1955 BELVEDERE 2 DR HARDTOP 260 V8 COUPE - BEAUTIFUL OLDER BODY OFF RESTORATION
Price: - Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Belvedere
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Black & White Cloth & Vinyl
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 34,950
- VIN: 22221802
- Color: Green & White
- Engine size: 260 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Black & White
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Plymouth Belvedere Black & White Cloth & VinylWest Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and body off restored in the mid 90's and always garaged and rarely used since 1955 Plymouth Belvedere 2 Door Hardtop Coupe with the factory optional larger 260 V8 engine and which was restored with photograph documentation with no expense spared with new chrome, new upholstery, new brakes and tires, paint, a rebuilt and overhauled engine and transmission!
This is a great daily driving and completely rust free example of this mostly all original 1955 Plymouth Belvedere 2 Door Hardtop Coupe with beautiful two tone 'Green over White' color paint and with a gorgeous condition 'Black & White' cloth & vinyl interior and white sidewall tires and it's original 260 V8 engine! This is a truly superb example of a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere with an older but no expense spared restoration and a rebuilt engine & transmission. There are no signs of the car having ever been involved in any accidents and it has no rust.
After years of staid boxy and square cars, Plymouth reinvented itself in 1955 with a startling new line of sleek and smoothly styled cars, part of Chrysler's turnaround that year. Styling by Virgil Exner's lietenant Murray Baldwin was clean and pleasing and modern for its day. Peaked front fenders, wrapped windshield and shapely rear fenders manifested themselves with the top-of-the-line Belvedere with some models such as this one featuring the optional bodyside contrasting color sweep with a nicely outfitted interior. Like the Chevrolet, Plymouth also got it's first V8's in 1955 with the 241 cid and optional 260 cid V8 engines. These optional bodyside 'Sportone' two-tone Belvedere's were sharp and handsome cars and with forward lunging front fenders and reverse angle tailights they created a totally new image for American cars of the era. Plymouth also stressed the fact that its standard 241 V8 engine had more power than any of its rivals and even boasted the even higher performance optional 260 V8 with a startling 177HP! The car also introduced the optional column mounted gearshift named the 'Flite Control Selector' for the 'Powerflite' transmission which drew plenty of attention.
This particular example has obviously always been garaged and well maintained since being restored. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents anywhere - obviously an always cherished southern California 'Garage Queen' since the restoration! The car has beautiful two-tone color paint with a beautiful interior and which is in exceptional condition throughout. All the chrome is also still in as new condition.
The 260 V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car has four good white sidewall tires and its original factory hubcaps!
This is a rare opportunity to own a simply stunning example of a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere with few more correct or finer looking examples available anywhere else!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS, LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required government licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. 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