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1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible - Over 10,000 Classic, Collector and Current Cars and Trucks at RemarkableCars.com.
1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible
217 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine rated at 97 horsepower, three-speed manual transmission, hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 118.5"
By 1951, the size, shape, and model offerings from Plymouth were starting to grow a little long-in-the-tooth. In order to give this entry-level brand a little boost, a new front grille was designed, and more importantly, the company's marketing people took away the old Deluxe and Special Deluxe monikers and replaced them with names that brought visions of grandeur; introducing the Concord and Cranbrook. It seemed to help as calendar year sales saw a marked increase with the convertible model up by nearly 25% compared to the previous season. This example appears to be a basically original car that had some light cosmetic work done to it a number of years ago. Under the hood looks to be complete, but a sympathetic restoration would be recommended in the engine bay. We found a rather solid body with doors able to open and close easily, and all of the top bows were intact. With a production run of 15,650 units, and a base price of $2,222 when new, it was affordable then and will provide affordable and distinctive open-air driving today for the lucky new owner.
Worldwide Group Auctions
The Old Car Heaven Museum Auction
June 19 - 20, 2009
Auction Results: $15,400
1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible - Over 10,000 Classic, Collector and Current Cars and Trucks at RemarkableCars.com