1968 PLYMOUTH CUSTOM SUBURBAN STATION WAGON, 6 PASSENGER, (MID LEVEL TRIM)
ENGINE: 318ci/ 2 bbl carb.
This car is in original unrestored condition other then the repainted sides of the car (done sometime before 1979). The mileage showing is actual. The door jam sticker reflects that the car was fully serviced (oil/ filter, lube and transmission service) at DOWNTOWN STANDARD (a Standard Oil gas station), 348 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis in July of 1979 at 41677 miles. The car was discovered Feb. 2003 with 41748 mile showing, in the basement of the NATMUS Museum (National Auto and Truck Museums of the United States) in Auburn In. This museum is at the same location and on the same grounds as the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Museum.
It was sitting on 4 flat belted tires with under a thick coat of dust and bird droppings. I inquired about the car and was informed that the owner has passed away and the car was donated to the museum in 1979 witch matched the date on the license plate.
The car was sold for $2500 and tailored home. Since then the gas tank has been boiled out, fuel sending unit and the fuel pump have been replaced. The carb has been rebuilt. Plugs, batt., heater hoses, oil and filters changed and cylinders were lubed to get the engine running. The original date coded plug wire, cap, rotor, belts and radiator hoses were in excellent condition. After the car started and ran for a while I selected the a/c just to see what would happen. The a/c clutch engaged and cool air came from the factory a/c ducts indicating the system worked after 24 years but needed serviced.
The car was found with a Class lll sub frame welded hitch and is wired with a 7-way plug. A front bumper hitch was installed for trailer maneuvering but has since been removed. I have had the radiator overhauled (from 2 to 3 core) and I have installed a H/D transmission cooler. The 4 belted white wall tires and wheels are in storage and have been upgraded to 255/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear on 15x8 alum. rims. The brake booster and master cylinder have been replaced and the headlights were upgraded to halogens as well.
This car has the optional tail gate window washer. When the window is retracted into the tail gate, a button is pushed and the window is washed while down in the tail gate. It will return to the extended position clean!
The car runs as new and is a true survivor.