Abbott-Detroit 1909 till 1919

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Abbott-Detroit Motor Car Company
Industry Automobile
Fate Bankrupt
Founded 1909
Defunct 1919
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, later Cleveland, Ohio
Products automobiles
1911 Abbott-Detroit
Abbott-Detroit 1911

Abbott-Detroit Blue Gold logo

The Abbott-Detroit was an American luxury automobile manufactured between 1909 and 1919. It was considered powerful and well-designed, and had a Continental engine. Production of the auto began in Detroit, Michiganand was moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1916 at which time the automobile name was shortened to Abbott. The cars were guaranteed for life by 1913, when electric lighting and starting had been standardized.


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black and white photograph of the Abbott Motor Company showing a truck and three automobiles next to the building

The Abbott Motor Car Company was established in 1909 in Detroit located at 107 Waterloo Street. The Abbott-Detroit offered a choice of either 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder Continental engine. The car could also be purchased with an 8-cylinder Herschell-Spillman engine.

In 1911, Abbott-Detroit models included a Model B 5-passenger Touring Car priced at US$1500.00, a Roadster US$1500.00, four-door Dimi-Tonneau with detachable tonneau US$1650, Coupe US$2350. The company motto that year was “The Up-To-The-Minute Car.”

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The next year, the company offerings included the 1912 Model-44, a 7-passenger 4-door Touring Car that was sold for US$1,800. Additionally, a 4-door Demi-Tonneau for US$1,775, a 4-door Limousine fully equipped for US$3,000. The company also built a less expensive line known as the Model 34′ which included a 4-door Touring Car that came without a top and windshield which sold for US$1,350, a 4-door Roadster, also without a top and windshield, for US$1,275 and a Colonial Coupe fully equipped for US$2,150.

Consolidated car company

By 1916, the company changed its name to Consolidated Car Company and production of these cars had reached 15 to 20 units a day.

Abbott-Detroit car logo

That same year, the company moved from Detroit to a larger facility in Cleveland and changed their name to the Abbott Motor Corporation. The automobiles built in Cleveland were called Abbott. The move proved too stressful on the company’s finances, and they declared bankruptcy in April 1918.


Models that Abbott-Detroit offered included:

34/45 hp (25/30 kW) Foredoor Roadster

Limousine (1913 model)

44/40 hp (33/37 kW) Battleship Roadster

34 hp (25 kW) Model F

31 hp (24 kW) Model L

22 hp (20 kW) Model K

Prices ranged from US$1700 for the Foredoor to US$3050 for the Limousine.

1911 Abbott Detroit Motor Co 44 4dr Limousine

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See also

Brass Era car

List of defunct automobile manufacturers


Abbott-Detroit vehicles.

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Mercury Turnpike Cruiser SPECIAL EXTRA

Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

The Mercury Turnpike Cruiser is a full-size automobile that was the flagship model of the Mercury division of Ford Motor Company for the 1957 and 1958 model years. Named after the 1956 creation of the Interstate Highway System, the Turnpike Cruiser was produced in two-door and four-door hardtop bodystyles. In 1957, a two-door convertible was also produced, serving as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 of that year.
They are best known for the unique styling cues and wide array of gadgets including a “Breezeway” power rear window that could be lowered to improve ventilation, “twin jet” air intakes at upper corners of car’s windshield, “seat-o-matic” automatically adjusting seat, and an average speed “computer” (that would tell your average speed at any point along a trip).

Convertible Cruiser
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rear view showing “Breezeway” window
For 1957, the Turnpike Cruiser was the premium model offering from Mercury. In addition to its unique features, the car was further differentiated from other Mercury models by a gold anodized trim strip in the car’s rear fin. It came standard with an automatic transmission and a 368-c.i.d. engine producing 290 horsepower (220 kW); this engine was optional on other Mercurys. A tachometer was available. Safety features such as an impact absorbing, deep-dish steering wheel, front seat stops (to keep the front seat from breaking away) and safety door locks were standard, while seat belts and a padded dash were optional.
The Turnpike Cruiser would comprise 8.47% of Mercury sales in 1957.[1] Motor Trend gave high marks for fuel economy (14.6mpg at 60mph) and comfort, low for handling.
Convertible Cruiser

1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser convertible

1957 Convertible Cruiser with “Continental Kit” spare tire
Later in the model year an open car named Convertible Cruiser was added to this series. From the beginning it was created only to be used as the official pace car of the 1957 Indianapolis 500. On January 7, 1957, it was announced that the Convertible Cruiser would be available as a production model as well. All Convertible cruisers had a continental tire kit and were painted yellow (Sun Glitter), similar to the original pace cars.

