Beautifully presented car that spent over 20 years on display
in a museum in South Africa; current owner 13 years; recent major service;
factory RHD; driven 30 miles to the sale
This Plymouth P3 four-door sedan comes with a Dating Certificate from the American Automobile Club GB confirming that it was built in Detroit in August 1937. Nothing is known of the car’s early history but a plaque on the dash suggests that it was supplied new via Ingram Sandle & Co of Upper Tollington Park in London.
It subsequently found its way to South Africa, correspondence and photos on file showing that it spent over 20 years on display at a motor museum in Johannesburg, the high altitude and dry air accounting for the remarkable state of preservation today.
Imported back to the UK in 1999 and registered here as 351 UXN in 2005, it was recommissioned and fully serviced by Auto-Kare of Hayling Island in 2006 with various new parts fitted. We are told that it was also retrimmed at a cost of £6,000 and although there is no invoice for this, it does sound plausible because the interior is excellent.
Our vendor acquired the Plymouth in 2010 to join a collection of cars and has looked after it well. An invoice shows that it had a major service in 2018 which included a new radiator; electric fuel pump; brake overhaul; carb overhaul; head gasket; timing cover gasket; sump gasket; front crank oil seal; engine flush etc. Eight old MOTs show that it has covered around 3,000 miles since 2005, the odometer currently showing 73,205 miles.
It is powered by a lusty 3.2 straight-six producing 82bhp mated to a three-speed gearbox and comes with a good file of technical literature relating to the model, an original instruction book and an owner’s handbook.
As you can see in the photos, it is in splendid condition throughout and was driven some 30 miles to the sale.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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