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Motion Pictures Plymouth Plainsman Wagon: Weird and Rare

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Plymouth Plainsman Wagon: Weird and Rare

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  2. Here's some 1956 Plymouth Plainsman pics that I (& @StillOutThere) posted over on the ForwardLook.net forum:

    56ChryslerIntlSalonBrochureCover.jpg
    56Chryslee Intl SalonBrochurePlainsman.jpg
    Plain1.jpg
    56PlainsmanWagonInterior.jpg
    56_plainsman_wagon_tires.jpg
    56_Plymouth_Plainsman_Station_Wagon_Rr_Qtr.jpg
    56_Plymouth_Plainsman_Station_Wagon_Rt_Frt_Qtr.jpg
    56_Plymouth_Plainsman_Interior.jpg

    BortzPlainsman.jpg
    PlainsmanInteriorAsFound.jpg
    56PlymPlainsman.jpg
    Plainsman.jpg

    This Chrysler "Idea" Car (i.e., concept car) went up for sale in 2010:

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    CA0810-96515_5.jpg
    CA0810-96515_6.jpg
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    images from Mecum Auctions

    Here's a pic of it (with warts exposed) at the 2010 Pebble Beach Mecum Auction:

    @ 2010 PB Auction (photo by Tom Davison).jpg
    image by @Tom davison
     
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  3. Weird, yes, rare, no doubt, innovative, for sure, ugly, well, even Ghia can get it wrong at times.
     
  4. And Cow Hide Interior! Shades of 50's Hollywood Cowboys.
    And a (power) step built into the bumper and I thought Chevy invented it for their trucks.
    A very interesting package, I could go on with the innovations that are common place today.
    I would one it and drive it
     
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  5. flatheadpete
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    That thing's pretty wild. I kinda dig it...
     
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  6. hansboomer
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    That must have been 54 or 55 maybe? It reminds me of the 57 Belvedere wagon I used ride in the way back of. There's a lot of smoke coming off that thing. You wudda thought they would warm it up before filming it.
     
  7. harpo1313
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    First thought a hearse ,then saw the exhaust going in the back window, second thought ,again hearse.
     
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  9. bostonhemi
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    The front grill area reminds me of a 60's Pontiac with ford taillights as bumper ends. I kinda like a little different.
     
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  10. belair
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    I got the Pontiac vibe too. It's not pretty, but it is interesting. Been missing your articles, JB.
     
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  11. 2935ford
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    Yup, my first thought also.
     
  12. A whole lot of work to make superfluous ugliness.
     
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  13. B Bay Barn
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    Another chapter in the "Wretched Excesses" playbook. This is the one that should have been on the Andrea Doria.
     
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  14. jcmarz
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    At first glance, I thought it was a Hearse. Weird and Feo but still interesting.
     
  15. The station wagon version of the Monkeemobile.

    Maybe Jefferys got the idea from this car?

    Oldmics
     
  16. Sting Ray
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    Look like a camper shell put on backwards. Kinda cool tho.
     
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  17. Bob K
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    I saw that car unrestored at the Gilmore when Bortz did his exhibit in the 90,s. Haven't seen it lately.

    B:)B
     
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  18. Gman0046
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    Yeah its weird rare and Fugly just like many Custom of that era.
     
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  19. the-rodster
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    According to the interweb it sold at Auctions America’s Burbank , August 2014 for $176,000.
     
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  20. flamingokid
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    Proportion wise,it's OK except for the Mae Wests on the front end.Also,the back roof looks like a 1950's pleasure boat roof turned backwards.....I'd drive it
     
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  21. tfeverfred
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    I like it. Reminds me of a "Star Trek" shuttle craft. To boldly go where no family has gone before. Yep, I'd cruise it every day.
     
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  22. wvenfield
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    Nothing weird about that. It was a promise of a future we never got.
     
  23. George
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    The fold up quarter panels make changing the ties a breeze.vs the welded up skirts on some customs
     
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  24. Now I know where Ranchero's got their tailgate emblem and where 70 Firebirds got their grills.
     
  25. e z i
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    That makes a 58 Oldsmobile look downright purdy...
     
  26. Another '56 Plymouth Plainsman video:

     
  27. ... and another:

     
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  28. haileyp1014
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    I can't unsee this.think I'm gonna have nightmares
     
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  29. froghawk
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    With the introduction of the stunning 1957 Chrysler cars just over the horizon in late '56 the Plainsman was nothing more than a styling dead end. It would've looked revolutionary in '52 or '53.
     
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  30. Unborn calfskin interior...........that's just a little creepy.:eek:
     

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