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Car of the Week - September 8th, 2011

Sports Car Market has chosen the 1932 Plymouth 4-dr Sedan of Jani Koslouski-Rollins as the Chubb Collector Car Insurance Car of the Week.

A 4-door Plymouth may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think ‘hot rod,’ but this one certainly looks the part. And hot rodding has never been about fitting in.

Jani’s 1932 Plymouth has everything you’d expect in a traditional rod, including no bumpers, no fenders, no hood or hood sides, suicide doors, and loud exhaust. It’s fitted with a small-block Chevrolet V8, Holley carburetor with blower scoop, HEI ignition (for easier starting), custom sidepipe exhaust with cutouts, and Torq-Thrust wheels on modern rubber. All of these things give it a good hot rod look while also likely making it a reliable driver with good performance—and if it does break, parts will be really easy to find.

Recent sales have seen similar rods sell for between $25k and $30k, depending on condition and build quality. Build cost tends to be a bit higher than market value on cars like this, but for devoted owners, it isn’t about the money — investment potential usually takes a back seat to the fun the car provides.

The best part of this Plymouth? Unlike a cramped ’32 Ford Highboy, which has room for only a driver and a passenger, Jani can take three friends (or the kids) along for the ride.

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.



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