In 1958 the Turnpike Cruiser joined the mid-range Mercury Montclair line with only minor trim changes to the car from the previous year, but the convertible version was not offered this year. A further upgrade of luxury equipment and appearance of the Turnpike Cruiser became the Mercury Park Lane which replaced it entirely for 1959.
Standard engine became the 383-c.i.d. “Marauder” V8 engine, with the 430-c.i.d., 360 horsepower (270 kW) version available as an option. A triple-carburetor”Super Marauder” 400 horsepower (300 kW) version was available across the Mercury line. Self-adjusting brakes were added.
From 1963 to 1966 Mercury revived the most distinctive feature of the Turnpike Cruiser, returning a retractable “Breezeway” rear window, on its full-size Monterey, Montclair and Park Lane model ranges.

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Plymouth (automobile) 1928 – 2001 Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States

Industry Automobile
Fate Withdrawn from the market in 2001; models were either discontinued or rebranded as Chrysler
Founded July 7, 1928
Founder Walter Chrysler
Defunct June 29, 2001; 15 years ago
Headquarters Auburn Hills, Michigan
United States
Products Cars, Minivans
Parent Chrysler (1928–1998)
DaimlerChrysler (1998–2001)

Plymouth was a brand of automobiles based in the United States, produced by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. The brand first appeared in 1928 in the United States and was discontinued in 2001.



1928 Plymouth Model Q Coupe1928 Plymouth Model Q Coupe

The Plymouth automobile was introduced at Madison Square Garden on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation’s first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced slightly higher than their competition, but offered standard features such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships, offering a low-cost alternative to the upscale Chrysler-brand cars. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which landed at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the Plymouth Cordage Company, also of Plymouth. The name was chosen by Joe Frazer due to the popularity of the twine among farmers.

The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the package. After he used the company’s facilities to help create and launch the six-cylinder Chrysler automobile in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion car. So for 1926, the Maxwell was reworked and rebadged as the low-end four-cylinder Chrysler “52” model. In 1928, the “52” was once again redesigned to create the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The “Chrysler” portion of the nameplate was dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.

Great Depression, 1940s–1950s

1939 Plymouth in a Swedish 1940s fashion photo1939 Plymouth in a Swedish 1940s fashion photo.

Plymouth Police Car 1947

1947 Plymouth police car property of the Glendale Police Dept. in Glendale, Arizona1948 Plymouth Special De Luxe Coupé1948 Plymouth Special De Luxe Coupé1949 Plymouth four-door sedan1949 Plymouth four-door sedan

While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s the division helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930, Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to number three in sales among all cars. In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and boasted, “The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six.”

Plymouth emblem

In 1933, Chrysler decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler’s flathead-six engine was equipped with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC, introduced on November 17, 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC’s wheelbase from 112 to 107 in (284.5 to 271.8 cm), and the car sold poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division’s Model DP chassis, with a 112-inch (284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders, hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD’ and the car was marketed as the “DeLuxe” 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the ‘Standard Six’. It had been the ‘Plymouth Six’ at introduction, and was sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is consequently in the minority in collectors’ hands today. In 1937, Plymouth (along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded for the rear seat occupants.[4] The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden, Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK, it was sold as a ‘Chrysler Kew’, Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory outside London. The flathead six which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.

In 1939, Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was prominently featured at Chrysler’s exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six engine.

