1934 Plymouth Woodie
1934-1937 1938-1942 1946-1948 1949-1950

1934-37 Plymouth Station Wagons

1934
PE Series
Weight:
?
Prod. Total:
35
Factory Price:
$820
Number known to exist: None
GENERAL:
The first Plymouth woodies came in April 1934. It was named the Plymouth Westchester Semi-Sedan Suburban. They chassis was shipped to the U.S. Body & Forging Company plant at Tell City, Indiana where they built and installed a station wagon body on the Deluxe PE chassis. Only 35 were built and none are known to survive today. Options on the other PE models such as automatic clutch and free wheeling transmissions were not available. All three seats were upholstered in Spanish grain leather. The rear seats were removable for greater cargo carrying capacity. Glass was used in the front doors but the rest of the openings were covered with storm curtains.

Because it came with three seats, the Westchester Suburban could carry 7-8 passengers. The big drawback was that those passengers could be in for a cold, wet ride as the rear doors and cargo section was equipped with side curtains rather than roll-up windows. Like the Commercial Sedan, the Westchester carried its spare in the right front fender.


1934
1934 plymouth

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WOODWORK:
The wood bodies on these cars were made by US Body and Forging co. Constructed of cottonwood panels, red gum, oak and ash.

MECHANICAL:


OPTIONS:
Rear bumpers were an option, and the only color offered was black.

1935
PE Series
Weight:
?
Prod. Total:
119
Factory Price:
$765
Number known to exist: None
GENERAL:
1935... The most expensive PJ Plymouths’ "woodie", the Westchester Suburban, was built on the PJ Business chassis by U.S. Body Forging at their Tell City, Indiana plant. A bare chassis was worth $415 and the body sold for $350! All were returned to Detroit for shipment to Plymouth dealers.

Because it came with three seats, the Westchester Suburban could carry 7-8 passengers. The big drawback was that those passengers could be in for a cold, wet ride in bad weather as it was equipped with side curtains rather than roll-up windows! Like the Commercial Sedan, the Westchester carried its’ spare in the right front fender.


1935
1935 Plymouth

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WOODWORK:
The wood bodies on these cars were made by US Body and Forging co. Constructed of cottonwood panels, red gum, oak and ash.

MECHANICAL:
The body on the '35 was mounted on the business series chassis with a wheelbase of 113". Heavy duty springs front and rear, as well as fender mounted spare tires were carried over from the previous year.

OPTIONS:


1936
PE Series
Weight:
?
Prod. Total:
309
Factory Price:
$765
Number known to exist: ?
GENERAL:
For 1936 the wagon body was again built by U.S. Body and Forging--in fact all Plymouth wooden wagon bodies would be built by them until the woodies were phased out after the 1950 model year--and again it was mounted on the business chassis.


1936
1936 Plymouth

1936
1936 Specs

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WOODWORK:
Body was constructed of white ash and maple panels. Floors were constructed of tongue and groove oak with removable rubber mats.

MECHANICAL:


OPTIONS:
Front doors came standard with safety glass windows, and curtians on the rest of the windows. Glass windows instead of curtians could be purchased for "a modest additional charge"

1937
PT50 Chassis
Weight:
?
Prod. Total:
602
Factory Price:
$740
Number known to exist: ?
GENERAL:
By 1937 Plymouth built the station wagon body on the PT50 Chassis. The wheelbase jumped to 116". The spare tire remained in the right front fender. (The left side was optional). Because of flood damage to the plant at Tell City, the body works moved to Frankfort, Indiana.


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WOODWORK:


MECHANICAL:


OPTIONS:
Side glass windows were an option and three different tailgate openings were offered. The standard tailgate consisted of an upper liftgate and a lower tailgate. Two center opening sedan delivery type doors were the second choice, and the third choice offered the best of the first two choices-- the upper liftgate section consisted of two center opening doors while the tailgate remained the lower door.

1934-1937 1938-1942 1946-1948 1949-1950