Thursday, February 4, 2010

1959 Plymouth Belvedere 4-door Hardtop



"Here is the most exciting new car that the low-price field has seen in many a year! This magnificent Plymouth for '59 gives you more reasons for buying a new car than you've ever had, because it offers more fine car advances than any car at anywhere near its modest price! It's a light-hearted, youthful car – a new, fresh look in automobiles – and it performs with eagerness and spirit . . . a high-stepping nimble-footed masterpiece of luxury and comfort . . . a joy to behold and heaven to drive!"

The late 50s were Mopar-years: nothing was hotter than the Virgil Exner styled Chryslers, Dodges, DeSotos and Plymouths. This Plymouth Belvedere from Sancti Spiritus is exemplary for the elegant lines and proportions of Chrysler products of these years.

Don't get puzzled by the huge wheels on this Plymouth Belvedere though, as wheels on american cars already had become increasingly smaller throughout the 50s. "Longer and lower" was the key for success, and smaller wheels (14-inch on 1959 Plymouths) were an appropriate practice to inconspicuously lower the cars even further.

Quadruple headlights, were de rigeur on most cars, too, since they had become road-legal in all states of the U.S. in January 1958.

1 Kommentare:

Caristas said...

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