Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: 1934 Plymouth PE


BLACKSTOCK, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 2006
Date:
1934 Plymouth PE
Permalink  
 


Just had a call from a guy about his 34 Plymouth he just got, he's trying to find out what the PE model stands for??? I remember when I worked for Chrysler back in the late 60's that they had a P series some ended in a F ?? Anybody know the answer?? Thks Pete

__________________

I can only please one person a day, Today is not your day!!Tomorrow doesn't look good either !!!!



BELLE RIVER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 981
Date:
Permalink  
 

Apparently an engineering code ....don't think it means anything in particular . When I was at Ford , people would ask what XLT meant ....I told them "excellent " and it seemed to satisfy thembiggrin



__________________

 

I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.



CLINTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 3883
Date:
Permalink  
 

dualquadpete wrote:

Just had a call from a guy about his 34 Plymouth he just got, he's trying to find out what the PE model stands for??? I remember when I worked for Chrysler back in the late 60's that they had a P series some ended in a F ?? Anybody know the answer?? Thks Pete


          me me    pick me    biggrin

 

        


As 1934 opened, Plymouth replaced the successful PD and PCXX models with a new PE Deluxe model and a new standard PF model.

The PE and PF featured an advanced independent front suspension that used unequal A arms. Power was increased by 10% over the 1933 models by increasing the engine stroke. In other respects the PE and PF were mechanically very similar to the 1933 models.

The radiator cap migrated to under the hood again where it has remained ever since. The hood ornament featured a sailing ship for the first time. The hood sides were a odd mix of louvers in the front and vertically stacked doors at the rear.

1934 Plymouth PE vent windowPhotograph copyright Jim Benjaminson, used with permission.

A unique, one year only, feature on these cars was a front window frame that had a vent window. When the vent window was closed the whole frame, vent window included, could be rolled down. When the vent window was open only the main window glass rolled down. 

These are also the first Plymouth model that placed the instrument cluster in front of the driver rather than in the center of the dash.

The body itself was more rounded than the 1933 models but still featured classic early 1930s styling. The combination of classic styling and independent front suspension makes this car unique.

Plymouth learned in 1933 that the public wanted a full sized, full featured car. This was provided in 1934 by the PE and PF models. Unfortunately with items like the independent front suspension and unique window riser mechanism the price point moved up too much. For this reason, a "special" PG stripped of these features was introduced later in the year for those buyers more interested in thrift rather than features.

 



__________________

 

 



BLACKSTOCK, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 2006
Date:
Permalink  
 

WOW Carl, you amaze me!!! From what I learned on the phone, last night his 34 has all those items!! he's trying to research the history of car that came from Alberta, & was supposed to be owned by a gangster's girlfriend, from the US but I can't remember either name but "famous"!!! Car is all together, 1 small rust hole in rear fender, runs & drives, has vacuum assist clutch that I think they called " free wheel" for going down hill? Will likely be street rodded, if the history story doesn't pan out or he can't trace it.

__________________

I can only please one person a day, Today is not your day!!Tomorrow doesn't look good either !!!!



CLINTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 3883
Date:
Permalink  
 

Gangster couple and a 1934 Plymouth!

 

cargun.jpg



Attachments
__________________

 

 

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard