1938 Plymouth Pick up Truck - Project - “PT-57” model - Cali Truck L-head six

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: La Canada Flintridge, California, United States
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: truck
  • Year: 1938
  • Mileage: 100,000
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: L-head six
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Plymouth truck 1938 Description

YEAR: 1938
Model: 1938 Plymouth Model PT57 Express
Engine: 201.3-cid (3-1/8 x 4-3/8) L-head six-cylinder 70-horsepower
Wheelbase: 116-inches
Serial Number: (Evansville) 9185301 & up; (Los Angeles) 9208201 & up
CONDITION: Non running since the 1970's. Sold As-Is. No title Bill of Sale Only. Title missing. Located in North Hollywood California. Truck could be veiwed in North Hollywood please email to set up veiwing time. Pick up only No deliveries. This is a Rare 1938 Plymouth Model PT57 project truck with L-head six engine. Needs to be restored or used for parts. Serial Number 9203789. Please examine the photographs for further details and quality. (check photos)
Plymouth produced a total of 4,620 of these 1938 pickups – which were cataloged as “Express” models. That was in addition to 1,601 Commercial Sedans and 95 Chassis-and-Cab trucks. In most published references, Plymouth used the 1,850-lb. weight of the Chassis-and-Cab for all models, but logic would indicate that the Express weighed about the same as a 1938 Dodge pickup, which tipped the scales at 2,700 lbs.
Accessories such as a spotlight, bumper guards and chrome wheel trim rings were offered for additional cost. Standard Black finish was usually seen on the fenders, sills and running boards.
Since 1938 marked Plymouth’s 10th Anniversary as an automaker, the cars and trucks built that year were sometimes referred to as Jubilee editions. They could be identified by their new vertical grille which was adopted from the passenger car. However, other front end sheet metal was unique to the truck.
All 1938 Plymouth trucks had a 116-inch wheelbase. An I-beam axle was used up front, with a 4.1:1 hypoid rear axle. Semi-elliptic springs were mounted at the rear along with Hotchkiss double U-joint drive. Standard tires were 6.00 x 16 size. A three-speed manual transmission was standard, but a four-speed gearbox could be added at extra cost.
For its power plant, Plymouth used an L-head six with a 3-1/8 x 4-3/8 bore and stroke. It produced 70 hp at 3000 rpm. This 201.3-cid flathead had a 5.8:1 compression ratio and produced 70 hp at 3000 rpm. It was the same engine used in Dodge trucks, which made sense as they were in the same family. The Plymouths, in fact, were almost a direct spin-off of their Dodge cousins.
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