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P15 Production Information

1946 Deluxe Price Weight Lbs. Location of Manufacture By Serial Number
(S/N located on left front door hinge post)
Business Coupe $1,099 2,977 Detroit: 15154001-15206835 Los Angeles:26000001-36003588 Evansville: 22042001-22053039
Club Coupe $1,159 3,037 Detroit: 15154001-15206835 Los Angeles:26000001-36003588 Evansville: 22042001-22053039
2 Door Sedan $1,124 3,047 Detroit: 15154001-15206835 Los Angeles:26000001-36003588 Evansville: 22042001-22053039
4 Door Sedan $1,164 3,082 Detroit: 15154001-15206835 Los Angeles:26000001-36003588 Evansville: 22042001-22053039

1946 Special Deluxe Price Weight Lbs.
Business Coupe $1,159 2,982 Detroit: 114960001-11643103 Los Angeles: 25000001-25009752 Evansville: 20165001-2018586
Club Coupe $1,234 3,057 Detroit: 114960001-11643103 Los Angeles: 25000001-25009752 Evansville: 20165001-2018586
Convertible $1,439 3,282 Detroit: 114960001-11643103 Los Angeles: 25000001-25009752 Evansville: 20165001-2018586
2 Door Sedan $1,199 3,062 Detroit: 114960001-11643103 Los Angeles: 25000001-25009752 Evansville: 20165001-2018586
4 Door Sedan $1,239 3,107 Detroit: 114960001-11643103 Los Angeles: 25000001-25009752 Evansville: 20165001-2018586
Station Wagon $1,539 3,402 Detroit: 114960001-11643103 Los Angeles: 25000001-25009752 Evansville: 20165001-2018586

1947 Deluxe Price Weight Lbs.
Business Coupe $1,139 2,977 Detroit: 15206936-15252278 Los Angeles: 26003589-26010839 Evansville: 22043040-22063369
Club Coupe $1,189" 3,037 Detroit: 15206936-15252278 Los Angeles: 26003589-26010839 Evansville: 22043040-22063369
2 Door Sedan $1,164 3,047 Detroit: 15206936-15252278 Los Angeles: 26003589-26010839 Evansville: 22043040-22063369
4 Door Sedan $1,214 3,082 Detroit: 15206936-15252278 Los Angeles: 26003589-26010839 Evansville: 22043040-22063369




1947 Special Deluxe Price Weight Lbs.
Business Coupe $1,209 2,982 Detroit: 11643104-11854385 Los Angeles: 25009753-25035585 Evansville: 20185186-20233167
Club Coupe $1,254 3,057 Detroit: 11643104-11854385 Los Angeles: 25009753-25035585 Evansville: 20185186-20233167
Convertible $1,565 3,282 Detroit: 11643104-11854385 Los Angeles: 25009753-25035585 Evansville: 20185186-20233167
2 Door Sedan $1,239 3,062 Detroit: 11643104-11854385 Los Angeles: 25009753-25035585 Evansville: 20185186-20233167
4 Door Sedan $1,289 3,107 Detroit: 11643104-11854385 Los Angeles: 25009753-25035585 Evansville: 20185186-20233167
Station Wagon $1,765 3,402 Detroit: 11643104-11854385 Los Angeles: 25009753-25035585 Evansville: 20185186-20233167

1948 Deluxe Price Weight Lbs.
Business Coupe $1,441 3,030 Detroit: 15252279-15284534 Los Angeles: 26010840-26017052 Evansville: 22063370-22071866
Club Coupe $1,383 2,995 Detroit: 15252279-15284534 Los Angeles: 26010840-26017052 Evansville: 22063370-22071866
2 Door Sedan $1,409 3,005 Detroit: 15252279-15284534 Los Angeles: 26010840-26017052 Evansville: 22063370-22071866
4 Door Sedan $1,346 2,955 Detroit: 15252279-15284534 Los Angeles: 26010840-26017052 Evansville: 22063370-22071866




