Surf-n-Speed: 1950 Plymouth Suburban Two-Door Wagon – SOLD!

by | Jul 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

August 17, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

August 6, 2021 Update – It appears the private seller wants their ’50 Plymouth to sell as they just lowered their asking price by five thousand dollars to land at a much more attractive $16,500. That change now places the car’s estimated value between #3 “Good” and #2 “Very Good”, sothat change should help the potential for it to sell.

July 27, 2021 Update – The private seller of this ’50 Plymouth wagon just posted a fresh Craigslist listing. While the description and pictures remain the same, the seller lowered their asking price by three thousand dollars to $21,500.

While this 1950 DeSoto Station Wagon we’re also featuring today was likely one of Chrysler’s last Woody Wagons produced, this 1950 Plymouth Suburban originally listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Waterbury, Connecticut was one of Plymouth’s first all-steel examples. Presented as a survivor-quality example, the current caretaker is asking $24,500.  Comparing that price against the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the private seller has their Suburban priced between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $21,900 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $33,600.

In 1949, Plymouth revolutionized the US station wagon market by introducing the Suburban, the industry’s first all-steel body station wagon.  In addition, for the first time in a low-priced car, Plymouth introduced an automatic “turn-the-key” ignition/starter combination. The Suburban featured a two-door body and seated six. The back row of seating folded flat to allow 42 inches of flat floor space and became popular as a commercial wagon. Powering Suburbans was Chrysler Corporation’s smallest six, a 217.8 cubic inch L-head producing 97  brake horsepower.  A “taxi package” was recommended to owners expecting to carry heavy loads that featured heavy-duty chassis springs and shock absorbers, a 100 amp/hr battery with a heat shield, and even heavier grade springs in seats and seats backs.

The Surf-n-Speed logo painted on the side doors has us wondering about the history of this Plymouth.  Based upon the pictures provided, this example appears to be a nicely preserved survivor example.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“All original p20 station wagon in very good condition, 218 L6 motor, 3 spd. on the column, (the same car Jay Leno has in his collection) serious inquires only, no lowballers

Show or go: what would you do with this Plymouth Suburban survivor?  Comment below and let us know!


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