1959 Plymouth Belvedere

The 4-door sedan was the most popular Belvedere of the five models available for the 1959 model year, with Plymouth selling 49,124 of them.

The Plymouth line up saw a bit of a reshuffle for the 1959 model year. The Belvedere was now the middle series making way for the Fury which now sat at the top-of-the-line.

This particular Belvedere in Powder Blue (code BB) has done just under 29,000 miles in its life. Bought new by a lady in Fayetteville, Tennessee, she traded in her 1957 Chrysler to get it.

1959 Plymouth Belvedere Fins

Huge fins

It's interesting that she had traded in a two year old car but then never bought another new car, keeping this one until her death in the 1990s. 

The push-buttons on the left control the PowerFlite transmisison with the ones on the right controlling the heating, ventilation and defrosting. It's a simple looking dash but brought to life with plenty of brightwork.

1959 Plymouth Belvedere Dash


The interior has been redone but using New Old Stock (NOS) materials.

1959 Plymouth Belvedere Interior

NOS interior

Under the hood is a 318 cubic inch, 230 horsepower, V8 that's paired with a PowerFlite automatic transmission.  As you'd expect from a Plymouth of this era, it has a push-button transmission selector.

1959 Plymouth 318 V8

318 V8

A Belvedere 4-door Sedan would have cost you $2,440 for one equipped with the base 230 cubic inch six cylinder engine.  The 318 V8 that is in this car would have cost an additional $118 with the PowerFlite costing $227.

The original owner didn't go to town with options (no power steering or power brakes) but did opt for a heater, aluminum Sportone inserts and full wheel covers. We know with the engine and transmission options above that her total bill was $3,004.51.

This Plymouth is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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