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Old 08-29-2013, 01:16 AM
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value of 1950 Plymouth business coupe?

Hey guys, I'm interested in a Plymouth, it's in good condition all around and not modified. It's supposedly doesn't need any work and appears to be a 7-8/10 car in pics(I know). I don't have any interest in building a hot rod so it's a plus that the car is in stock form. I was trying to get a idea what a fair price range would be. There weren't many on ebay to compare with, they don't seem to sell particularly well and this one is no exception.

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:55 PM
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The car just doesn't have that collector following, so it's really worth what your prepared to pay. Is it running and driveable? If it is, well, it's a coupe which really means a 2 door which is cool...if you like it, make him an offer that is something that you can live with, if he accepts, you know you didn't over pay. Other than that...it's more about what the heart desires.

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Being a Business coupe, means it doesn't have a back seat,, they were built for the traveling salesman that used the back seat for hauling his sales books maybe samples of what he was selling, etc,, at least all the business coupes I have seen were like that,, the trunk is open to the back area,,, ( I THINK,,, Could be wrong about this, )
I'll see if I can find a picture,, I think the value depends on how much you can get it for and how bad you want it,, they are rather unsual

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That's a good looking car, thanks for the pictures "Bad Rat" (somehow it always seems like I'm insulting you when I call you bad rat...LOL...in a James Cagney sort of way)...the car almost looks like a cross between a mid 50's T-Bird and a Mercedes Gull Wing without the gull wing doors. I think it would be an awesome runner and as Bad Rat said, they are rather unusual so it would get a lot of attention.

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The long deck lid on the '50 business coupe can be one of those love or hate things. I personally think it makes a better looking car from a pretty mundane body style. The few I've seen for sale don't get big money around here, unless they are already nicely hot-rodded or restored. I'd be surprised to see a runner/driver for much over $4,000 unless it was pretty nice. See them as project cars for under $1500 occasionally.
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The Bad Rat handle came from that 34 Rats Glass coupe we built,, it had a Bad *** blown 572 BBC and the owner started calling it Bad Rat for his show posters,, somehow the name rubbed off on to me ,, I think I am ready for a name change,
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I always understood the BBC connection...but I watched the old James Cagney flick late last night and I hear the famous line "you dirty rat, you shot my brother"...and had to kind of chuckle and thought of you and your forum name...at least he didn't call him bad rat...just dirty....LOL

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The Biz Coupe

Someone jump in and correct me if I'm wrong, but - I seem to recall reading somewhere a long time ago that those were famous for having virtually NO body parts interchangeable with any other body styles. Result is that it is even harder than it is for most MOPARs to get parts for them, and so it is extremely hard to restore/fix 'em.

Personally - I'd think that at least the entire front end should be interchangeable - but what do I know? Never had one!
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The Bad Rat handle came from that 34 Rats Glass coupe we built,, it had a Bad *** blown 572 BBC and the owner started calling it Bad Rat for his show posters,, somehow the name rubbed off on to me ,, I think I am ready for a name change,
Hey Bud...beautiful car, nothing wrong with being named after that work of art...so, should I and can I call you Dale now?

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Thanks for the replies and 1971BB427 good to know. I agree with you about the look of the car.

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For the year, if that car is untouched, it looks more like a 9.99 out of 10...if the price is right....get it.

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Yes, that looks like more in the upper range of those cars.
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That has to be a repaint though...I don't know as if those cars shone that much from the factory. Regardless, great looking car.

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That has to be a repaint though...I don't know as if those cars shone that much from the factory. Regardless, great looking car.

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May indeed be a repaint, but the shine doesn't indicate it to me. We had an elderly neighbor who owned one of those when I was growing up. Bought it new, and when he died in the 70's it still looked that good. I remember him out in his garage almost every day wiping it down, or polishing it. We lived next door and my brother and I used to tell him he was going to rub the paint off it some day!
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It might be original paint and I have seen cars that are 60 some years old that had original paint that did look great...few and far between though...like I said, regardless...great looking car.

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