1954 Plymouth Belevedere Suburban Station Wagon 2-dA 1954 Plymouth two-door station wagon

For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American automobile brands; it, together with Chevrolet and Ford, was commonly referred to as the “low-priced three” marques in the American market. Plymouth almost surpassed Ford in 1940 and 1941 as the second-most popular make of automobiles in the U.S. In 1957, Virgil Exner’s new Forward Look design theme, advertised by Plymouth with the tagline “Suddenly, it’s 1960”, produced cars with much more advanced styling than Chevrolet or Ford. The 1957 total production soared to 726,009, about 200,000 more than 1956, and the largest output yet for Plymouth. However, the 1957–1958 Forward Look models suffered from poor materials, spotty build quality, and inadequate corrosion protection; they were rust-prone and greatly damaged Chrysler’s reputation.

In 1954, Chrysler started its decade-long unsuccessful attempt to develop and market a viable car powered by turbine engine when it installed an experimental turbine developed specifically for vehicles in a Plymouth.


Although Plymouth sales suffered as a result of the quality control problems and excesses of Exner-styled models in the early 1960s, people bought enough of the cars to keep the division profitable. Starting in 1961, the Valiant compact became a Plymouth, further boosting sales. Under the impression that Chevrolet was about to “downsize” its 1962 models, Chrysler introduced a significantly smaller standard Plymouth for 1962. As is known, Chevrolet’s big cars were not downsized, catching Plymouth in a sales slump in a market where “bigger was better”. The ’63 Fury, Belvedere, and Savoy were slightly larger and more substantial, featuring a totally new body style, highlighted by prominent outboard front parking lights. For 1964, Plymouth got another major restyle, featuring a new “slantback” roofline for hardtop coupes that would prove extremely popular. Many enthusiasts consider the ’64s to be the most attractive of the early ’60s Plymouths.

For 1965, the Fury models were built on the new C-body platform. The Savoy line was discontinued and the Belvedere was classified an intermediate, retaining the B-body platform used starting 1962. The low-end series was Fury I, the mid-level model was Fury II, and the higher-end models were Fury IIIs. The Sport Fury, which featured bucket seats and console shifter, was a mix of luxury and sport. Ford and Chevrolet had introduced luxury editions of their big cars for 1965 and Plymouth responded in 1966 with the VIP, a more luxurious version of the Fury. Furys, Belvederes, and Valiants continued to sell well during the late-1960s and early-1970s.

1950 plymouth de Luxe1950 plymouth de Luxe

Of note are the Plymouth “muscle cars” of the late 1960s. As the performance car market segment expanded during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Plymouth participated and produced some of the most memorable models. Many consider the Barracuda fastback of 1964 to be the first of Plymouth’s sporty cars. Based on the Valiant, it was available with a durable Slant Six, or 273 cubic-inch small block V8. For 1967, Plymouth introduced the Belvedere GTX, a bucket-seat high-style hardtop coupe and convertible that could be ordered with either the Super Commando 440, or Hemi 426 V8. Looking for an advantage at the drag races, 1968 had a stripped-down Belvedere coupe, the Road Runner, which featured a bench seat and minimal interior and exterior trim, but was available with Chrysler’s big-block engines and a floor-mounted four-speed manual transmission. The Barracuda, originally a “compact sporty car”, became a top-tier muscle car in 1968-’69 when it was made available with the 426 Hemi and 440 big block engines, respectively, – putting it in contention with America’s most powerful muscle cars. With the success of their small- and big-block-powered sporty cars – principally among them the GTX, Barracuda (and the more muscular ‘Cuda), Road Runner, Sport Fury GT, and Valiant Duster 340, Plymouth unveiled the ‘Rapid Transit System’, which was similar to Dodge’s ‘Scat Pack’ concept- an all-inclusive club made up of Plymouth sports cars which provided further immersion into their performance automobiles. Throughout this period in Plymouth history, the brand also competed heavily in professional automobile racing. Their foremost success stories come from racing icon Richard Petty’s career with Plymouth in NASCAR; Dan Gurney, who raced a ‘Cuda as part of the All American Racers in numerous Trans Am events; and Sox and Martin, one of the most well-known drag-racing teams of the period, only raced Plymouths after 1964. The GTX, Barracuda/’Cuda, and Road Runner continued into the 1970s, but as that decade wore on, emissions and safety regulations, along with soaring gasoline prices and an economic downturn, spelled death for the majority of Plymouth’s muscle-car brands. Nonetheless, the compact Valiant sold well, built an enviable reputation for attractive styling, durability, economy, and value, and offered the hi-po 360-4 V8 right through the final year. Although the Valiant hardtop was discontinued for 1967, it was reintroduced as a virtual clone of the Dodge Dart Swinger for 1971 under the model name “Valiant Scamp”. The Scamp was produced along with the Valiant, Dodge Dart, and Swinger until 1976, when it was replaced with the Volaré. Featuring transverse-mounted torsion bars and a slightly larger body, the Volaré (and its Dodge twin, the Aspen) was an instant sales success. Available as coupe, sedan, or station wagon, the Volaré offered a smoother ride and better handling than the Dart/Valiant, but unfortunately suffered quality control problems and by 1980, was selling poorly.

