A ‘one gal’ owner form new, this 1955 Belvedere is available for the first time in over 60 years. There has been one repaint that is described as ‘done the right way’ but otherwise this 70,028 mile Plymouth looks to be all original. I absolutely love the two-tone ‘Miami Blue’ and White which looks fantastic with the painted wheels and dog dish caps. This Plymouth is listed on Craigslist in Lemon Heights, California with an asking price of $22,500.
1955 was the first year Plymouth offered a V8 and big chrome V8 badging was proudly displayed in both the front and rear of the wagon. Instead of going with the 2 speed automatic ‘PowerFlite’ transmission the original owner opted for the 3 speed column shift manual with overdrive which must have been a rare combination with the V8! Cars ordered with overdrive were not only rewarded with better economy but also with a nice ‘Overdrive’ emblem on the tailgate.
The interior shows some wear but overall looks to be in nice shape. A good interior detailing might do wonders unless there’s something lurking under the sheet on the front seat. The channeled headliner is an interesting detail that I’ve never seen before. Instead of typical cloth, it looks like it might be a more durable rubber type material. The cargo area is also interesting with the door panel and seat cover pattern continuing.
1955 was a revolutionary year for the U.S. Car industry. Design overhauls and new powerful engines were be offered to consumers and Plymouth with the ‘Forward Look’ was right there with the innovation. This uniquely optioned Plymouth is a rare find and would be a great addition to any Mopar enthusiasts garage.