A Pictorial of Plymouth Motor Cars from 1923 to 2001
The Plymouth was first shown July 27, 1923 at
Madison Square Garden It was Chrysler Corporation's first car in the low-priced field, already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were priced marginally higher than their competitors, although offered standard features, for example, hydraulic brakes that their
competitors did not give. Plymouths were initially sold only through Chrysler dealerships, offering a low price option to the upscale Chrysler autos. The logo included a rear perspective of the Mayflower ship which arrived at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In any case, the motivation for the Plymouth mark name originated from Plymouth binder twine, manufactured by the Plymouth Cordage Company, also in Plymouth. The name was picked by Joe Frazer because of the popularity of the twine among farmers.
The Plymouth origins go back to the
Maxwell vehicle. At the point when Walter P. Chrysler assumed control of the distressed Maxwell-Chalmers auto organization in the mid 1920s, he acquired the Maxwell as a aspect of the bundle. After he utilized the organization's plant to make and deliver the six-cylinder Chrysler car in 1924, he chose to make a lower-priced companion auto. So for 1926, the Maxwell was revamped and rebadged as the low-end four-cylinder Chrysler "52" demonstrate. In 1928, the "52" was redesigned to make the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" was dropped off the nameplate with the presentation of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
the Plymouth brand was discontinued in 2001
I shot this picture of a 1936 Plymouth Coupe as I walked out of
a restaurant using a Canon point & shoot, a classic example of always having a
camera with you. I like to have some sort of camera with me as I never
know when an opportunity like this is going to happen. This is really a great
looking car, It appears as if just came off the showroom floor. I have lots of
car photos from from Acura to Volkswagen here
Plymouth Full Size
Plymouth P4 PA (1929-1932)
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch the six-cylinder Chrysler automobile in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion car. So for 1926, the Maxwell was reworked and rebadged as the low-end four-cylinder Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Plymouth P6 (1929-1938)
Beginning in 1930, Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to number three in sales among all cars. In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and boasted, "The smoothness of an eight - the economy of a four."
Plymouth P9-P129 (1940-1941)
Plymouth for 1940 finally received the new body the other Chrysler lines had received the year earlier. When production began on August 1st, 1939, the majestic convertible sedan, the sporty rumble seat, and the drafty, side-curtained station wagon were all memories. The new body, mounted on the 117" wheelbase, was lower, wider, and longer than any Plymouth in past history.
The 1940 cars wheelbase was stretched 3" across the board (the 1939 convertible sedan had been the only Plymouth built on a 117" chassis before 1940).
Deluxe and Special Deluxe (1942-1950
Plymouth manufactured the Deluxe from 1941-1942 anbd 1946 to 1950. It came in two trim levels, the Deluxe and the Special Deluxe. As the war in Europe slowed down, the U.S. government
gradually started permitting the vehicle business to return to making automobiles. It had been four years since any new autos had been manufactured, and those autos
still out and about were starting to show their age. "The more knowledge you acquire about the new Plymouth… the more you come to believe that not all is
surface beauty. You can't see every one of them, yet you can feel them in action.
Plymouth's new models for 1946 incorporated a four-door sedan, two-door sedan, two-door club coupe, and business coupe. Special Deluxes included a convertible car and
woody station wagon to the line-up. It was common for there to be waiting lists at dealerships
Plymouth Concord (1951-1952
The Plymouth Concord, was a full-size car, produced by Plymouth between 1951 and 1952. It was Plymouth's least expensive model in its lineup, replacing the Deluxe.
Plymouth Belvedere (1954-1970
The Plymouth Belvedere was an American automobile model that was produced by Plymouth from 1954 to 1970.
The Belvedere name was first used for a new hardtop body style in the Plymouth Cranbrook line for the 1951 model year. In 1954. the Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top trim and became a full model line with sedans, station wagons and convertible body styles. The Belvedere continued as Plymouth's full-sized car until 1965, when it became an intermediate, and was replaced after the 1970 model year by the Satellite, a name originally used for the top-trim level Belvederes.