1962 Plymouth Belvedere1962 Plymouth Belvedere

Realizing that front-wheel drive, four-cylinder engines, and rack-and-pinion steering would become the standards for the 1980s, Chrysler introduced a new compact car for 1978, the Plymouth Horizon/Dodge Omni twins, based on a Simca platform. Horizon sold well, but unfortunately suffered from a scathing report by Consumer Reports, which found its handling dangerous in certain situations. Plymouth continued to sell the Horizon until 1987, when a gaggle of front-wheel drive compact cars made up the line. Big Plymouths, including the Fury and Gran Fury, were sold until the early 1980s, but mostly as fleet vehicles. While attempting to compete with Ford and Chevrolet for big-car sales, Plymouth was hurt by Chrysler’s financial woes in the late 1970s, when both its competitors downsized their full-size models.

Final years

1960s and 1970s Plymouth logo

1960s logo

Most Plymouth models, especially those offered from the 1970s onward, such as the

1960 Plymouth Valiant side view showing the semi-fastback1960 Plymouth Valiant side view showing the semi-fastback Valiant,Plymouth Volaré two-door sedan coupéPlymouth Volaré two-door sedan coupé Volaré,Plymouth acclaimPlymouth acclaim Acclaim,1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo1990 Plymouth Laser,1995 Plymouth Neon Sport Coupe1995 Plymouth Neon Sport Coupe Neon, and1995-98 Plymouth Breeze1995-98 Plymouth Breeze Breeze,

were badge-engineered versions of Dodge or Mitsubishi models. By the 1990s, Plymouth had lost much of its identity, as its models continued to overlap in features and prices with Dodges and Eagles. In an attempt to fix this, Chrysler tried repositioning Plymouth to its traditional spot as the automaker’s entry-level brand. Part of this marketing strategy included giving Plymouth its own new sailboat logo and advertisements that focused solely on value. However, this only further narrowed Plymouth’s product offerings and buyer appeal, and sales continued to fall.

Chrysler considered giving Plymouth a variant of the highly successful new-for-1993 full-size LH platform, which would have been called the Accolade, but decided against it. By the late 1990s, only four vehicles were sold under the Plymouth name: the Voyager/Grand Voyager minivans, the Breeze mid-size sedan, the Neon compact car, and the Prowler sports car, which was to be the last model unique to Plymouth, though the Chrysler PT Cruiser was conceived as a concept unique to Plymouth before production commenced as a Chrysler model.

1990s letter emblem from a 1999 NeonThe late ’90s letter emblem from a 1999 Neon

Plymouth Prowler 01The 1999-2001 Plymouth Prowler and the 2001-2002 Chrysler Prowler

After discontinuing the Eagle brand in 1998, Chrysler was planning to expand the Plymouth line with a number of unique models before the corporation’s merger with Daimler-Benz AG. The first model was the Plymouth Prowler, a hot rod-styled sports car. The PT Cruiser was to have been the second. Both models had similar front-end styling, suggesting Chrysler intended a retro styling theme for the Plymouth brand. At the time of Daimler’s takeover of Chrysler, Plymouth had no models besides the Prowler not also offered in similar version by Dodge.

