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Encyclopedia > Plymouth Belvedere
Plymouth Belvedere
1957 Belvedere
Manufacturer Plymouth
Parent company Chrysler Corporation
Production 1951-1970

The Plymouth Belvedere was an American automobile produced from 1951 through 1970. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1189 KB) 1957 Plymouth Belvedere. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Plymouth sailboat logo used from 1996 to 2001 Plymouth was a brand of automobile based in the United States, marketed by the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 2001. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

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1950s

Introduced on March 31, 1951, the 1951 Plymouth Belvedere arrived as a two-door pillarless hardtop. It was Plymouth's first vehicle of such design and was built in response to Chevrolet's Bel Air. That vehicle, the first two-door hardtop in the low-priced American market, was introduced in 1950 and ended that model year with great success. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... Chevrolet (IPA: ʃɛv. ... 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan The Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1953–75. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 1951 Belvedere was not a separate model - rather, it was the top-trim Cranbrook. Being built on that car's 118.5 in (3010 mm) wheelbase gave the two-door Belvedere very favorable proportions. Powering the Belvedere was the familiar flathead 6-cylinder engine. Displacement was 217.8 in³ (3.6 L), the compression ratio was a relatively low 7.00:1, and output was 97 hp (72 kW) (SAE gross). First year prices started at US$2,114.


For 1952, Plymouth kept the Cranbrook Belvedere largely unchanged. The biggest alteration was to the color scheme; to further distinguish the top-level Belvedere from other Plymouths, the two toning now flowed from the roof over the beltline onto the trunk, which has been referred to as the "saddleback" treatment. Two Tone color schemes were Saddle Bronze over Suede, Black over Mint Green, and Gray over Blue. Overdrive was made available as optional equipment in the '52 Plymouth. In overdrive, the engine made three revolutions for each rear wheel revolution against four without overdrive. The engine was a complete carry over from 1951. Prices, however, did increase by about US$100 to $2,216. Production for 1951 and 1952 totalled 51,266 units, which was slightly better than a quarter of Chevrolet Bel Air and Ford Victoria production for that same period. There has never been a separate breakout for Plymouth production figures for the Korean War era years of 1951-52. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan The Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1953–75. ...


The Belvedere remained a part of the Cranbrook series through 1953. For that year, all Plymouth models were completely restyled. Major style changes included a shorter 114 in wheelbase, a one-piece windshield, flush rear fenders, and a lower hood line. In April 1953, Plymouths received the Hy-Drive semi-automatic transmission. Again, Plymouth was behind the competition with Chevrolet having introduced the fully automatic Powerglide transmission in 1950, with Ford following the next year with its fully automatic Ford-O-Matic transmission. The engine was carried over from 1952 with the only enhancement being a slight increase in the compression ratio to 7.10:1, which yielded a gross horsepower rating of 100. The shorter wheelbase partly led to an overall stubby appearance that was panned by consumers and critics. Even with a reduced starting price of US$2,132 demand was rather low. A total of 35,185 1953 Belevederes were sold. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the worlds third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. ...


The Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top-line offering for 1954. Now a separate model instead of just a two-door hardtop, a buyer could choose a convertible, two-door station wagon, four-door sedan or the aforementioned two-door hardtop, now called the Sport Coupe. Slight styling updates adorned the carry-over body design. For the first time, small chrome tailfins appeared on the rear fenders. In March of 1954, Plymouth finally offered a fully automatic transmission, the Chrysler Corporation's well-regarded PowerFlite 2-speed. Also new was a larger standard engine: a 230.2in³ six-cylinder borrowed from the Dodge Division. Power was now rated at 110 hp. Belvedere production slipped to 32,492 for the year. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The height of the tailfin era; the 1959 Cadillac. ...


All Plymouths were treated to a major overhaul for the 1955 model year. This was the first year of Chrysler Stylist Virgil Exner's "Forward Look." The Belvedere returned as top-of-the-line.


For 1956, Plymouth styling evolved from that of the '55s. Most notable would be the more dramatic rear tailfin treatment. In early 1956, the Fury joined the Belvedere line as a special edition high performance model.


1957 would be a banner year for the Chrysler Corporation, and Plymouth was no exception. Plymouth's design was so revolutionary that Chrysler used the slogan "Suddenly, it's 1960!" to promote the new car. The Belvedere line once again included the Fury. This year a new 318in³ V8 with dual four-barrel carburetors was the standard engine in the Fury, and it was available on all Plymouths.


The Belvedere would once again return as a top level trim for 1958. Styling was evolutionary from the sleek 1957 models. Quad headlights were new, as was a big block 350in³ V8 with dual four-barrel carburetors dubbed "Golden Commando."


