Heat Delete: 1954 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible – Sold!
May 21st Update: we noticed this pretty 1954 Plymouth Belvedere convertible we first featured two weeks ago, still has the same listing, however, the asking price has been reduced $800 to $13,200. As long as you don’t mind not having a heater in your convertible, this could be a head-turning and relaxing cruiser. Good luck with the purchase!
Turquoise and white two-tone was a popular color choice for cars during most of the 1950s, especially on convertibles such as this driver quality 1954 Plymouth Belvedere listed on Craigslist in North Smithfield, Rhode Island with the asking price now at $13,200 versus the original listing at $14,000. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Belvedere priced $3,600 below the current #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $17,600.
For 1954, Plymouth replaced the Cranbrook with its new Belvedere as the top-line offering. Now a separate model line instead of just a two-door hardtop as in years prior, Plymouth offered Belvederes as a convertible like the one featured here in addition to both a two-door station wagon and a four-door sedan. In March 1954, Plymouth finally offered a fully automatic transmission, the Chrysler PowerFlite two-speed that the example featured here is equipped with. Also new was a larger standard engine: a 230.2 cubic inch flat-head, straight six-cylinder engine shared by Dodge.
The combination of a very solid body with the “feature” of the heater delete option means this Belvedere originally drove around somewhere in the west of perhaps Florida. Based on the seller’s detailed description, this appears to be a fun and affordable 50’s vintage convertible to have fun in, as long as it’s not too cold out. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“VIN #: 25171887
1954 Plymouth Plaza Convertible, absolutely great patina. Runs like a top with a flathead six cylinder. Starts right up. The Convertible top is power but disconnected. The mechanisms all work but the pistons were disconnected to make it a manual top. Can easily be connected back again. Zero rust on the floor pans and even the body is rust free and great. Only rust on the car is on the trunk pan. It has an old paint job but has great patina with a red pin stripe. A few scratches here and there, no “real” dents.
• Flathead 6 cylinder Engine
• Recored radiator
• Rebuilt original rare stock automatic transmission (Powerflite)
• White Convertible Top in good shape (Power Top)
• No Power Steering
• 12 Volt with New Battery
• Interior period correct
• New Radial Coker Tires
• Heat Delete Car
401-692-5296 call or text
Carter C Cianci
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