Vehicle Location: carlsbad, CA
Auction Type: Reserve
Engine: 85 HP 6 cyl
Transmission: 3 speed manual
Exterior: Sumac Red
Built and sold while major News Stories continued to develop including escalation of the War in Europe and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged us into World War II.
I’ve owned this incredibly, rare 1941 Plymouth P12 Delux Woodie Wagon for the past thirteen years during that time I’ve taken it to numerous Woody Shows including every year at the ‘Wavecrest’ Woody Show in Encinitas California. In a field of more than 300 woody’s my 1941 gem was one of three or four Pre-World War II Plymouths! If you are looking for just any woody this is not your dream car!
Estimates are there are less than 30 1941 Plymouth Woody Wagons currently registered and on the road in the USA!
This fine example of a P12 Special Deluxe has a very and interesting California History. It was the original ‘Hack’ that brought guests from the train station in Placerville, California to the Shadowridge Ranch & Lodge back in the day! (Currently called the Davies Family Inn). You can still see a ghost of a logo on both the drivers and passengers side doors! It was also owned by the founders of the retail giant ‘The GAP’ and was used at their Perry Creek Winery to take guests into town. As I’ve mentioned I’ve owned this car for the past 13 years. It runs strong and will cruise at 55 MPH all day long on Firestone, vintage white walls with all correct, original, and fully restored running gear and 85 HP engine. 6 Volt (positive ground) electrical system with original working radio and heater.
The body and paint are in exceptional shape the wood is 95% original with a lovely cared for and beautiful patina. The entire grill, headlight bezels and iconic hood ornament recently re-chromed in 2020. I just had the dashboard fully faux painted by a professional artist and it’s impossible to tell it’s not real wood!
A wonderful example of days gone by but not forgotten. No matter where you go, you’ll be driving a true treasure that will bring smiles and cheers of acknowledgement to salute American Automotive History!