The only released Plymouth Belmont will be auctioned offJanuary 5, 2020
This bold concept was produced in 1954. Its creators were going to build a “dream car” that could compete with the Chevrolet Corvette.
The catchy Plymouth Belmont concept car developed by Virgil Exner was first shown at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show. He positioned himself as a direct competitor to the Chevrolet Corvette. The concept car, built in a single copy, was distinguished by a spectacular fiberglass body, large chrome headlights, stylish white tires, as well as an original radiator grille with an impact portion of chrome. The concept car was based on the same 114-inch chassis that supported many Plymouth sedans of the time.
Under the hood, the Plymouth Belmont hid a 3.9-liter naturally aspirated V8 with a return of 150 hp. Together with him, a three-speed Hy-Drive gearbox worked, which combined a torque converter with a manual transmission.
The only one released by Plymouth Belmont will be the lot of the Mecum Auctions auction, which will open its doors next week, writes the foreign portal carscoops.com.
Recall that the unique Plymouth Belmont more than once fell into the popular films of that time. Among them is the musical comedy “Convolution for Joey”, shown in the mid-50s. Today, the concept has been expertly restored and shown at many specialized events. For example, the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Car and Motorcycle Festival.
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