1957 Plymouth Directory

The Forward Look

Forward Look was a design theme employed by Virgil Exner in styling the 1955 through 1961 Chrysler Corporation vehicles.

Chrysler vehicles were being fashioned by engineers instead of designers, and so were considered outmoded, unstylish designs. Exner fought to change this structuring, and got control over the design process, including the clay prototypes and the die models used to create production tooling.

Plymouth Belvedere convertibles were only produced from 1957 to 1959

Video of the Plymouth Arrival

What's the Power-Pak Package?

Original Power-Pak parts are indicated by an "A" at the end of the part number.

1. Special Distributor - Auto-Lite p/n IBP4003A
2. Special Four-barrel Carter WCFB Carburetor 385 CFM - Tag# 2530SA
3. Special intake manifold - Four-barrel Casting # 1619826
4. Larger air cleaner with a paper filter for the first time, previously were oil bath
5. Dual Exhaust for less back pressure
6. 235 HP (More horsepower)

Hot August Nights Reno 2010

After the arrival in June and only 6 weeks to get ready for Hot August Nights the pressure was on...

I had to quickly go through the Plymouth, order parts and set up appointments for servicing.
The brakes were completely rebuilt, oil changes (all fluids were changed), new universals in the drive shaft,
new tires on freshly painted rims, the steering box rebuilt which almost did not make it.
The worm gear had to be sent to Texas for rebuilding and
I didn't think it was going to make it back in time......

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Hot August Nights Video

I drove it to Hot Ausust Nights and it didn't overheat. Later I found a bent pushrod from starting the engine after sitting for so long.




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