1937 Plymouth PT50 Pickup Truck NO RESERVE!
VIN#: WA89155379 – a Washington assigned VIN
Mileage shown: 2067.9
Engine number: P4*184174*
Six Cylinder 202 cu. In. 82 HP
Transmission 3 Speed manual with floor shift
Plymouth before WWII only built pickup trucks for a short period of time in the 1930’s ending in early 1942. Plymouth dealers had great hopes when entering the truck market with their beautiful yet functional offerings, but sales proved overall disappointing. For the 1937 model year, nearly 11,000 Plymouth pickup trucks were sold (at the cost of $525 when new), making this truck a relatively rare vehicle.
This Plymouth pickup truck has been restored at some point in its’ past and, while not completely original, is still in very nice condition. The paint is tan body with brown fenders and the dash and interior window trim has been painted in a woodgrain look. The rear glass was etched with a sailing ship and, again, done nicely. It has a replacement bench seat that has been recovered and looks great, but we note there is one small spot on the passenger side bottom cushion. It is outfitted with rubber a floor mat. The body and fenders on this truck are solid and with no dents and the truck is outfitted with the fender mount spare. Overall the paint is presentable with chips in the paint around each side of the hood, some scrapes on wheels and fenders, with chip repairs noted on fenders. (see photos) the two front headlight pods are missing their trim rings. We found no rust perforation in the cab, fenders or running boards. Overall, the body is great. The front windshield cranks outward for ventilation using the center crank in the middle of the dash (it works!)
The truck has been converted to 12 volts. The lights and gauges work. Interior bench seat is very nice, and all dash gauges are present. The engine runs with no noticeable concerns. The windshield wipers work. There is some delamination in the driver’s door glass at the top. No tire changing tools are present. The truck will need tires, a brake master cylinder, wheel cylinders, rubber hoses and possibly shoes. This is a good car to make as a driver with a mechanical refresh. The transmission lever moves free through all gears.
The vehicle has been a part of a large private collection for over 25 years. It has been mechanically conserved, regularly serviced and on long-term display in a clean and heated environment for the past 10 years.
This is a rare find. If you like old trucks and want something you will not find everywhere and that you could drive without with just a little work, this may be just the truck for you. Fix the brakes, new tires, service it, and drive it!