Plymouth realized in the early '30s that people wanted a full sized, full featured car. In 1934, they produced this car, the PFXX model which indicated that it was a "Special Six" version. It incorporated several new advances in design along with classic early 30s styling. Those advances plus a nicely refreshed interior makes this a wonderful car from this era to drive around and enjoy. Check it out.
The overall shape of the car is familiar 1930s, but the details set this car apart from the crowd. At the front of the piano hinged hood is a sailing ship hood ornament that appears for the first time. That was made possible when the radiator cap was moved to the underside of the hood. The chrome on this car is all newer and shines brightly with a tall grill of vertical bars with a winged Plymouth badge in the center. It is flanked by big chrome headlights and dual air horns on each side with a simple shiny bumper underlining it. The body of the car is Black, and received a midlife repaint, which means back in the 60s sometime, and while it is showing its age a bit, can be thought of as having a "period correct patina" to it. A red pinstripe runs down the length of the car which compliments the maroon wire wheels, and of course separate fenders and running boards are a 1930s required feature.
Open the door and you will find a wonderfully refreshed interior that makes cruising in this car comfortable and enjoyable. The door panels echo the shape of the Plymouth wings on the grill in a lighter fabric center and darker maroon vinyl surround with the window frames trimmed out in wood. The seats are absolutely gorgeous, comfortably upholstered in button tufted maroon vinyl both front and rear. A big three spoke steering wheel sits in front of one of the advances made in this car with the gauges moved from the center of the dash to directly in front of the driver for the first time. And that gauge cluster is a work of art with its series of ovals starting with the overall cluster and working inward ultimately delineating the individual gauges. The passenger gets an oval glovebox with a beautiful sailing ship icon in the center and the shifter for the manual transmission rises from the floor in the center.
Open the hood and you will find that wonderfully stock and very likely original, numbers matching, "Special Six". It is a flat head engine, so is a very simple design, but has signs of good regular maintenance with new plug wires, fuel lines and coolant hoses as well as a new muffler in the exhaust. Also, this engine incorporates a full pressured and filtered oil system and rubber "Floating Power" motor mounts, as well as developing about 10% more horsepower than its 1933 predecessor. That power flows back through a 3-speed manual transmission to a solid rear axle on leaf springs. The front suspension was somewhat ground breaking for 1934 in that it incorporated an independent suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs. The other feature incorporated for the first time was hydraulic brakes both front and rear. 7.00 X 17 tires are mounted on the maroon wire wheels in classic 1930s style.
A full sized, full featured, advanced design Plymouth from 1934 with a comfortably refreshed interior. Come on down and check it out.