Transport: Plymacoupe

Director Eugene Vidal of the Bureau of Air Commerce has long had a pet idea: let aircraft manufacturers produce a plane cheap enough for the average man, power it with an automobile engine. Last week his idea neared realization when Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Co. of Marshall, Mo. announced the Plymacoupe—a graceful high-wing cabin monoplane with a standard 6-cyl. Plymouth engine. Expected price: $2,000.

Plymacoupe seats two side-by-side, cruises 100 m.p.h., has a topspeed of 120 m.p.h., lands at 42. Its engine is geared 2-to-1, uses 4 gal. of fuel per hour. It has a standard Plymouth instrument board adapted for airplane use....

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