our car and my mom Cathy
and my younger sister Sandy
and my younger brother Randy
(Mom) Cathy Knapp & (background)Randy Knapp & (foreground)Sandy Knapp
1953 P24-2 Plymouth Cranbrook 4 door sedan in the snow in winter time in
northern California date of B&W photo taken by Jeff Knapp during early 60's
This was our family car purchased by my father Milton E Knapp. My father rigged
this car with a rope between the rear door handle grips that would not allow the
two rear doors to open when the car was moving. I remember this working at least
one time. Either Randy or I opened the rear left door and we were saved by the rope.
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1953 Plymouth Cranbrook 4 dr sedan wheelbase 114.0 inches with 3.6L 218 c.i.d.
L6 six cylinder flat head motor weight 3,023 base price $1,873 units made 298,976
1953 Cranbrook convertible coupe weight 3,193 base price $2,220 units made 6,301
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"In 1953 Plymouth offered the Cranbrook four door sedan as part of its line-up.
The engine was a 217 c.i.d., 100hp six cylinder. A three speed manual transmission
was standard with overdrive and semi-automatic transmissions as options".
Under the hood of the 1953 model was the same 117 cubic inch L-head six
found in Plymouths since 1942. However, this years horsepower came at an
exact 100, an increase of three, thanks to a 7.1 to 1 compression ratio (up from 7:1).
Introduced-mid-year, 1954, was a 110-horsepower "Powerflow Six", a 230 cubic inch
unit formerly exclusive to Dodge. The appearance of the new automatic transmissions, plus
the V8 fever spreading in the car-buying public, probably dictated the move to a larger engine.
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1953 Plymouth Cambridge, Excellent Condition ,garage kept,one owner runs tlc
will make ex show car 2800.00 R Daliessio, Pa., Chadds Ford, 19317, US, 610-388-1317
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1953 Plymouth Cranbrook P24-2 units made:
4 Door Sedan 298,976 weight 3,023
Club Coupe 92,102 weight 2,971
Convertible Coupe 6,301 weight 3,193
Belvedere Hardtop Coupe 35,185 weight 3,027
Savoy 2 Door Wagon 12,089 weight 3,170
our Cadillac series 75 limo had a flat head V8 so it was not a 1949 model.
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