1954 Plymouth Belmont Roadster


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.

1954 Plymouth Belmont Roadster

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at USA
body stylist Virgil Exner
coachbuilder Briggs Manufacturing
production 1
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
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
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Drums
rear brakes Drums
wheelbase 2895.6 mm / 114 in
length 4864.1 mm / 191.5 in
height 1244.6 mm / 49 in
transmission Hy-Drive Automatic