Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:20
Our 1941 Plymouth street rod, pictured below is now offerred for sale at Street Dreams in Fredericksburg, Tx. Click here to see a detailed video about the car. This is a very rare and unique Plymouth Business Man’s Coupe with a great all-steel body. We call her “Pinkie” (Yes, real men can drive pink hot rods.). She has a street-friendly 350 Chevy small block engine that runs great on regular gas. The 350 Turbo “Street & Strip” automatic transmission was installed new in the Spring of 2013 and it provides a nice positive shift behavior, like a street rod should have. The car also has Disc Brakes and Vintage Air (that works great).
The car was built about 12+ years ago by only the second owner, Roland Funke of Boerne, TX (I am the third owner in 74 years.). Roland did it right with a Mustang II frame, Fatman Crossmember & Stub, modern front suspension and rack and pinion steering. Roland was so proud of this car when it was completed that he had anartist friend render a cool portrait of this great little street rod.
The interior is in great shape with comfortable, fully reclining cloth bucket seats and a nice storage area in the back. It also has a tilt wheel with locking steering column, Dolphin gauges and a stereo that I upgraded to a modern 240-watt iPod/memory card capable unit. This little coupe has nice tinted glass and fresh window seals all around. As a result, she is very tight with absolutely no leaks anywhere and the interior is easy to keep cool in any weather. The Walker radiator and electric fan keep the engine running nice and cool even with the A/C cranked up on hot Texas summer days. I replaced the shocks as well as a few suspension and steering parts right after buying the car and she now tracks down the road straight and true.
The all-steel body is painted in a Ford color called Pink Coral Metallic. I just got this car back from a complete down-to-bare-metal (receipts and pictures saved) repaint in April of 2015. Kass Autobody of Kerrville did an awesome job and the car looks fantastic! This is a very high-end “Base Coat Clear Coat” paint job that looks fantastic on the car.
In early May of 2015 One Eyed Crow Speed and Kustom in Fredericksburg made some nice upgrades to this rod for me. They replaced the Billet wheels with old school Chrome Smoothie’s and a new set of tires. They also replaced the carb with the latest version of an Edelbrock 600 CFM. The new carb improved everything about the way this chevy engine runs. In addition, One Eyed Crow also installed a new larger Grant steering wheel which, when combined with the new tires, vastly improved the handling and steerability of the car. Lastly, Chris Reeh added some nicely understated Pinstriping. These guys did a great job for me. If you ever need this kind of work done I heartily recommend One Eyed Crow.
I have bought and sold a number of great old cars over the last 5+ years and I never sell one without disclosing everything that I am aware of that might be wrong with the car. Every car I have ever owned or seen has flaws, and this Plymouth also has some minor ones. I have listed them in following: There is some corrosion on the front of the engine. This is the original engine from when the rod was first built. It runs beautifully and has no mechanical problems but could use some detailing of the engine to bring it up to show quality. The engine also has a very slow oil leak. So slow, in fact, that I have yet to add any oil since I have owned the car. Nevertheless, there is some spotting under the car over time so I want any prospective buyer to be aware of that. Lastly, the underside of the trunk lid and the trunk area in general could use some detailing to bring it up to full show quality. When I had the car repainted I did not have that area done because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do to with it. This issue is easily correctible, but I haven’t yet had the time to pursue it. The issues above are the only things that I am aware of that are wrong with this little Rod.
If you are interested in our ’41 Plymouth street rod please give me a call at 830.456.6615. Please, no calls with offers to sell the car for me, or any other business propositions!