Gateway Classic Cars of Denver is happy to offer this 1954 Plymouth Belvedere. The Belvedere name was first used for a new hardtop body style in the Plymouth Cranbrook line for the 1951 model year. In 1954 the Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top trim and became a full model line with sedans, station wagons, and convertible body styles. The Belvedere continued as Plymouth's full-sized car until 1965, when it became an intermediate, and was replaced after the 1970 model year by the Satellite, a name originally used for the top-trim level Belvederes.
The nameplate "belvedere" is Italian for "beautiful sight" or "fair view". Chrysler also had the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois which began production in 1965.
The Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top-line offering for 1954. Now, a separate model instead of just a two-door hardtop, it was also available as a convertible, two-door station wagon, and four-door sedan. The two-door hardtop version was now called the "Sport Coupe". The 1954 Belvederes featured full-length rocker sill moldings.
Minor styling updates adorned the carry-over body design. For the first time, small chrome tailfins appeared on the rear fenders. An entry-level nameplate was introduced, called the Plymouth Plaza sharing the same design and technology at a lower price.
In March 1954, Plymouth finally offered a fully automatic transmission, the Chrysler Power Flite two-speed. Also new was a larger standard engine: a 230.2 cu in (3.8 L) I6 that was also used by the Dodge Division. Power was now rated at 110 hp (82 kW).
Belvedere production totaled 32,492 for the year.
This Beautiful Sight is pink on pink with Cloth Interior, AM radio, White Wall Tires, powered by a small block 350 mated to a turbohydromatic 350 (3-speed powerglide)
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