On offer of the Barrett-Jackson auction house in January will find a unique car – the 1954 Plymouth Belmont concept.
The American automobile industry experienced a boom in the 1950s, worn by the wave of optimism after the end of the Second World War.
During this period, legendary American models were born, such as Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Thunderbird.
The third major manufacturer from the United States, Chrysler, had the idea to offer customers a model that would be on the market to confront the mentioned two.
That’s how the Plymouth Belmont concept came into being.
However, plans for the serial model were soon discarded, so Belmont remained at the concept car level.
The only copy of this vehicle in the world is preserved thanks to the then Vice President of the Design Department at Chrysler, Virgil Egzner, who personally assumed an obligation to take care and save it from decay.
After six decades, Plymouth Belmont was restored along with the original 4.0 V8 engine that produced 157 hp and a triple-speed automatic from that time.
This unique car will be found (along with many other classic four-wheelers like the Ferrari 250 GT Series and Cabriolet from 1958) at the January auction that takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona.