A direct competitor of the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Thunderbird, the one-off 1954 Plymouth Belmont concept car was initially built for display purposes in the Chicago Auto Show and New York Motorama Shows. Designed by Virgil Exner, the man behind the notable Chrysler and Studebaker, the Plymouth Belmont is finally up for sale – with the help of Mecum Auctions.
Featuring a low, wide and long curvy fiberglass body, the Plymouth Belmont is generously adorned in chrome, a line of trim along the edges of its tailfin, grille, bumpers, lights and leading edge of the hood. Fit with a roaring 3.9 liter V8 engine, this one-of-a-kind beauty possess over 150 horsepower with a three-speed Hy-Drive transmission – which combines a torque converter with manual transmission for a more convenient driving experience.
Making its Hollywood debut in the movie Bundle of Joy (1954), and Mister Cory (1957), the Plymouth Belmont was never reproduced for distribution and will not be listed for auction. Offering the opportunity for direct purchase without a specified asking price, the 1954 Plymouth Belmont concept car will be eligible for inspection and purchase during the Mecum Kissimmee auction in Florida from January 2 to January 12.