1948 Special Deluxe Price Weight Lbs.
Business Coupe $1,529 3,045 Detroit: 11854386-12066019 Los Angeles: 25035586-25062782 Evansville: 20233168-20287571
Club Coupe $1,471 3,030 Detroit: 11854386-12066019 Los Angeles: 25035586-25062782 Evansville: 20233168-20287571
Convertible $1,503 3,020 Detroit: 11854386-12066019 Los Angeles: 25035586-25062782 Evansville: 20233168-20287571
2 Door Sedan $1,440 2,950 Detroit: 11854386-12066019 Los Angeles: 25035586-25062782 Evansville: 20233168-20287571
4 Door Sedan $1,857 3,225 Detroit: 11854386-12066019 Los Angeles: 25035586-25062782 Evansville: 20233168-20287571
Station Wagon $2,068 3,320 Detroit: 11854386-12066019 Los Angeles: 25035586-25062782 Evansville: 20233168-20287571
1949 First Series P15
Deluxe

Detroit: 15284535-15292209 Los Angeles: 26017026-26018852 Evansville: 22071867-22073646
Special Deluxe

Detroit: 12066020-112116123 Los Angeles: 25062783-25071430 Evansville: 20287572-20299138

Total P15 Producion 1946-1949
Deluxe


Business Coupe
16,117


Club Coupe
10,400


2 Door Sedan
49,918


4 Door Sedan
120,757


Chassis
10


Special Deluxe


Business Coupe
31,399


Club Coupe
156,629


Convertible
15,295


2 Door Sedan
125,704


4 Door Sedan
514,986


Station Wagon
12,913


Chassis 5,361

53,491 P15C Special Deluxes were built with Right Hand Drive (RHD). No P15S Deluxes were built with RHD.

P15 Body Numbers
The body number is located on the firewall near the left hood hinge. The tag's first three digits indicate model/body style, followed by sequential body style. Wood body station wagons were prefixed with USHCO followed by the body serial number. These bodies were built by U.S. Body & Forging Company for Plymouth.
P15S Deluxe
510
Four Door Sedan
511 Two Door Sedan
512 Club Coupe
513 Business Coupe
P15C Special Deluxe
500 Four Door Sedan
501 Two Door Sedan
502 Club Coupe
503 Business Coupe
504 Convertible
Body Numbers from "Plymouth 1946-1959", J. Benjaminson, Motorbooks International.Used with permission.

P15 Shipments By Month

Deluxe Special
Deluxe

Deluxe Special
Deluxe
December 1945
684
86



January 1946
1,869
5,008
January 1947
8,183
18,256
February
2,072
10,460
March
7,451
23,087
March
2,556
13,359
March
7,962
24,310
April
3,315
24,433
April
6,063
27,390
May
6,947
16,527
May
4,619
20,802
June
6,243
14,066
June
5,216
27,515
July
8,351
18,024
July
3,480
19,460
August
8,893
19,088
August
4,665
27,042
September
8,106
17,446
September
4,890
28,835
October
7,803
17,823
October
3,200
19,402
November
6,001
12,786
November
4,510
27,686
December
6,359
13,814
December
5,916
36,384
1946 Totals
68,569
182,834
1947 Totals
66,155
300,169
January 1948
3,972
24,435
January 1949
5,676
35,586
February
2,188
13,852
February
307
1,445
March
5,822
35,452
March
0
15
April
6,229
38,158
1949 Totals
5,983
37,046
May
1,172
6,786



June
4,452
27,608



July
5,741
35,381



August
5,843
35,747



September
2,720
16,777



October
6,227
38,011



November
5,590
33,458



December
5,855
36,467



1948 Totals
55,811
342,152




Plymouth Body Colors
Chip colors accuracy will change depending upon your monitor setting.
Always check a factory chip chart for accurate color selection before painting.
Color Chip Modern
PPG
Paint Code
Notes Combo ID Combo Upper/Lower Wheel Color
Special Deluxe Only
Wheel Stripe
Special Deluxe Only
Black 101
9000


All Deluxe Models
Black
Straw Color
Sumac Red 603 70004 Convertible Only

Sumac Red Gold Bronze
Airwing Gray 501 30003
904 Airwing Gray Vermilion Red
Charlotte Ivory 801 80001 Convertible Only

Charlotte Ivory Gold Bronze
Cruiser Maroon 601 50003


Cruiser Maroon Gold Bronze
Marine Blue201 10017
902 Marine Blue Flake White
Chevron Blue 203 10319
901 Chevron Blue Gold Bronze
Battalion Beige 401 20005


