History of my 57 Plymouth Convertible
Below are old photos when Mr. Elgin in Salem Indian
purchased the car in 1982. It was already 25 years old.
The original color was a solid Carnival Red (code JJJ) and had no Sportone stripe down the side.
It had 67,000 miles on the odometer according to the pink slip in 82.
It had 77,100 miles on it when I purchased it June 1, 2010 some 27 years later.
Mr. Elgin had put 10,100 miles on it in 27 years.
When I had the rear end overhauled the mechanic said it had the original leather seals and very little wear on the bearings. In his opinion it is showing the original miles on the speedometer. The rear end had never been opened.
Ouch my fin needs help...
It looks pretty straight overall...
That trunk lid needs work.... I can't read the bumper sticker, can you?
The interior was Red/Black Velva-grain Vinyl with Black Flight Weave cloth inserts and Silver Mylar on the doors
The carpets were gone...as was the ash tray in the back of the seat.
The floor pans had been worked over at some time (all convertibles leak).