Plymouth Savoy (1954-1974
The Plymouth Savoy is an automobile model produced from the 1954 through 1964 model years by Plymouth.
Plymouth Fury (1955-1961)
The Plymouth Fury is a model which was produced by Plymouth from 1955 to 1989. It was introduced for the 1956 model year as a sub-series of the Plymouth Belvedere, becoming a separate series one level above the contemporary Belvedere for 1959. The Fury was a full-size car from 1959 to 1961, then a mid-size car from 1962 to 1964, again a full-size car from 1965 to 1974, and again a mid-size car from 1975 to 1978. From 1975 to 1977 the Fury was sold alongside the full-size Plymouth Gran Fury.
Final Years (1970s-2001)
DaimlerChrysler decided to drop the make after a limited run of 2001 models. This was announced on November 3, 1999.
The last new model sold under the Plymouth marque was the second-generation Neon for 2000. The PT Cruiser was ultimately launched as a Chrysler, and the Prowler and Voyager were absorbed into that make, as well. Following the 2001 model year, the Neon was sold only as a Dodge in the US, though it remained available as a Chrysler in Canadian and other markets. The Plymouth Breeze was dropped after 2000, before Chrysler introduced their redesigned 2001 Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring sedan.
Plymouth Mid Size
Plymouth Acclaim (19891995)
The Plymouth Acclaim was a mid-size sedan produced in the 1989 to 1995 model years. The Acclaim was Plymouth's updated replacement for the similarly sized E-body Caravelle. Badge engineering was employed to give Dodge and Chrysler their own versions of the AA-body Acclaim: the Dodge Spirit, the Chrysler LeBaron sedan, and the export-market Chrysler Saratoga. It was replaced by the Plymouth Breeze in 1996.
Plymouth Road Runner (19681980)
The Plymouth Road Runner is a mid-size car with a focus on performance built by Plymouth in the United States between 1968 and 1980. By 1968, some of the original muscle cars were moving away from their roots as relatively cheap, fast cars as they gained features and increased in price. Plymouth developed the Road Runner to market a lower priced, basic trim model to its upscale GTX.
Plymouth GTX (19671971)
The Plymouth GTX is an automobile introduced as the Belvedere GTX in 1967 by the Plymouth division. It was positioned as a mid-sized upscale-trimmed performance muscle car through the 1971 model year.
Plymouth Barracuda (19641974)
The Plymouth Barracuda was a two-door automobile manufactured by Plymouth from the 1964 to 1974 model years.
The first-generation Barracuda, a hardtop fastback, was based on the A-body platform (shared with the Valiant). The first generation car featured distinctive wraparound back glass and was marketed from 1964 to 1966.
The second-generation Barracuda, built from 1967 to 1969, though still Valiant-based, was heavily redesigned. Body designs were now available in fastback, hardtop coupι, and convertible versions.
The third generation, offered from 1970 to 1974, was no longer based on the A-body, but on the Chrysler E-body. The completely new design was similar to the Dodge Challenger and available in hardtop and convertible body styles. The Barracuda was discontinued after the 1974 model year.
The Dodge Colt were subcompact cars manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors and marketed by Dodge for model years 1971-1994 as captive imports. Badge engineered variants included the Plymouth Champ and Plymouth Colt, marketed by Plymouth.
Plymouth Duster (19701976)
The original Plymouth Duster is a semi-fastback two-door coupe version of the compact-sized Plymouth Valiant automobile that was marketed by Plymouth in the U.S. from 1970 to 1976 model years.
Plymouth Horizon (19781990)
The Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon were subcompact cars produced by Chrysler from December 1977 to 1990. The Omni and Horizon were re-engineered variants of the European Chrysler Horizon, and were the first of many front-wheel drive Chrysler products to follow, including the Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant and the Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager/Chrysler Town and Country.
