West 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!