Don H 1933 Plymouth Model PD 2dr Sedan

Finding Betsy Too

This is me in 1939 with my Dad's Plymouth PC 2 door. Jump forward 40 years I had always wanted to have a car like dad's. I learned to drive in Betsy and it was bought new in 1933 at the Chicago Worlds Fair by my dad and driven as the family car for 13 years. I went on a 10 year journey to find what I wanted on E Bay. I bid and lost. I placed a call and after a week of negotiation went on a trip from South Haven MI to New Hampshire with a new truck and trailer borrowed from a good friend. When I saw Betsy Too she was partially assembled with all the other parts stuffed inside. She was a pretty bedraggled 1933 Plymouth PD 2 door.

I told the owner if he could start the car and drive it onto the trailer we had a deal. He assured me all the parts were inside the car and he drove her on the trailer.

When we got back to South Haven I pulled her into my shop, Unloaded the interior and started assembly. 2 years later with a new interior, assorted re-chromed parts, Betsy Too emerged from the cocoon as a beautiful award winning butterfly. The car had been repainted all she needed was a good buffing.

Betsy Too fulfilled my 50 year dream and is a joy to show and drive. With a letter from Chrysler and the build sheet I found out that Betsy Too is also a number matching original. Betsy Too has turned out to be wife's favorite in our small collection. Every time we drive her I smile like a kid again. Don

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