On the road show
Jay Leno’s 1950 Plymouth
This episode of Jay Leno’s Garage featured a vehicle very close to home for Jay. The 1950 Plymouth Business Coupe in this episode was built by one of Leno’s late mechanics. Bob Sales battled cancer for many years, but used his spare time to build the Coupe in Jay’s Garage. Unfortunately, Sales passed away from cancer not too long after finishing the car. As a final tribute to his friend, Jay sold Sales’ labor of love to benefit his wife and children left behind.
The car is a great street rod even without its unique ancestry (see what we did there?). It features a proven powertrain combination of a Chevrolet small-block V8, a 700R4 automatic transmission, and a Ford 9-inch rear end. As per usual, this episode is an opportunity to see a cool car, but also to learn about the people who work under the hood in Leno’s garage – and how much they mean to him. Enjoy.
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