Dec 21, 2013


PLYMOUTH / USA  ( 1928 -  2001 )

CHRYSLER Motors gave up making a four-cylinder CHRYSLER model  in 1928. For this field they created the new make PLYMOUTH to compete against FORD and CHEVROLET.
So from the beginning on PLYMOUTH was a mass producer.
That means for the collector that most of PLYMOUTH emblems are in the one star category.

Here you see a rare exception: the 1933 hood ornament with integrated emblem.
Pay attention the wings  are often broken or shortened.

PLYMOUTH mascot with emblem

emblem only: 5.0 cm x 3.3 cm

Here you see the next exception: the 1935 mascot. Hard to find in a perfect shape !

PLYMOUTH hood ornament mounted on a hub cap.

emblem only: 5.0cm x 3.4 cm

What you see on every PLYMOUTH emblem is the ship named Mayflower which carried the Pilgrim Fathers from Plymouth / England across the Atlantic in 1620.

left: emblem from 1928 (export version)    right: emblem from 1930

4.2 cm x 3.4 cm
1928 - 1930

Normally the PLYMOUTH emblems were enameled- but here we have a radiator that was assembled in Germany, so maybe it was a simpler version.

postcard of the 1936 PLYMOUTH

1940 - 1941 front emblem made in one piece ( no makers mark )

4.6 cm x  10.1 cm
Year1940 - 1942

 1942 front page of a sales brochure

I don´t think that the emblem shown above and this one are identical...

PLYMOUTH emblem collection mounted on a contemporary ad
The PLYMOUTH emblem on top right is a rare find because of the original yellow enamel.
It is from the Lee Roy Hartung collection that was put up for auction in 2011.
Please look at my Lee Roy Hartung post and click here here .

This time no ship but a fish,  funny front emblem of a 1967 - 68 Plymouth Barracuda:


No ship, no fish but a kind of a rocket, the 1960 PLYMOUTH Suburban emblem:

no OLDSMOBILE, it is a PLYMOUTH badge !

For more emblems see older posts or top right  ( list of car makers ).

1 comment:

  1. Hi im interested in 1933 Plymouth Hood Ornament Mascot with Emblem.
    It's compatible with Plymouth 1933 PD 4 sedan? please, send me more information