1947 Dodge Business Coupe


  1. Just two years out from the end of WWII car manufactures were still struggling with design. It wasn't until a year later Preston Tucker introduced his car design and innovations which really woke up the car design departments in automotive America, in my view.

    Now this '47 Plymouth business coupe' while very cool today, especially in its black suede finish, was dowdy looking in comparison to the Tucker. By the time 1950 rolled around the car manufacturing companies were really starting to get on board in the design departments. And by '54-'55 they were all awake.

    Something a little odd about this Plymouth. It looks like the grill was angled out at the bottom. I don't recall them looking like that when I was growing up. Also the roof looks chopped. If so that makes a big difference in its appearance.

  2. Great write up again JSF, you should be writing for my blog ;-) LOL
    I think you're right about the chop, altough not much it looks a bit chopped and slant back front window. just gives it a top sinister look there!

  3. Well thank you Skip for the compliment. I don't think of myself as a writer as most, if not all, of my comments are strictly just my observations and ramblings. Still it's fun to bullshit with you and others about cars, women, maybe even politics now and then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Now on the old Dodge and it "sinister" look. Yes, the laid back windshie...sorry, wind screen giving that front door window slant is very cool. The outside sun visor adds to that too. This old fat fender MoPar in its satin black finish is indeed "sinister". ๐Ÿ˜ˆ I think that's why we like it so much, even if it is dowdy. ๐Ÿ‘