1931 Plymouth 3-Window Coupe Rumble Seat Hot Rod Street Rod Rat? NO RESERVE !!!

1931 Plymouth Other PA

Plymouth Other 1931 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Onancock, Virginia, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Other
SubModel: PA
Type: Coupe
Year: 1931
Mileage: 52,339
VIN: 1624787
Color: Blue
Engine size: 196.1 cu in
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1931 PLYMOUTH 3-Window Coupe with Rumble Seat; Original Classic; Hot Rod? Street Rod? Great condition.


No low-ball opening price with a ridiculously high reserve that will do little but waste your time. Final bidder takes this car home.

Presented for your bidding consideration is a very rare, very nice, 85-year old, mostly original, 1931 Plymouth Model PA 3-window coupe automobile . . .

HOT RODDERs: As a street rod guy, I originally bought this vehicle with intentions of turning it into a chopped, dropped, balls-to-the-wall supercharged street machine. However, I’ve recently acquired an Oldsmobile that more fits my particular requirements. I need room, so this one has to go.

This fine Plymouth could be the clean-slate start of your next Hot Rod project. Its heavy-duty frame has never been hacked on; the body, fenders, and running boards are all Detroit steel; and the top has never been assaulted with a bad chop job. The engine compartment is extra long so you probably won’t have to cut into the firewall to fit a high-performance V8 into the space (the Plymouth’s wheel-base is 6” longer than Ford’s Model A). In fact these Plymouths are 500 pounds heavier than the Model A’s, which is testament to its stronger frame and body. Almost no wood, unlike other manufacturers, was used. According to the great website . . .


Use of wood was kept to a minimum (most of it going into the roof as a support for the fabric roof covering). The car was "fire and crash proof," according to the factory, and to prove their point, Plymouth engineers took a PA sedan to nearby Bald Mountain and pushed the car over a cliff. The car came crashing down, overturning several times on its downward descent, but landing on its wheels. Amazingly, not one single pane of glass in the car was broken, so engineers climbed into the car, started it up and drove it to the top of the mountain where they again pushed it over the cliff - nineteen times! At the end of the 19th crash, all doors were operable and outside of dented fenders and running boards, and a few body dents, the car was still operable. The estimated cost of repairs to put the car back into A-1 condition? $50! Without a doubt, Plymouth engineers felt they could easily call this all steel body a "Triumph of Engineering."

The side windows crank up and down with ease, the doors open easily and close firmly, and the windshield tilts out and locks into position.Although the oval rear window register needs help, it does open so you can talk with folks in the rumble seat or for maximum ventilation on those hot days.All glass is good.

The paint is pretty good considering its age, with a few chips and a small worn off area from a tarp when being shipped (see photo). I clear-coated it so it wouldn’t rust, but you are most likely going to do a custom paint job anyway.It is missing the rumble seat handle.After you upgrade all the systems, you could sell the 1931 parts you remove to Plymouth enthusiasts. I’ll provide the number of a guy who wants to buy the engine.

Included is a March 1970 Rod & Custom Magazine which features an article on a hot-rodded `31 Plymouth coupe back in the day. See photos.

Over 100,000 Model A coupes were produced in 1931.But only 9,696 Plymouth coupes were built.You will certainly stand out in the crowd with this very rare car. Park this coupe next to 15 Model A’s at a car show and guess which one will get the most attention?

RESTORATIONISTS: It may be impossible to find an unmolested 3-window coupe in such great condition. No heavy body work to take hundreds of your hours to repair. Body panels line up nicely.

This Model PA was built in Detroit between June 1, 1931 and July 12, 1932 and bears Serial # 1624787. Its Engine # is: PA95382. The PA was a totally new design and was “factory-wise” a 1932, but they called it a 1931. Plymouth engineers added hydraulic brakes on all four wheels; a balanced crankshaft with matched-weight pistons and rods; 4-rings per piston; the Silver Dome cylinder head; the Floating Power transmission; full-pressure engine lubrication; a larger fuel tank; and a lower center of gravity.

The comfy interior upholstery is intact and very nice and shows very well with no smoke or musty odors. The rumble seat upholstery is newer and very nice. She starts, shifts, brakes, and steers as expected. This is a beautiful example of a historic 1931 Plymouth coupe. I’ve driven `31 Model A’s and they have no where nearly the power of this 4-cylinder engine. In the day, Plymouth advertised this engine as,“The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six.” They weren’t kidding.

She’s got an original 196.1 cubic inch 4-cylinder engine boasting 56 horsepower and an amazing 130 foot-pounds of torque. The 3-speed manual transmission gets you up to speed quickly.It goes down the road straight, shifts smoothly, and the original hydraulicbrakes on all four wheels stop you just as designed.

TheAllstate Safety Tread19” tires on steel wire wheels are checked, but hold air well with no leak downs.

The rubberized top is tight with no tears.

The rear spare tire mount (currently off the car) is included, as is a spare wire wheel (no tire). See photo.

She’s in wonderful condition for her age and therefore a great candidate for a Museum Quality Restoration; Advertising & Promotional use; a parade car; or just drive it as is and have a great time with the family!Put your friends or the kids in the rumble seat, swing open the windshield, and go for a cruise to the drive-in for a burger, or show up at the local car show, or go for a drive in the country. You’ll get lots of thumbs-up wherever this classic automobile takes you. You can’t help but smile when you’re driving this sweet old Plymouth.

Also included is an original Owner’s Manual and a laminated 2-sided Ignition, Starting & Lighting, Carburetion, and Tune-up spec sheet. See photos.

If you’re looking for a very rare 1931 3-window Plymouth coupe,you won’t find a better example than this beauty.

I am holding a clear, lien-free, 1931 Plymouth coupe title in my name.

Questions? Message me through eBay or call 757-787-4070.

There is a great deal of interest in this car locally. If sold, I reserve the right to end the auction early. However, after the first bid I will not sell it locally and the highest bidder takes this 3-Window Coupe home.

Don’t let this one slip away.


  • Starts, drives, shifts, brakes as designed
  • Four period-correct tires (Allstate Safety Tread)
  • All tires are mounted on 19” steel wire wheels
  • Big hubcaps with Plymouth logos
  • Spare tire rear-mount bracket (not on car, but included)
  • Spare steel wire wheel (no tire)
  • Nice rumble seat (with 2 fender step pads)
  • Nice upholstered interior
  • Nice paint (see description)
  • Good glass
  • Rot-free undercarriage
  • Rare, roll-down, oval rear window
  • Tilt-out windshield
  • Brand new 6-Volt One-wire alternator
  • Original (not a reprint) 1931 Plymouth Instruction Book (Owners manual)
  • 2-sided laminated Spec sheet
  • March 1970 Rod & Custom Magazine


Good luck!

The small print:

This vehicle is being sold AS-IS WHERE-IS, with NO WARRANTY.

The winning bidder must provide a non-refundable $500 deposit via PayPal or cash-in-person within 24-hours.

The balance must be paid cash-in-person or by Cashier’s Check (drawn on a bank in theUnited States) and received by me within 7 days of auction end.

The car must be picked up within 14 days of auction end. Cleared, full payment is required before the car will be released.

Pickup or shipping arrangements must be made by the buyer at the buyer’s expense.I will be happy to assist in loading.

I can deliver the car to you for $2.50 per mile one-way (prepaid), up to 200 miles, as determined bywww.Mapquest.comfrom zip code 23417. If you want me to deliver the car, delivery payment must be received by me (and funds cleared) before the car will be delivered.

If you have less than 5 feedbacks, contact me before bidding or I may cancel your bid.

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