From a peak production of 973,000 for the 1973 model year, Plymouth rarely exceeded 200,000 cars per year after 1990. Even the Voyager sales were usually less than 50% that of Dodge Caravan. In Canada, the Plymouth name was defunct at the end of the 1999 model year. Consequently, DaimlerChrysler decided to drop the make after a limited run of 2001 models. This was announced on November 3, 1999.

The last new model sold under the Plymouth marque was the second-generation Neon for 2000. The PT Cruiser was ultimately launched as a Chrysler, and the Prowler and Voyager were absorbed into that make, as well. Following the 2001 model year, the Neon was sold only as a Dodge in the US, though it remained available as a Chrysler in Canadian and other markets. The Plymouth Breeze was dropped after 2001, before Chrysler introduced their redesigned 2001 Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring sedan.


1949 Plymouth Special DeLuxe Station Wagon, advertisementA 1949 Plymouth Special DeLuxe Station Wagon, advertisement

1983-85 Plymouth Caravelle1984-1985 Plymouth Caravelle

1990-'91 Plymouth Laser1993 plymouth laser1990 Plymouth Laser

2000-01 2nd Plymouth Neon1995 Plymouth Neon

1997-00 Plymouth Grand Voyager1998 Plymouth Voyager (short wheelbase) SE1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso

