1951 and carried over into 1952. Over the two
years, only 15,650 convertibles were made and a
mere 4,269 were built after January 1, 1952.
Cranbrooks had the company's larger chassis,
fanciest trim, and richest interior appointments.
Genuine wire wheels were a rare Chrysler
accessory that few Plymouth buyers ordered.
Despite having only minor
appearance changes - a new hood ornament and rear
nameplate - the 1952 models boasted 46
improvements over 1951. They included redesigned
combustion chambers, better brakes, transmission
refinements, safer windshield wipers, and Oriflow
hydraulic shock absorbers. An overdrive
transmission was added to the option list in the
spring, when whitewall tires were reinroduced
after the Korean War ended.
Wheelbase 118.5 in.
Weight 3,256 lbs.
Engine inline, L-head, 6 cylinders
Displacement 217.8 cu. in.
Horsepower Rating 97 @ 3,600 R.P.M.
Bore 3.25 in.
Stroke 4.375 in.
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