Belvedere

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1958 Plymouth Belvedere
1960 Belvedere

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. The 1951 Belvedere was not a separate model - rather, it was the top-trim Cranbrook and being built on that car's 118.5 in wheelbase gave the two-door Belvedere favorable proportions. The Belvedere came in several body styles through the years and 1970 was the last year for the Belvedere name plate.


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Model Predecessor

Cranbrook

Model Successor

The Satellite was the top of the line Belvedere in 1970 (the GTX was the top of the line performance model) but when the Belvedere name was dropped for 71, the Satellite name continued.

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Related Models

Competition

  • Ford Fairlane
  • Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Chevrolet Biscayne
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Dodge Coronet
  • Pontiac Catalina

Body Styles

Technical:

Class

  • Mid-Priced Full Size through the 50s
  • Mid-Priced Intermediate

Platform

B-Body

Year by Year Changes, Production Numbers, and Cost:

1951

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1952

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1953

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1954

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1955

Engines

  • 241 V8 (Dodge)
  • 260 V8 (Dodge)
  • 251 I6

Transmissions

  • 3 speed manual

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1956

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1957

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1958

Engines

  • 318 V8
  • 350 V8 (Big block Dodge)
  • 361 V8 (Big block Dodge)

Transmissions

  • Torqueflite automatic
  • 3 speed manual

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1959

Engines

  • 318 V8
  • 361 V8 (Big Block Dodge)
  • 383 V8 (Big Block Dodge)
  • 383 V8 (Big Block Chrysler)

Transmissions

  • Torqueflite automatic
  • 3 speed manual

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1960

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1961

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1962

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1963

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1964

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1965

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1966

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1967

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1968

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1969

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1970

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