Beautiful 1956 Plymouth Savoy, it's a real eye catcher. It was restored back in the early 1990s by a fellow in Indiana, so it does show some minor wear. The paint is nice and shinny and looks great for a 20 year old job. The frame, floors, and trunk appear to be in great shape and are solid with no holes. The outer rockers are rust and filler free. The only rust spots on the body are a bubble at the bottom of each door. They have been there for 15 years or so. The chrome is all complete and in good presentable condition. Once again, not perfect. Has rare chrome reverse light bezels, the original painted ones are included too.
The interior is as nice as the exterior. Seats and door panels have all been professionally re-upholstered and have no rips or tears. The dash has nice bright shinny paint, nice head liner, and nice carpet. Seat has good springs and is not broken down in any way.
The car runs and drives good and has been up-graded in many ways. You may want to go over the brakes, as they work ok, but should be gone over. I planned to do a front disc brake conversion which is available from a couple different sources and can be done for a few hundred dollars. The master cylinder has been re-sleeved in brass and rebuilt about a year ago. I also replaced the hose from the master cylinder, and the right front brake hose. Linings and cylinders looked ok. The horn, wipers, head lights, heater all work fine. The factory am radio is present, but I have no idea if it works or not. The previous owner installed a am/fm cassette in the glove box that does work. I have a much newer CD radio with Ipod hookup that needs to be installed but goes with the car. The tires are wide whites and with great tread left. They are Bias Ply though, and aren't the best of rides. It's no cornering wonder, but goes down the road good enough for a 58 year old car.
Now for the best part. The car was originally a six cylinder, but now has a newly rebuilt 270 Poly from a 1956 Dodge. It was totally re-machined and re-built by a machine/ engine shop in Pennsylvania by a fellow that has tons of experience with engines on the road or speedways. He also grew up with engines of this era. The block was re-machined and sonic checked. The crank and cam were re-ground, and the rods were re-conditioned. Heads were all re-done with new valves. Pistons, bearings, gears, chain, gaskets, oil pump, fuel pump, and just about everything else came from Egge machine or Hot Heads who specializes in early Hemi ans Poly engines. Also has a new Offenhouser 4bbl aluminum intake and a Holly 4 barrel carb. New plugs, wires, chrome coil, washable air cleaner, breather cap, ect... Also good original generator and original starter that work fine. Also has electronic ignition set up from Mopar, new battery and cables. New 3 core aluminum radiator that keeps it nice and cool. Engine carries great oil pressure and stays cool. It is smoke free leak free and runs great. (Not a race car but plenty of power for normal folks.) New Accel gauges for temp and oil pressure. A new custom dual exhaust system including two new Porter steel pack mufflers is also included. $5k plus in engine alone!
Car has a good shifting 2 speed Powerflite Push Button auto transmission, with fresh fluid and filter. The gear around the torque converter for the starter drive was replaced, as the old one was worn out. It all works fine now and shifts great. I have a few spare parts including 4 additional factory wheels, some old engine parts, and extra trim pieces. Also some shop manuals and a car dust cover.
This is a really nice example of a 56 Plymouth, probably one of the nicer ones around but not a perfect trailer queen. Just a real good driver that is fun to cruise around on nice days or could even be a daily driver if that is your wish. I have a clear title in hand SOLD