1937 Plymouth P50 Pickup truck - this is one RARE pickup! Now for sale by the 85 yr old owner, restorer.
Plymouth, the division of Chrysler that started in 1928 and was shut down in 2001, was never known for trucks. It built trucks for such a short period -- from 1935 to 1942 -- and only dabbled in them again with the easy-to-forget Trail Duster front-wheel-drive car-pickup in the mid 1970s. The 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup, which cost $525, was by far the most popular 1937 Plymouth truck. Nearly 11,000 were built for the model year. Standard equipment included safety glass all around, a spare wheel nestled in the right front fender, and a six-foot-long pickup box, about four feet wide.
Power for the 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup came from the Plymouth L-head six with 70 horsepower - this truck, however, has an upgraded 1952 Dodge engine increasing the HP to about 100 or so. The three-speed floor-mounted transmission had silent helical gears in second speed.Options for the 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup included a rear bumper, bumper guards, left-hand spare wheel mount (providing dual side mounts), right-hand windshield wiper, and chrome windshield frame. This particular truck was a born and raised California truck and was never exposed to the harsh weather of the Northeast.
The 85 yr old owner has lovingly restored the truck and now has it up for sale. Some of the work that was done on the truck is listed below.All new wire harness from Rhode Island Wire Co. New headlight bulbs and reflectors, and the optional Fog LightsAdded directionals, front and rear - the fronts are mounted under the bumper and are courtesy of Harley Davidson. New steering box, New leaf Springs (Posie), all new leather interior, All new pain, Coker radial tires - Bias ply tires are available, kill switch, electric gas pump, alternator upgrade, new gauges done by DMC, and the truck comes with a cover.