1938 Plymouth P6 'Chrysler Wimbledon' Convertible

Lot Number 307

1938 Plymouth P6 'Chrysler Wimbledon' Convertible

British built, right-hand drive, Plymouth P6 marketed in the UK as the 'Chrysler Wimbledon'.

  • Sold for: £17,438

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Sunday 20th March | 10.30am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Lemon Yellow/Black
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    EYU 429

SUMMARY

British built, right-hand drive, Plymouth P6 marketed in the UK as the 'Chrysler Wimbledon'.

DESCRIPTION

  • The 'Wimbledon' was essentially a British version of an American car assembled at Chrysler’s factory near the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew
  • Plymouths were imported in kit form from Michigan, assembled at Kew, and converted to right-hand drive
  • They were further Anglicised by renaming them after London suburbs, so the Plymouth P6 became a Kew (2.8-litre) or Wimbledon (3.3-litre)
  • The Plymouth was going to keep its name until Chrysler’s market research revealed that the town was not well thought of over here, being associated with drunken sailors. No idea where that came from!
  • This 1938, two-seater convertible benefits from a dickey seat to the rear - ideal for the mother in law!
  • The car's late owner purchased the Chrysler in 2002 when it had already been restored 
  • Beautifully finished in Primrose with black wings and a tan hood, the interior has been retrimmed in brown vinyl 
  • Powered by Chrysler's 3.3-litre, 6-cylinder engine mated to a 3-speed manual gearbox this provides sprightly performance and a wonderful exhaust note. 

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
307
Make
PLYMOUTH
Model
P6 'CHRYSLER WIMBLEDON' CONVERTIBLE
Registration Number
EYU 429
Chassis Number
P60/4272/10548524
Engine Number
P6145305
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Lemon Yellow/Black

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

78 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

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Remarks

Older restored example which still presents very well.

Interior


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Engine


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Remarks

Last running in 2017, some recommissioning will re required prior to returning to active use.

Transmission


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Running Gear


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Vehicle History

Remarks

Only offered with a V5C.


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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

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Full payment must be received before any item is available to be released.

Vehicles can be collected from The NEC (B40 1NT) on Monday 21st between 8.30am and 1pm.

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