1954 Plymouth Belmont Roadster
Built for the 1954 Chicago Motor Show, the Belmont was a sports roadster designed Virgil Exner’s Advanced Styling Studio. It was offered as a possible answer to the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Thunderbird but Plymouth never went any further with the design.
Its fiberglass body was fabricated by Briggs Manufacturing unlike all other Chrysler prototypes of the era which were manufactured by Ghia in steel.
The car used Dodge’s 241 V8 which could produce 150 bhp and Dodge running gear.
|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|body stylist||Virgil Exner|
|displacement||3949 cc / 241 in³|
|power||111.9 kw / 150 bhp|
|specific output||37.98 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Fiberglass Body over Steel Frame|
|wheelbase||2895.6 mm / 114 in|
|length||4864.1 mm / 191.5 in|
|height||1244.6 mm / 49 in|