Plymouth Reliant (19851989)
The Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries were introduced for model year 1981 as the first "K-cars" manufactured and marketed by the Chrysler Corporation. As rebadged variants, the Reliant and Aries were manufactured in Newark, Delaware, Detroit, Michigan, and Toluca, Mexico in a single generation.
The Reliant replaced the Plymouth Volarι/Road Runner. The Aries replaced the Dodge Aspen. Though similar in exterior size to a compact car, the Reliant's interior volume gave it a mid-size designation from the EPA.
Plymouth Sundance (19871994)
For the Sundance's first year, it was available in a single base model. For 1988, a higher-end RS model was available. The RS model, which stood for Rally Sport, came with standard features that included two-tone paint, fog lights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It was also available with a turbocharged 2.2 L I4 engine, and other amenities like an Infinity sound system, tinted window glass, and dual power mirrors. For 1991, the base model split into two distinct models: entry-level America and mid-level Highline, in addition to the high-end RS. The stripped-down America had previously been offered for the Plymouth Horizon's final year in 1990.
Plymouth Valiant (19601976)
The Plymouth Valiant (first appearing in 1960 as simply the Valiant) is an automobile which was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in the United States from 1960 to 1976. It was created to give the company an entry in the compact car market emerging in the late 1950s. The Valiant was also built and marketed, without the Plymouth name, worldwide in countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as other countries in South America and Western Europe. It became well known for its excellent durability and reliability, and was one of Chrysler's best-selling automobiles during the 1960s and 1970s, essentially keeping the company afloat during its hard economic times.
Plymouth Sports Cars
Plymouth Prowler (19972002)
The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler, is a retro-styled production car manufactured and marketed from 1997 to 2002 by DaimlerChrysler, based on the 1993 concept car of the same name.
The Prowler was offered in a single generation in a front-engine, rear-drive, rear-transmission configuration with an overall production of 11,702.
Plymouth Ghia Sport Coupe
The Plymouth Explorer was a 1954 concept car coupe. It was designed by Luigi Segre at Carrozzeria Ghia. Plymouth Explorer & Chrysler concept cars conceptcarz
Plymouth SUVs, MPVs, Crossovers
Plymouth Woodie (1934-1950)
For 1936 the wagon body was again built by U.S. Body and Forging--in fact all Plymouth wooden wagon bodies would be built by them until the "woodie" were phased out after the 1950 model year-
PT Cruiser is a front-engine, front-wheel drive, small family car/compact MPV manufactured and marketed internationally by Chrysler in 5-door hatchback (20002010) and 2-door convertible (2005-2008) body styles.
The PT Cruiser is noted for its exterior design reminiscent of 1930s styling, executed by Bryan Nesbitt, and its interior design featuring a high-roof, high h-point seating, and flexible cargo and passenger configurations a multi-level cargo shelf as well as fold, tumble and removable rear seating.
Originally conceived as a Plymouth model, the PT Cruiser was ultimately marketed as a Chrysler model, after retirement of the Plymouth brand. By the end of production in July 2010, worldwide production had reached 1.35 million.
Plymouth Pickups (1937-1979)
Plymouth manufactured different trucks and vans throughout the years, primarily rebadged Dodge or Chrysler vehicles. At first pickups, delivery trucks, and other commercial trucks were built, and later came a SUV, full-sized vans, and minivans. Plymouth had provided segments to the Fargo vehicles, another Chrysler family member, however Plymouth entered the commercial market in 1937 with the PT50.
Plymouth Grand Voyager (19872000)
Plymouth Voyager (19742000)
Plymouth Voyager is a range of vans that were marketed by Plymouth division from
1974 to 1983, the Voyager was a full-size van, sold as the counterpart of Dodge
Sportsman (later the Dodge Ram Wagon). For 1984, the Voyager became a Chrysler
minivan sold alongside the Dodge Caravan; as a minivan, three generations of the
Voyager were sold from 1984 to 2000.
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