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    For '59, If It's New Plymouth's Got It!

    So I picked up this '59 Plymouth Belvedere yesterday.

    318 Poly 2bbl with a Powerflite. 28,000 miles.

    Coolest part is that the car came with the original sales invoice, title, and other documents. Even a notebook recording everything about and done to the car including buying gas from 1959 to 1971. The car belonged to Mary Scott. She drove the car until 1990. According to the invoice she traded her 1957 Chrysler towards the car.

    I bought the car from the original owners family. The guy had started "restoring" the car and never finished. The car was in excellent shape prior to his undertaking. It was a shame as the photo of the car as he got it showed a well preserved, all original car. He ripped out the original rubber floor mats for some reason...the sample he cut of the mat to keep was very soft and pliable. My guess is that the floor mats were in very nice shape. The car was kept indoors its whole life until Miss Scott passed away.

    Options:
    318 V8
    Powerflite
    Heater
    Whitewall Tires
    Aluminum inserts
    Wheel Covers

    I got her running and moving to load her onto the trailer. And the Powerflite can easily burn some rubber if needed I found out!



    Me and my friend used his International Travelall to go get her.



    As he got the car in 2004:



    Documents:






    He said he'd try to find some photos of Mary Scott and the car back in the day...it would be nice if he found some.

    The car isn't in too bad of shape. There some rust on the lower driver's quarter, rear of decklid edge, and trunk seal channel. With a little work I can probably have her drivable. I do have all the trim and bumpers, he had removed them prior...


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    Real nice find Austin,good luck with the resto.

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    Score!!

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    Whoop! The Belvedere! What are your plans for this one? How does the interior look? (aside from the floor mat-delete)
    Good score!
    Pete
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    Still got a soft spot for the rear end!!! Mmmmm Mmmmm
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    30 Years of Tossin' on with owld Shite!!!!

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    At least he didn't pry off the stainless with a screwdriver (I hope). Hopefully a nice solid score.

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    Interior is original. Door panels are good. Front seat has split in a several spots and would have to be redone at some point. Headliner would have been in great shape but water has leaked in around the rear glass rubber and it has deteriorated there.

    Plans are to get her in driving shape and probably just drive her as is... Of course putting all the trim/bumpers on. Eventually a repaint is in order to stop the rust from spreading.

    I'll post some more pics this weekend.


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    Leave it rusty for the time being: "Patina" is currently tres chic!!!!

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    Good score................drive that baby.............

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    Great find!

    Be sure to post lots of photos once you get going on it.

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    Got the car running pretty decent now. When running the carb would start dumping gas everywhere. Eventually flooding the motor.

    I popped the top off the carb and found that there was no needle in the line... No wonder it was just dumping gas all over the place! I got a needle from another carb kit I had laying around and installed it. I had mangled the gasket removing the top so a SunDrop 12 pack box was my new gasket material.

    Fired her up and she finally idles normally. Goes into gear nicely.


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    Mucho De Goodo!!

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    Is the trim intact? Sounds like good things are happening with 'Big Beverly'!
    I just made that up, but it sounds like a fitting name for her!
    Pete
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    Beverly... haha. She hasn't been named yet... Had debated on just naming her after her original owner... Mary.

    Looks like most of the trim is there but I think it was pried off with a claw hammer or something..... Probably will need to get some replacement pieces.

    I have her a good scrubbing and most of the surface rust and oxidation came off... She really doesn't look to bad! I also put her bumpers and hubcaps back on.

    Went ahead got a new cap, rotor, wires, etc and now she isn't missing like she was. Brakes are only thin keeping his car from being driven!

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    Congratulation on this nice car! I think it would be decent to call her Mary, as she stayed in the original family for all her life.

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    "Queen Mary III", "Mary" for short, land yacht of North Carolina. Has a ring and I like land yachts.
    Nice survivor find and good to see her likely to be used.

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    Have you got the lower valence for the front? She's looking mucho better already!
    Pete
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    I do have the lower valance.. But the hardware to attach it was missing... So I haven't put it on.


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