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1936 Plymouth P2 Phaeton

  • Coachwork by Richards
  • Chassis Number: P6112275
During the early 20th century, Australia enacted tariffs requiring imported cars to be bodied locally. Since American cars have always been popular in Australia, it is not unusual to find many American products in Australia. The largest of the Australian body companies was Holden, which was purchased by GM. Holden bodied cars from Nash, Willys, Graham and Chrysler through 1935. Going forward, T.J. Richard & Sons of Keswick, South Australia provided bodies for all Chrysler makes. Years later, Richards was acquired by Chrysler.

This car was discovered by Bruce Thomas (a Chrysler historian), in Australia. He had it imported to the United States and subsequently sold it to Ray Schaefer, a former Plymouth manager. Schaefer had the car restored and converted to a left-hand drive during the process. Art Astor became the car's next owner and in 2008, the current owner purchased it.

In 2010, this unique Plymouth was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $70,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $39,600 including buyer's premium.

The Plymouth P2 Series were outfitted with a 201.3 cubic-inch six-cylinder engines capable of producing over 80 horsepower. Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes provide the stopping power while the three-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels. It sits atop a 113 inch wheelbase and suspended in place by an independent front suspension with coil springs.

The P2 series Plymouths had a tall radiator shell and a three-piece grille insert. The headlights were in the shape of bullets and painted the color of the body. There were 16 body types offered with the four-door sedan with trunk accumulating nearly half of all the Plymouth sales for 1936. 1936 was a record year for Plymouth with over half a million cars sold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010

2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $50,000-USD $70,000 
Sale Price :
USD $39,600

1936 Plymouth P2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Plymouth P2

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Plymouth Coupe
Sold for USD$17,250
  2021 GAA : April 2021
 
1936 Plymouth 5-Window Coupe
Sold for USD$18,500
  2017 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1936 Plymouth 5-Window Coupe
Sold for USD$18,000
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1936 PLYMOUTH COUPE
Sold for USD$25,463
  2015 McCormick's Auction # 59
 
1936 Plymouth P2 Coupe
Sold for USD$25,000
  2015 Mecum : Houston
 
1936 Plymouth P2 Sedan Delivery Coupe
Sold for USD$58,300
  2015 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1936 Plymouth 4-Door Sedan
Sold for USD$16,000
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1936 Plymouth Coupe
Sold for USD$11,000
  2013 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1936 Plymouth Convertible
Sold for USD$35,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - St. Charles, IL Auction
 
1936 PLYMOUTH COUPE HOT ROD
Chassis#: 9398882
Sold for USD$24,675
  2011 McCormicks Auction #50 - Palm Springs CA
 
1936 PLYMOUTH 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: 3073400
Sold for USD$13,420
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2011
 
1936 Plymouth P2 Phaeton Sedan
Sold for USD$41,800
  2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction
 
1936 Plymouth P2 Phaeton
Chassis#: P6112275
Sold for USD$39,600
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
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1936 PLYMOUTH
Chassis#: 2856278
Sold for USD$9,000
  2009 Silver Auction - Hot August Nights
 
1936 Plymouth Deluxe P2
Sold for USD$8,470
  2009 The Old Car Heaven Museum Auction
 
1936 Plymouth P2 Australian Tourer
Sold for USD$55,000
  2008 RM Auctions - The Astor Collection
 
1936 Plymouth P2 Sedan
Sold for USD$13,500
  2007 The Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction
 
1936 PLYMOUTH 4 DOOR SEDAN
Sold for USD$22,000
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2006
 
1936 Plymouth P2 Sedan
Chassis#: 298 1352
Sold for USD$16,500
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island

Plymouth P2s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1936 Plymouth P2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Plymouth Sedan28490252023 Mecum : Harrisburg$35,000  
1936 Plymouth Roadster28329492023 Mecum : Indy$110,000$200,000$250,000
1936 Plymouth Coupe 2020 Mecum : Dallas$16,000  
1936 Plymouth Resto Mod 2020 Mecum : Kissimmee Summer Special$40,000  
1936 Plymouth Roadster Street RodD19743522018 Mecum : Los Angeles$50,000  
1936 Plymouth Convertible 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1936 PLYMOUTH ROADSTERD19743522015 Mecum Anaheim$50,000  
1936 Plymouth Coupe CustomP24845482014 Russo & Steele Scottsdale   
1936 Plymouth Coupe 2013 Mecum : Indianapolis$13,000  

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Coachwork: Richards
Chassis #: P6112275
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