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1959 Plymouth Belvedere

The 4-door sedan was the most popular Belvedere of the five models available for the 1959 model year, with Plymouth selling 49,124 of them.

The Plymouth line up saw a bit of a reshuffle for the 1959 model year. The Belvedere was now the middle series making way for the Fury which now sat at the top-of-the-line.

This particular Belvedere in Powder Blue (code BB) has done just under 30,000 miles in its entire lifetime and has been through just three owners in that time.

rear view of a 1959 Plymouth Belvedere showing its large fins
Huge fins

Interestingly, this Belvedere was not purchased with the optional AM radio – something that most buyers would have chosen.

The push-buttons on the left control the PowerFlite transmisison with the ones on the right controlling the heating, ventilation and defrosting. It’s a simple looking dash but brought to life with plenty of brightwork.

dash / instrument panel of a low mileage 59 Plymouth Belvedere

The interior shows just minor wear and looks absolutely amazing.

interior of a very nice 1959 Plymouth Belvedere
Beautiful interior

Under the hood is a 318 cubic inch, 230 horsepower, V8 that’s paired with a PowerFlite automatic transmission. As you’d expect from a Plymouth of this era, it has a push-button transmission selector.

1959 Plymouth 318 V8 engine
318 V8

A Belvedere 4-door Sedan would have cost you $2,440 for one equipped with the base 230 cubic inch six cylinder engine. The 318 V8 that is in this car would have cost an additional $118 with the PowerFlite costing $227.

The original owner didn’t go to town with options (no power steering or power brakes) but did opt for a heater, aluminum ‘Sportone’ inserts and full wheel covers. We know with the engine and transmission options above that the total bill would have been around $3,000.

This ’59 Plymouth Belvedere is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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