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1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Cars

This 1954 Plymouth Belmont 2-door roadster concept car is powered by a 150-horsepower, 241-cubic inch, 3.9-liter, V8 engine with a Hy-drive transmission and rides on a 114-inch wheelbase. The body is reinforced fiberglass, the work of Briggs Manufacturing.

The car was designed by Chrysler Corp., under the direction of Virgin Exner, for the 1954 Chicago Auto Show and New York Autorama Show.

This car is the first and only vehicle to be fitted with a fiberglass body. It rides on a standard Plymouth platform that means it has a 114-inch wheelbase. Since Plymouth did not have a V8 engine at the time, they went to their sister company for help. Dodge provided a 241 cubic-inch V8 that offered 150 horsepower. This engine was mated to a Hy-Drive semi-automatic Plymouth transmission.

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Sources : 1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Photo | 1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept Article


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