The 1942 Plymouth models began their production run several months before Pearl Harbor triggered the United States’ entry into World War II. The models were introduced to the market in the late summer and early fall of 1941. They sold very well, and the American public enjoyed their great styling. One of the most popular models in the Plymouth line-up for 1942 was the Special De Luxe convertible. This model included a power-operated top along with a full-width rear seat, with much higher than usual legroom that made the convertible a five or six passenger car. Other features included a cigar lighter, which was very popular. The models also offered dual windshield wipers and dual taillights.