Video: Where Did “Plymouth” Get Its Name?


When it comes to muscle cars on television, we’re a little leery – and for good reason. With the massive appeal of classic American iron, TV producers have scrambled to crank out show after show with no shortage of self-proclaimed “experts” on these amazing cars. Thankfully, Mark Worman and his crew at Graveyard Carz have done a fine job of producing entertaining and informative shows entirely focused on the preservation of rare Mopar muscle.

While television producers are always looking to exacerbate drama for the sake of drama, the real good stuff is the work that they perform on restoring some amazing Mopars. To ramp up the “good stuff” even more, Worman’s own daughter Allysa is now hosting a small web mini-series “Mopar Mysteries.” Looking to answer various questions regarding production numbers, make and model origins and more, Mopar Mysteries looks promising.

For this episode, Allysa walks us through the creation of the Plymouth brand. Although there’s some conflict regarding its creation (even contrary to Worman’s answer), the information is sound and documented, and thereby, worth a listen. Established in 1928 as a entry-level brand, and surviving all the way until 2001, Plymouth sadly was enveloped into its Dodge and Chrysler sibling brands, divvying up its Neon, Prowler, and Voyager minivan among the brands.

Of course, with chatter continuing to swirl regarding the return of the ‘Cuda model but either as a Dodge or Chrysler (and without the original Plymouth branding), many are still very interested in the defaulted auto label.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

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