Real Wheels: Children enjoy sitting in 1936 Plymouth P1 Business Coupe


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Phillip Cramer, of Ottawa, purchased this 1936 Plymouth P1 in January of 1968.

Phillip Cramer, of Ottawa, purchased this 1936 Plymouth P1 in January of 1968.


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The odometer on Cramer’s 1936 Plymouth recently passed 100,000.

The odometer on Cramer’s 1936 Plymouth recently passed 100,000.


Submitted photo

OTTAWA — Phillip Cramer, of Ottawa, owns this 1936 Plymouth P1 Business Coupe. As far as he knows, he is the fourth owner.

The Plymouth P1 Business Coupe sold for $510, and 26,856 were produced.

Cramer knows the history of his particular car. His father-in-law owned it for about five years during the 1950s, and then he sold it to a woman, who owned it for 10 years. Cramer purchased it in January of 1968.

“It was in very rough shape, needing everything restored,” Cramer said.

The coupe is rare, as many coupes were lost to dirt track racing and street rods in the 1940s and ‘50s. Cramer himself has only seen six other P1 Coupes.

Cramer enjoys participating in car shows and gets pleasure seeing the smiles and expressions of little kids when they are allowed to sit behind the large steering wheel.

Phillip Cramer, of Ottawa, purchased this 1936 Plymouth P1 in January of 1968.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/10/web1_1936-Pontiac-Business-Copupe.jpgPhillip Cramer, of Ottawa, purchased this 1936 Plymouth P1 in January of 1968. Submitted photo
The odometer on Cramer’s 1936 Plymouth recently passed 100,000.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/10/web1_1936-Pontiac-Business-Coupe-2.jpgThe odometer on Cramer’s 1936 Plymouth recently passed 100,000. Submitted photo

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

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