1958 Plymouth Belvedere
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
In 1955, all Plymouth vehicles were restyled and given Chrysler Stylist Virgil Exner's 'Forward Look.' In 1956, the pushbutton transmission was added and styling was updated with very dramatic and bold rear tailfins. No other car in the world, at the time, was using tailfins.
The 1958 Belvedere's were repeats of the 1957 models, except for qual headlmaps, a tube grille, and smaller taillights.
This example is a Belvedere Convertible that has been given a full frame-up restoration. It is powered by a 318 cubic-inch V8 that offers 225 horsepower and a pushbutton transmission. Features found on this car include a rare factory padded dash, power convertible top and Kelsey-Hayes style wire wheels.
In 2008, the car was offered for sale at the Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by the Worldwide Auctioneers. It was estimated to sell for $65,000 - $75,000. Bidding failed to reach the vehicles reserve and the lot was left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2008
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction|
|Lot was not sold|
|Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction||1956-1960|