Dave D 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe

My First Car - 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe

At 16 years old in California, I wanted a car to drive down to the beach. I owned my own car polishing business and had the money. I found the 1948 Plymouth in the LATimes. A retired mechanic at Hughes Aircraft was selling his drive to work car. He wanted $135. and I wanted to pay him $125. Two weeks later, we agreed at $130.00 and I have owned the car ever since February 16th, 1959 or 55 years and counting.

It took me all the way through high school and college including some graduate school. When I got my first real job, it went in storage and has been driven and enjoyed sparingly ever since.

I now have several collector cars but the Plymouth has a special place in my heart and memory. Several firsts for a young man. Going to many swap meets in California and later in Scottsdale, AZ, I found a set of Chrysler Imperial (Motor Wheel Company, Detroit,MI) correct wire wheels that now adorn the Plymouth making a stunning combination of all Mopar components.

The Plymouth enjoys its same black paint and original 6-cylinder engine that purrs like a kitten.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the program.

Dave Dubie, Scottsdale, AZ

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