I know I should probably hate this car and for a large portion of my automobile loving life, maybe I would have but I just can’t. I have no idea why but I can’t do it. Maybe its the quality of the construction, the fact that it’s actually kind of retro cool now, or the fact that the damned thing is just really, really nice, but this 1947 Plymouth is something I’d cruise and do so happily. The car is basically a 1994 Viper. The engine, transmission, and suspension are all 1994 Viper RT/10 so you get the 488ci, 400hp mill along with the six speed stick in this car.
The chassis is all custom built with the Viper parts hung on it. There is not a Viper chassis underpinning this cruiser, they just picked the bones of the Viper to get this car completed. Outwardly the only tell is the vintage Viper wheels and I keep thinking if I would change them or not. Something about the look appeals to me and I think it’s the ride height of the car, which tucks just enough tire to be perfect and aggressive. The Viper wheels are a little weird but they make the cut for me.
Interiors in street rods are normally barf-inducing. This one is tasteful and understated. It’s still kind of “old man” but it looks comfortable and this car has a six speed stick rising from the floor. The notched seat for shifter travel is cool. The chassis is amazing, all custom fabricated and the whole package under the car looks slick.
This is a neat hot rod and one that we think has aged gracefully. What do you think?