Neon, Neon: Place your bids now for the last-ever Plymouth (UPDATED)
Remember our recent discussion about the last Plymouth ever made? It didn’t even take a month for this piece of modern American history to wind up on Bring a Trailer. Savor the pictures while they’re available, however, because time is ticking before it winds up in a private collection, perhaps never to be seen again. As John Mayer put it, “Neon, neon: Who knows how long she can go before she burns away?”
UPDATE 5/10/21: This last-ever Plymouth ultimately sold for $19,950, including fees.
Bidding is currently at $7500 with 7 days left, but you gotta be a brand fanatic to still be in the game when the clock runs out on this Neon.
That said, just look at all the LX-trim-worthy gathered leather and glowing plasti-wood accoutrements in the Neon’s interior. Provenance is one thing, but it’s a whole ‘nother ballgame when you behold a vehicle that was special-ordered with the enthusiast in mind. You often don’t see a fully-loaded family sedan with a manual transmission; Darrell Davis (the car’s original owner and former senior vice president of parts and service for DaimlerChrysler) certainly ordered the Neon correctly to ensure the brand ended on the highest note possible.
Mr. Davis was true to his word, too: The Neon even comes with a certificate from the Belvidere plant in Illinois. This 68-mile Neon is truly hens-teeth rare and is presented in a condition not seen since Plymouth had an active dealer network.
Wonder how high the bidding will soar? Museum-quality examples of any vehicle are orders of magnitude more valuable than regular examples, so you should proactively set your face to stunned for this auction’s outcome. We don’t own a crystal ball, but that strategy may save you some time.