After the Plymouth Fury was expanded to become Plymouth's top model in 1959, the Belvedere was demoted as the middle priced model. The Plymouth Fury was an automobile model and series made by the Plymouth Division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1956 to 1989. ...


1960-1970

1966 Plymouth Belvedere
1966 Plymouth Belvedere

The Belvedere remained as Plymouth's mid-priced full-size model through 1964, after which the name was applied to Plymouth's new "mid-size" model (which was a lightly facelifted version of the 1964 Plymouth). Belvedere-based models included the higher trimmed Satellite, muscle car GTX and budget musclecar Road Runner. The name lasted through 1970 after which all mid-size models took the Satellite name. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1573, 1613 KB) Summary A 1960s Plymouth Belvedere in good condition spotted at po-boy shop parking lot on Maple Street, Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1573, 1613 KB) Summary A 1960s Plymouth Belvedere in good condition spotted at po-boy shop parking lot on Maple Street, Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Plymouth Satellite was an automobile introduced in 1965 as the top model in Plymouths mid-size Belvedere line. ...


The 1964 Belvedere is also notable for being the car used to introduce the 426 Chrysler Hemi engine, which used a canted large-valve arrangement. This was such a significant high-RPM breathing improvement that it won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at NASCAR's Daytona race. One of the winning drivers was the famous Richard Petty who had immediately recognized the potential benefits of the 426 Hemi engine. The Belvedere was chosen as Plymouths NASCAR contender because of its proper size and weight for the class, and as a result the 1964 body style was given a slightly lower-drag shape compared to other Plymouths of the era. Early Hemi in a 1957 Chrysler 300C. A Chrysler Hemi engine is one of three different internal combustion engine families from the Chrysler Corporation (or its successor, DaimlerChrysler) that are Hemi engines; in other words, they utilize a hemispherical combustion chamber. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ...


In pop culture

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Christine is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1983. ... The Plymouth Savoy was an automobile produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation of Highland Park, Michigan, (USA). ... The Plymouth Fury was an automobile model and series made by the Plymouth Division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1956 to 1989. ... Dr. Demento (born April 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen [1], who has made a successful career as a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... “LAPD” redirects here. ... John Randolph Jack Webb (April 2, 1920 – December 23, 1982) was an American actor, television producer, director, and writer who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the radio and television series Dragnet. ... Adam-12 was a television program which ran from 1968 until 1975 on police officers, of the Rampart Division , veteran Pete Malloy (Martin Milner) and rookie Jim Reed (Kent McCord), and their sergeant, played by William Boyett. ...

Buried Car

  • During Oklahoma's 50th Anniversary, a new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere was sealed in a concrete enclosure as a time capsule near downtown Tulsa. It was unearthed June 14, 2007 during the state's centennial celebrations, and was publicly unveiled on June 15.[1]In line with the Cold war realities of late 1950s America, the concrete enclosure was advertised as having been built to withstand a nuclear attack. [2], Unfortunately, it allowed water to leak in, which caused significant damage to the vehicle. [3]
  • The controversial[4] televised vehicle customizer Boyd Coddington would have been the first to start the unburied car, had it been operable.
  • The car was the prize of a 1957 contest to guess the population of Tulsa in the year 2007. The winning entrant, one Raymond Humbertson, guessed 384,743 vs. the actual figure of 382,457. However, Mr. Humbertson died in 1979 and now only distant relatives remain[5].

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Concrete being poured, raked and vibrated into place in residential construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Boyd Leon Coddington (born 1944)[1] is the owner of the Boyd Coddington hot rod shop and star of American Hot Rod on the Discovery Channel. ...

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Plymouth Belvedere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (732 words)
The 1951 Belvedere was not a separate model - rather, it was the top-trim Cranbrook.
The Belvedere remained as Plymouth's mid-priced full-size model through 1964, after which the name was applied to Plymouth's new "mid-size" model (which was a lightly facelifted version of the 1964 Plymouth).
The Belvedere was chosen as Plymouths NASCAR contender because of its proper size and weight for the class, and as a result the 1964 body style was given a slightly lower-drag shape compared to other Plymouths of the era.
Plymouth Satellite, Plymouth GTX, and plymouth Belvedere - Mopars (2242 words)
The Plymouth Belvedere, which had been around as a separate product line since 1954, spawned a Belvedere Satellite model in 1965, the same year its 116 wheelbase was promoted as a mid- size rather than a full-size.
Plymouth advertising made much of the unique "ribbon style" taillights that wrapped around the knife edge crease that descended to the bumper.
Although its wheelbase remained at 116 inches, the new Belvedere's overall length was reduced by three inches, a reflection, perhaps, of its new status as a mid-sized car.
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