1936 Plymouth Westchester Suburban Woody Restomod

  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Suburban
  • SubModel: Plymouth Westchester Suburban Woody
  • Type: Wagon
  • Trim: Westchester Suburban Woody Restomod
  • Year: 1936
  • Mileage: 204085
  • VIN: 2835140
  • Color: Green and Wood
  • Engine size: 239 CID V-6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Five-speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green and Wood
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


1936 Plymouth Westchester Suburban Woody Restomod Description

1936 Plymouth Westchester Suburban Woody Restomod

Same owner for the past ten years Westchester Suburban Woody by US Body & Forging Converted P2 four-door sedan with powertrain from a 1996 Dodge Dakota pickup Upgraded modern 239 CID Magnum V-6 engine Five-speed manual transmission Green exterior and green interior with white ash and birch wood body panels Power steering, power brakes and electronic ignition Heater, Dakota gauges and modern four-speaker stereo Crank-out windshield Final model year for the side-mounted spare tire

Looking for a classic Mopar with a modern heart and drivetrain? MotoeXotica Classic Cars can help. We are pleased to offer this 1936 Plymouth Westchester Suburban Restomod, complete with upgraded modern Dodge V6 powertrain and a five speed transmission. It spent the last decade with the same loving owner who drove it to numerous shows and cross country trips!

Plymouth built 309 Westchester Suburbans in 1936 with US Body. US Body & Forging is best known for the thousands of Dodge and Plymouth station wagons built by the firm in their Frankfort and Tell City, Indiana factories through 1950. Plymouth introduced their first USCHo/USB&F-built wagon in 1934. Built on the Model PE automobile chassis it was also called the Westchester Semi-Sedan Suburban and factory records indicate that only 35 examples were built. Plymouth continued to utilize the firm’s station wagon bodies on their 1935 and 1936 PJ-based Westchester Suburbans.

In a five-year span, the previous owner converted a 1936 Plymouth P2, series PE four-door sedan with a Westchester Suburban body. That friend kept the chassis and drivetrain for a project of his own, so the previous owner replaced the P2’s powertrain with one from a donor Dodge Dakota. The Dakota also contributed its electrical system, heater and most of its accessories. Note there is only a windshield wiper on the driver’s side and that the rear doors open coach-style. This was the final model year for the side-mounted spare tire on the passenger side.

The green paint and white ash and birch wood on this wagon’s exterior are in overall excellent condition, as is the rubberized roof that was so common on passenger vehicles of that era. The engine bay is tidy, and the rear cargo area is in satisfactory order. This Plymouth now sports bumpers and bumper guards from a 1936 Oldsmobile and they are in very good condition. The previous owner reportedly spent most of one winter removing the original door skins and applying the wood pieces over the door frames, so the doors sound solid when closed. He kept the electrical system intact – the door jamb switches, dome light, turn signals, emergency flashers, dimmer switch, heater, horn, etc.

This Woody rolls on Kelly Explorer blackwall radials, size 215/75R15 at all four corners. The body-colored artillery wheels are from Wheelsmith and have new Plymouth sailing ship moons. The tires are in very good shape while the wheels are in excellent order.

Beneath that vee’d prow is a upgraded fuel-injected 239 CID V-6 engine. Backing that motor is a five-speed manual transmission. The former owner claims it will cruise at 70+ mph all day and return more than 20 mpg, an impossible feat for the wagon’s original powertrain. Driver convenience features include power steering, power brakes and electronic ignition.

Inside, the green front and rear bench seats are in great shape. There are no carpets or mats, just more of that beautiful wood. Above the driver’s head is a gorgeous wooden headliner with exquisite details. The original three-spoke steering wheel is intact and looks great. The former owner used a 1946 Plymouth instrument panel and molded it to the 1936 firewall to preserve the 36’s unique crank-out windshield. He then added the aftermarket gauges, commenting that they fit very well within the ‘46 dash. In the glovebox, there is a Kenwood AM/FM stereo with CD player. There’s also a small fan attached to the front passenger headliner and aimed at the driver. A wood-topped shift lever completes the interior.

Competition to this Plymouth in 1936 included Chevrolet’s Carryall Suburban and Ford’s Model 48 Station Wagon, among others.

This Westchester conversion would turn heads at any car show or cruise night and people would likely start telling you their Woody stories. Woodies, ones with real wood panels, mind you, not painted-on ones or 3M Di-Noc vinyl versions, are becoming rarer and rarer as time passes. If you’ve ever wanted to own a Woody, now is as good a time as any to visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars and take a look at this Plymouth Westchester Restomod before someone else drives it away.

VIN: 2835140 Body number: B05 II2825

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 204,085 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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