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1930 Plymouth, Model 30-U Sedan, Survivor!!

$19,800

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This is a very nice example that is sure to help make its new caretaker many happy memories!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is an amazing survivor.  This is a 1930 Plymouth Model 30-U built in Detroit in the first half of May, 1930.  Since then it has travelled under 49,800 miles and has been owned by two families for over 80 years!!  It retains all of its originality with one repaint done decades ago.

On June 6, 1930, Mr. Art Waterman of Blue Hill Nebraska bought this Plymouth for $750.  He borrowed $50 from Commercial Bank, traded in his old Ford and had saved $600 in cash for the occasion.  He loved his old Plymouth.  He kept it for the next 42 years until he sold it to Bob Kreuger of Ayr, Nebraska six miles up the road.

Mr. Kreuger paid the princely sum of $400 for the car.  That was on July 20, 1972.

About 25 years later Mr. Kreuger’s son inherited the Plymouth and he owns it today.   All this is documented, including the series of gas rationing stamps and certifications necessary during the early 1930’s, that are still on this cars windshield.   There are even registration documents dating from 1945.

The US was in the height of the depression and Plymouth only offered this one model in several body styles.  All were offered on a 109 inch wheelbase chassis with a 196.1 cubic inch four cylinder engine offering 48 HP and 120 ft. lbs. of torque.

This offering is in amazing original condition.  The original mohair upholstery shows patina and has several areas of wear, but it looks, smells and feels just right.  It appears to have been repainted; likely the repaint was performed in the 1960’s.  It is a cheap re-paint but it too looks right.  This car has never had rust or accidents.  It has been important to its owners all its life and has been treated with respect.

The entire car just seems so original and of the depression era it screams to us to take it out and show it off!  This is an important part of American history, when times were tough and people were blessed not to be in a bread line!

The engine runs well but is noisy.  It has been like this for at least the past 40 years.  We recently serviced the Auto-Vac and exhaust manifold gasket.  But a full service and new tires would benefit the car greatly and help to make it very road worthy.

This is a great old car.

1930 Plymouth, Model 30-U Sedan, Survivor!!

$19,800

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LOCATION USA
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1930 Plymouth, Model 30-U Sedan, Survivor!!
1930 Plymouth, Model 30-U Sedan, Survivor!!

$19,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 77

Plymouth

Interesting Fact: Plymouth was a company that existed under Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 2001 and was a high-volume seller throughout that time period. Upon being disbanded, Plymouth models were either discontinued all together or the models were rebranded under the Chrysler name.   Born during the Great Depression era, Plymouth was supposed to service…
Interesting Fact: Plymouth was a company that existed under Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 2001 and was a high-volume seller throughout that time period. Upon being disbanded, Plymouth models were either discontinued all together or the models were rebranded under the Chrysler name.   Born during the Great Depression era, Plymouth was supposed to service those who no longer had money but needed an automobile. However, sales ended up being so positive that Plymouth almost single-handedly saved Chrysler Corporation from going bankrupt during this time.  Production continued as Plymouth ventured into the performance car market and saw widespread success. During its lifespan, the company had a peak year in 1973 with 973,000 units sold. Unfortunately, every year after 1990 saw a failure to exceed 200,000 units which led to the subsequent termination of Plymouth. With that said, Plymouth vehicles are still highly sought-after models due to their popularity during the 20th century!

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