Battalion Beige Straw Color
Plymouth Gunmetal 503 30004
903 Plymouth Gunmetal Flake White
Balfour Green 301 40004
905 Balfour Green Gold Bronze
Kenwood Green 303 40162
906 Kenwood Green Gold Bronze

Modern PPG Industries paint codes courtesy of Jim Benjaminson, Plymouth Owners Club. The gray paint used for the trunk area and underbody is best matched to a PPG lacquer DDL 32565. Slightly different shades were used at different plants and based on paint availability. Some applications of the "Plymouth" gray were slightly bluer than the gray used on the other Chrysler cars, but the PPG color is considered 'correct', per the Plymouth Owners Club P15 Technical Advisor.
Paint Details

Additional Plymouth Paint Information
Silver
Black (Semi Gloss)
Gray
Unpainted
Block
Oil Pan
Head
Water Pump
Oil Pump
Front Engine Mounts
Mainfolds
Clutch Housing
Transmission
Oil Filler Tube
Dipstick Tube
Front Pulley
Thermostat Housing
Heater Bypass Hose
Starter
Generator
Distributor Body
Wire Loom Holder
Coil Holder
Coil
Air Breather
Air Cleaner
Air Cleaner Steady
Breather Brace
Valve Chamber Vent
Valve Chamber Tube
Fuel Pump Shield
Fan & Pully
Oil Filter
Filter Brace
Steering Box
Entire Frame
Brake Master Cylinder
Brake Lines
Inner Front Fender Shields
Radiator Side Shields
Engine Dust Shields
Hood Lock Plate Brace
Horns And Bracket
Bumper Supports
Radiator Support
Radiator Cross Bar
Under Body
Inside Floorpan
Underside Of Hood
Underside Of Trunk Lid
Front Stone Guards
Rear Stone Guards
Front Fender Center Panel
Grille Panel
All Fenders (Inside)
Inside Trunk Area
Trunk Hinges
Trunk Wheelwells (Trunk Side)
Backside Of Wheels
Fuel Pump
B&B Carb
Fuel Lines
Oil & Vacuum Lines
Accelerator linkage
Shift rods
Engine Paint Supplier Options
Visitor George Risley, restoring his D24, provided some additional information about the different paint options for painting the engine block. He tested the Hirsch and POR 15 aluminum paints for color match to the original mopar silver. The Hircsh HI-Temp exhaust was very close, a litttle brighter than original. For block, head and other lower temperature areas the POR15 Engine Enamal (600 degree) was the best match, with a slight gray cast. The Hirsch 600 degree and other local rattle cans (Plastic Cote, Tempo, etc.) were all too gray. The Hirsch has a glossy smooth finish while the POR15 has a satin sheen look (600 degree paints).
"Unpainted" Engine Paint Options
As noted above some items are left unpainted. In this unprotected state they will quickly rust. I have tried several options with good results. My local Orchard Home Supply sells an Aervol engine enamel. The color is "Cast Iron Gray" and looks very good when applied to an "unpainted" part. They in fact look like they don't have any paint! A second option is powder coating. It is very durable but more expensive. I recently saw a set of wheel cylinders in "Cast Iron" powder coat that had been applied using the Eastwood system. They looked almost indistinguishable from a non-coated one and would never rust. Downside to this approach is the cost of entry for the Eastwood system, over $150.00, plus the consumables.

Tire Reference Information


Tire Size (In.) Front Tread (In.) Rear Tread (In.) Wheelbase (In.)
1946 P15 6.00-16 57 60 117
1947 P15 6.00-16 57 60 117
1948 P15 6.70-15 57 60 117

P15 15" Wheel Introduction
Deluxe Detroit 15251917* November 1947
  Los Angeles 26010991 December 1947
  Evansville 22063548 December 1947
*Except for cars 15252001-15252010 (December 1947 cars are actually 1948 models.)
Special Deluxe Detroit 11851594** November 1947
  Los Angeles 25036148 December 1947
  Evansville 20234249 Decembe 1947
**Except for cars 11851601-11851642 (December 1947 cars are actually 1948 models. )



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