1998 Plymouth Voyager

2001 Plymouth the last automobile built, 2001, Belvidere, IL, USA, a NeonThe Last Plymouth built, 2001

  • 1955: Plymouth first offered a V-8 engine.
  • 1956: The automatic three-speed TorqueFlite transmission was introduced on some premium models. The Plymouth Fury was introduced.
  • 1957: As with all other Chrysler divisions, the Forward Look design made its debut on the 1957 Plymouths. Torsion-Aire front suspension was introduced on all models.
  • 1960: Dodge introduced the smaller, lower-priced Dart model that competed directly with Plymouth’s offerings. The new compact Valiant was introduced as a marque unto itself. All Plymouths now featured unit-body construction.
  • 1961: Valiant was repositioned as a Plymouth model for US market; Dodge got the badge-engineered Lancer version. Rambler and then Pontiac assumed third place in industry sales for the remainder of the 1960s.
  • 1962: Sales dropped dramatically with the introduction of a line of unpopularly styled, downsized full-sized models.
  • 1963: Valiant received a new, trim body resulting in a significant increase in sales. Full-sized models were restyled to look larger.
  • 1964: The new Barracuda fastback coupe was introduced in April. Full-sized models were restyled with a new “slantback” hardtop coupe roofline.
  • 1965: Plymouth rejoined the full-sized car market with the new Fury, based on the Chrysler C-body. The intermediate B-body model line became the Belvedere and Satellite for 1965. Push-button automatic transmission controls were replaced with a conventional column- or floor-mounted lever.
  • 1967: The GTX was introduced.
  • 1968: The Road Runner entered the Plymouth line-up.
  • 1970: Duster coupe was introduced in the Valiant line for 1970, along with the new E-body Barracuda.
  • 1971: The British Hillman Avenger was imported as the Plymouth Cricket; it was discontinued in mid-1973. The new Valiant Scamp two-door hardtop was a badge-engineered Dodge Dart Swinger.
  • 1973: Plymouth production hit an all-time peak of 973,000. The Plymouth Cricket in Canada was now based on the Dodge Colt.
  • 1974: The full-sized Plymouth Voyager van, based on the similar Dodge B-series van, and Trailduster SUV, based on the Dodge Ramcharger, were introduced. The Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant were, for the first time, different only in name and minor trim details (grille and tail lamps) as the two cars now shared the same 111-in wheelbase (both division’s fastbacks remain 108 in). Barracuda was discontinued.
  • 1975: The car that was to become the 1975 Plymouth Sebring was instead released as the new Chrysler Cordoba.[citation needed]
  • 1976: The Volaré was launched, and the Valiant was discontinued at year-end.
  • 1977: The large Gran Fury was discontinued.
  • 1978: The mid-sized Fury was discontinued at the end of the model year. The subcompact Horizon was introduced. Chrysler Canada introduced the Plymouth Caravelle based on the Dodge Diplomat.
  • 1979–1980: Chrysler made several thousand more Dodges than Plymouths for the first time. More Plymouths would be made than Dodges for 1981 and 1982, but from then on, always be more Dodges were made than Plymouths.
  • 1980: The Newport-based Gran Fury (R-body) was introduced. This was the last year for the Volaré and Road Runner.
  • 1981: The compact
  • 1988 Plymouth Reliant wagon 1983 Plymouth Reliant K coupe 1985-89 Plymouth Reliant K LE 1987 Plymouth ReliantPlymouth Reliant was introduced. The full-sized Gran Fury sedan and Trailduster SUV were discontinued.
  • 1982: The mid-sized Plymouth Gran Fury, a Dodge Diplomat with a Plymouth grille, was introduced in the United States.
  • 1983: The subcompact Plymouth Scamp pickup, based on the Dodge Rampage, was introduced and sold for one year only. The Caravelle four-door sedan based on the E-body and a two-door coupe based on the K-body were introduced in Canada. The sporty subcompact
  • 1979 Plymouth Horizon TC3Horizon TC3 was renamed Turismo. The full-sized Voyager van was discontinued.
  • 1984: The Voyager minivan and Mitsubishi-based Colt Vista multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) were introduced.
  • 1985: The E-body Plymouth Caravelle was introduced in the United States.
  • 1987: The compact P-body Plymouth Sundance entered the line-up with three- and five-door hatchbacks. The Turismo was discontinued.
  • 1989: The mid-sized Gran Fury (Caravelle in Canada), as well as the Reliant, are discontinued after this model year. The Reliant and E-body Caravelle are replaced by the Acclaim.
  • 1990: The Mitsubishi-based Plymouth Laser sport-compact was introduced. The L-body Horizon was discontinued.
  • 1992: The higher-priced Acclaim models were repositioned as Chrysler LeBarons. Total sales of Acclaim and LeBaron dropped. Total 1993 Plymouth model-year production dropped to 159,775, along with 237,875 Voyager models. Dodge built 300,666 Caravans.
  • 1994: The little-advertised Laser and the popular Sundance and Colt compacts all end production. They are replaced by a single car, the Neon, a car that Chrysler decided to offer as a Plymouth after dealers protested the loss of the Sundance and Colt with no replacement.
  • 1995: Plymouth’s lineup was at its all-time low, just three cars: the Acclaim, the Neon, and the Voyager/Grand Voyager. The number went up to four in 1997, with the introduction of the Prowler, but never got any higher.
  • 1996: Chrysler announced the new Plymouth Breeze six months after sister Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Cirrus models. Chrysler originally had no plans to replace the Acclaim model.[citation needed]
  • 1996: In an attempt to move Plymouth downmarket, Chrysler made the redesigned Voyager only available in base and mid-level SE models. All of the higher-end trim levels available on the previous generation were now only be found on the Dodge Caravan. The high-end trim levels could still be found in certain markets outside the US.
  • 1997: Production for the 1997 model year was 178,807 cars plus 187,347 Voyager models. Dodge built 448,394 cars and 355,400 Caravans.
  • 1999: Total 1999 production for Plymouth cars was to 195,714 with Dodge at 394,052. Voyager production numbered 197,020, compared to 354,641 Caravans. The redesigned 2000 Neon became the brand’s last new model.
  • 2000: The mid-sized Breeze ended production. This was also the last year for the Voyager minivan as a Plymouth. All 2000 Voyagers built in December 1999 and beyond were badged as Chrysler Voyagers. In Canada, the redesigned Neon was sold under the Chrysler name and both the Plymouth and Dodge names were dropped on all car models, save for the Prowler and Viper. The Voyager name was dropped in Canada as all Chrysler dealers sold Dodge trucks, including the Caravan. Total 2000 model year production for Plymouth was 108,546 compared to 459,988 Dodge cars. Voyager production totalled 123,869 versus 330,370 Caravan models.
  • 2001: In Plymouth’s final model year, only the Neon remains. The Prowler and the Voyager became Chryslers. The Voyager gained a high-end LX trim, as well as a base eC trim, and it retained the SE trim. The Breeze was dropped as Chrysler issued the Chrysler Sebring sedan to replace the Chrysler Cirrus. The PT Cruiser was launched as a Chrysler, though it was originally planned to be a Plymouth. The final Plymouth, a Neon, was assembled on 28 June 2001, with a total of 38,657 built for the model year.

