The Plymouth Belmont was an absolute hit at the 1954 New York Auto Show. Styled by Briggs Manufacturing not long after Chrysler took it over, this fiberglass-bodied concept car was built on a standard Plymouth chassis, powered by the 14th V8 built for the 1955 model run.
This 241 cubic inch poly-head V8 sends 157 horsepower through the three-speed automatic, making the Belmont a fully functioning dream convertible.
Despite its success in front of the New York crowd, Chrysler decided to keep the Belmont a one-off. As such, if it wasn't for Virgil Exner, it would have been facing the crusher following its promotional round. But Mr. Vice President of Design came to an agreement with the board, keeping the Belmont on the road for several years as his personal ride.
Today, is offered in its fully restored glory at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction, along with we would love to see in our garages.