This solid and very original looking 1956 Plymouth has spent most of its life in Oklahoma where the conditions and previous ownership have been forgiving to the car’s condition. Although there has been one repaint everything else about the car looks original and correct. The Briar Rose/White color combination just screams 50’s and the crazy color breaks are must’ve been pretty outrageous when two-toning was just coming into vogue.
Found on Craigslist in Fort Wayne Indiana, the wagon looks to be fairly priced at $14,500
The seller describes the wagon as “super presentable” whether you viewing from a distance or standing close up and based on the pictures we would agree. He says that he has gone over the entire body with a magnet and has found no evidence of body filler. Mileage isn’t given but the car is said to start right up and run well. The wagon is powered by a 277 V8 mated with a 3 speed manual overdrive transmission which is proudly shown on the tailgate emblem. Recent work includes going through the carburetor, re-balancing the drive shaft and having a new overdrive cable and brake lines installed. Both the speedometer and radio are not working properly.
The tan interior is a bit pedestrian compared to the rest of the car but it looks clean and presentable.
A few months back we featured this 1955 Belvedere that had a ‘ribbed’ headliner, something I had never seen before. Well, this interesting design feature carried over to the 1956 models as well. There are also what appears to be period correct shade screens on the side glass.
The engine bay has normal patina and as a driver car is perfectly presentable.