(All production numbers – Ward’s Automotive Yearbook, various issues, 1973 to 2002)[citation needed]

Plymouth car models

Plymouth trucks

Plymouth built various trucks and vans over the years, mainly rebadged Dodge or Chrysler vehicles. Early pickups, delivery trucks, and other commercial trucks were available, and later an SUV, full-sized vans, and minivans. Plymouth had supplied components to the Fargo vehicles, another member of the Chrysler family, but entered the commercial market in 1937 with the PT50.

Truck models

Plymouth concept cars

1952 Plymouth Explorer Ghia Sport Coupe fvl1952 Plymouth Explorer

1960 Plymouth XNR concept car at the 2014 Lime Rock Concours d'Élegance1960 Plymouth XNR1960 Plymouth XNR

1973 Plymouth (Rapid Transit System) Duster 3401973 Plymouth (Rapid Transit System) Duster 340

1988 Plymouth Slingshot Concept Car1988 Plymouth Slingshot

1999-01 Plymouth Prowler and the 2001-02 Chrysler Prowler2001 Plymouth ProwlerPlymouth Prowler

1928 Plymouth Model Q Coupe 1928 Plymouth Model Q, in Auckland New Zealand 1929 Plymouth P2 Deluxe o 1929 Plymouth Phaeton Argentina 1930 Plymouth 30-U 4-Door Sedan 1930 1930-45 Plymouth Valiant dealer Ross Cort, Inc., 392 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Center,NY 1932 plymouth ceurvorst 1933 Plymouth coupe 1933 Plymouth taxi 1934 Plymouth Truck 1936 Plymouth 1937 Plymouth Coupe gebruikt door Humphrey Bogart in de film High Sierra 1937 Plymouth express pickup truck red and black Baltimore MD 1937 Plymouth photographed in Seattle, Washington 1937 Plymouth PT50 Delivery truck


1939 Plymouth in a Swedish 1940s fashion photo 1939 Plymouth P8 Sedan 1939 Plymouth 1940 De Luxe Plymouth Station Wagon 1941 plymouth sedan delivery 1941 Plymouth Special De Luxe 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe 1946 Plymouth Special Deluxe P15C Club Coupe 1946-49 Plymouth


