This 1954 Plymouth Belmont One-Off Concept Car is a featured blue chip vehicle of the Salon Collection and will cross the auction block at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 18, 2014, between 5 and 7 p.m. on National Geographic Channel.
This beautifully designed concept car was designed by Chrysler Corporation, under the direction of Virgil Exner, for the 1954 Chicago Auto Show and New York Autorama Show. In most recent years it was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It is powered by a 241/150hp, 3.9 Liter V8 engine with a Hy-drive transmission and rides on a 114” wheelbase. The body is reinforced fiberglass, the work of Briggs Manufacturing. Its styling is aerodynamic and indicative of Exner’s future “Forward Look” theme. The design is clean with the convertible top carefully stowed away in a hidden compartment located behind the seats.
A Chrysler Corporation dream or concept car for the Plymouth Division, the Belmont was highly publicized and well received by the public at the various major automobile shows where it was displayed. Unfortunately, the car was never put into production, this car being the only one built.
The Salon Collection is presented as an auction-within-the-auction and with classic Barrett-Jackson style, a very special time-slot on Saturday, January 18, is reserved for vehicles of uniquely distinctive caliber. This exclusive group of blue chip vehicles is marked as the “Salon Collection” and reflects some of the most desirable examples available in the collector car market. This unique formula broke multiple world records in 2012 and 2013 and is once again offered during the 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction January 12-19, 2014
Online and phone bidding is available. For more information and to register to bid, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 663-6255.