The Car: 1933 Plymouth
The Owners: Bob and Pat Davis, Woodville, Ont.
The Story: This Plymouth is a bit of a mystery vehicle.
It’s been around for more than 80 years, and though Bob and Pat Davis have happily owned it for 30 of those, they haven’t a clue about what its life entailed before that.
The Canadian-built cars sold well when they were introduced in ’32, although they’re quite rare now. Most were beaten to death in stock races, Davis says, “so why this one is in such good condition, we’ll never know.”
What he does know is this: someone loved it enough to take good care of it.
“It still has the original upholstery on the seats. I’ve not chromed or painted anything, and it’s very reliable … it only failed us once and that was about 3 kilometres from home when a crank pin in the fuel pump fell out.”
It’s the oldest known 6-cylinder Plymouth in existence — Chrysler started the “Plymouth Six” at serial number 001 and this is 042 — and was most likely built the first day. The wheels were a $45 option called Air Wheels and were the last year for wood artillery wheels from Chrysler.
The Plymouth’s “pre-Davis family” years may be a mystery, but it’s had a whale of a time with them ever since, starring in several movies and stealing the show in a Toronto Maple Leafs’ photo shoot. (The team, including Doug Gilmour, gathered around it in gangster outfits and Tommy guns from the 1930s.)
And the fun is far from over.
“If I live another 30 years,” Bob says, “I intend to keep it.”
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