This is a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Business Coupe, (Street Rod). This is also a rare body style of the Per-World War II era. It has NO fiberglass body parts, its all steel.
When I bought this car, it was just a body setting on a frame. Everything that could be removed, had been removed.
It was a challenge, but this is my third restoration, and I had a good idea as to what I was getting myself into.
The previous owner had sandblasted and painted the frame. He also welded in new floor board sheet metal in, before he lost interest the car.
The car did come with most of the important parts. It took me about a year to put it all back together enough to drive, restoring the finish of the parts as I went.
It took another 4-5 months of body work to get it ready for paint, working mostly weekends. A friend that had worked in his family owned custom & body shop did the body work.
This car has just under 11,000 miles on the rebuilt Camaro SBC 305 V8. It has a Edelbrock 4 barrel carb., and performer intake manifold. It has a Camaro differential, and newer beefed up rear springs to handle the higher torque of the V8.
A professional Auto Shop completely rebuilt the front suspension a few years ago.
New tires, and new shocks were installed around that time too. The car has been driven Less 1,500 miles since then.
It has custom built A/C, great heater, 6 CD changer, security alarm, and this summer a new Battery. Oh yes, it even has Vent Windows.
It is a lot of fun to drive. I have owned this car since 1987. I have only seen 2 or 3 of the 41 Plymouth Bus. Coupe's at any of the car shows I have attended.
I never take it out when I'm in a hurry, because there is always an old timer around that wants to take you down memory lane, or some kid that wants to take a closer look!