was then purchased by a UK resident at Hershey. Once back in the UK, it has been serviced with a new coil, hoses and thermostat, while bills on file also show that it had a comprehensive brake overhaul in 2004. At some point it has been fitted with a taller than standard back axle ratio, making high speed cruising a pleasure.
New paint, correct and gorgeously original interior, nice chrome work. Excellent condition throughout. This car is on the button and you can undertake a long drive in confidence. For a car that is going on 70 years old it is surprisingly usable in modern conditions. Fully UK registered for the road and MOTd until July 2017, it has now covered some 86,700 miles from new.

Auctioneers notes: This car has only covered an average of 1300 miles per year. What a find.

Full Details:

Lot No. 48
Auction 27th January 2017 - 93% SOLD
Vehicle Make Plymouth
Vehicle Model Special Deluxe
Year of Manufacture 1947
Mileage 86,000 (Warranted)
Registration 547UYE
Date first Registered 21-04-47
MOT 06-07-17
Chassis Number P15C360355
Engine Number 11701637
Estimated Sale Price £13,000 - 14,500

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