1941 Plymouth Coupe

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Words & Photography: Luke Ray

This 1941 Plymouth Business Coupe is a car that you could say is out of character for Anthony ‘Arny’ Beimers. A highly skilled craftsman, Arny takes a difficult project on, jumps in feet first, and emerges at the other end with a concours nut & bolt restoration. So, to acquire a finished custom ‘as is’ and not touch it is a somewhat unusual move.

The ‘41 was purchased from Kevin Francis of KA Customs in Huntington Beach California. Arny is a regular visitor to the West Coast shows in the US, and the Chrysler caught his eye during a 2007 visit to the infamous Pamona Swap Meet. “I was actually looking for a 1959 Corvette on that particular trip, but I just couldn’t get the Plymouth out of my mind,” said Arny, “so I bought it instead!”

The car was first built from 2004-2005, and was an award winner at the Grand National Roadster Show in 2006. It now sits in Arny’s garage, awaiting a small transplant. “Currently I have a 354 HEMI built for the car and will fit it once I get through the other projects I have on the go” says Arny.

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That is most certainly something to look forward to. Then again, so are all the other projects lurking in the shed, deep in the Victorian landscape.

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Engine: 350ci Chev with 1957 Cadillac dress up gear

Transmission: Turbo 700.

10 Bolt Chev diff.

Mustang 2 front end with manual rack and pinion steering

Disc brakes.

Chassis: Stepped with mini tubs .

Body: De-badged, door handles removed and bear claw latches fitted, otherwise stock

Suspension: Airbags

Wheels & Tyres: 15” Smoothies with cross plys

Paint: Cyber green

Luke RayAustralia, Plymouth, Custom