1960 saw Plymouth now using unibody construction. It was also the last year their cars were styled with fins – or “stabilizers” as the sales literature was calling them.
Although the Suburban station wagons sat in their own series they were split into 3 lines: Deluxe, Custom and Sport. Each of these was equivalent in trim to their respective car lines: Savoy, Belvedere and Fury.
The two-tone paint on this car is subtle but if you can see that the roof and front fender scoops are painted white with the body in a light cream.
As a base model and a workhorse vehicle you don’t expect the interior to be overly glamorous but it is still stylish. Those square Plymouth steering wheels always draw attention.
Under the hood is a 225 cubic inch slant 6 engine – something else that was new for 1960. It was standard in the Savoy and Belvedere, together with the Deluxe and Custom Suburbans.
However, this one has been “spiced” up a little. It has two x 2-barrel carburetors (standard engine has one single barrel carburetor) with custom intake manifold that has been chromed. It also has custom made ceramic coated headers that are connected to a dual exhaust. Transmission is three on a tree.
The 4-door Deluxe Suburban was the most popular of all the Suburbans during the 1960 model year. Plymouth sold 18,482 of them at a base price of $2,623 for the six. Another $119 would get you the 318 Fury V-800 V8 engine.
This ’60 Plymouth Deluxe Suburban is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)