1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe


1948 Plymouth coupe on street in Miami Beach, Florida 1948 Plymouth Special De Luxe Coupé 1948 Plymouth Special De luxe Woody (front left) 1949 Plymouth four-door sedan 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe Four Door Sedan 1949 Plymouth Special DeLuxe Station Wagon, advertisement 1949 Plymouth voiture a Cuba 1949 Plymouth 1949-50 Plymouth 1950 Plymouth Concord NYPD 1950 Plymouth De Luxe Suburban 1950 plymouth de Luxe 1950 Plymouth Deluxe coupe OCJ-679 1950 Plymouth Deluxe Coupé 1950 Plymouth Suburban ad 1950 Plymouth Suburban 1950-plymouth-ad 1951 Plymouth Cambridge [P-23] 1951 Plymouth Cambridge 2-Door Lot G133 Indianap 1951 Plymouth Cambridge a 1951 Plymouth cambridge policecar 1951 Plymouth Cambridge Sedan plus. Concord Business Coupe and Suburban 1951 Plymouth cambridge 1951 plymouth cambridge_sedan_ho_sm_51_03 1951 Plymouth Concern Cambridge Cranbrook Dealer Sales Brochure ORIGINAL 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook at a local storage yard 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook interior 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Sedan 1951 Plymouth P25 Cranbrook as built by Chrysler Australia 1952 Plymouth 1 1952 plymouth 1952 convert 1952 Plymouth Cambridge [P-23] 1952 Plymouth Cambridge 2dr 1952 plymouth cambridge 4dr sedan 1952 Plymouth Cambridge 4dr 1952 Plymouth Cambridge Four Door Sedan [P-23] 1952 plymouth cambridge yellow cab classic 1952 Plymouth Cambridge 1952 plymouth concord 3p 1952 plymouth concord 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook Cambridge Concord ORIGI 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook Cambridge Concord ORIGINAL Dealer Sales Brochure 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook Four Door Sedan 1952 Plymouth cranbrook-belvedere 1952 Plymouth Explorer Ghia Sport Coupe fvl 1952 plymouth 1952 Plymouth-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17 1952-53 Plymouth Cranbrook Club Coupé 1953 plymouth 1953 06 1953 plymouth 1953 cambridge sedan 1953 Plymouth Brochure Cranbrook Cambridge C 1953 Plymouth Brochure Cranbrook Cambridge Club 1953 PLYMOUTH CAMBRIDGE 2 1953 Plymouth cambridge-2 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook Cambridge Dealer Sales Brochure ORIGI 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook Cambridge Dealer Sales Brochure ORIGINAL 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook cars 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible Club Coupe 1953 Plymouth ROM 1953 Plymouth1953 1953 Plymouth-cranbrook 1953-Plymouth-Cambridge-Club-Sedan 1954 plymouth a 1954 Plymouth Belevedere Suburban Station Wagon 2-d 1954 Plymouth Belm. 1954 plymouth belvedere 1954 plymouth explorer ghia 1954 PLYMOUTH Explorer 1954 Plymouth Plaza 2-door Suburban 1954 Plymouth Savoy 1955 Plymouth Belvedere 2d htp - aqua black - 841 1955 Plymouth Belvedere 4dr Sedan 1955 Plymouth Belvedere 1955 Plymouth Plaza Six Sedan in Havana 1955 plymouth savoy 1956 Plymouth Belvedere Fury 1956 Plymouth Belvedere 1956 Plymouth longroof 1956 Plymouth Plainsman concept wagon 1956 Plymouth Savoy 1 1956 Plymouth Savoy Coupe Utility 1956 plymouth savoy 1956 Plymouth wagon 1956 Plymouth 1957 Plymouth Belvedere a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe 1957 Plymouth Belvedere 1957 plymouth convertable 1957 Plymouth Fury Hardtop Coupe 1957 Plymouth Fury 1957 Plymouth future ad 1957 Plymouth Suburbans 1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 dr htop also oz asmbld 58,59== 1958 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe 1958 Plymouth Belvedere 1958 Plymouth Custom Suburban 1958 Plymouth Fury Christine 1958 Plymouth Suburban 1958 Plymouth Tornado Concept a 1958 Plymouth Tornado Concept 1958_Plymouth_Plaza_(Rassemblement_Mopar_Valleyfield_'10) 1959 Plymouth Belvedere 2-door Hardtop 1959 Plymouth Belvedere 4-door Hardtop 1959 Plymouth DeLuxe Suburban 4-door 1959 Plymouth Fury at the Auto & Technik Museum, Sinsheim

DCF 1.0
DCF 1.0

1959 Plymouth Sport Fury, photographed on the premises of the Louwman museum, The Hague, The Netherlands. Olympus E-520 digital camera 1960 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan 1960 plymouth belvedere 1960 plymouth fury (2) 1960 Plymouth Fury convertible a 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible 1960 Plymouth Fury police car 1960 Plymouth Fury Station Wagon LSideRear 1960 Plymouth Fury Suburban 1960 Plymouth Fury 1960 Plymouth Savoy 4-door Sedan 1960 Plymouth Valiant automobile 1960 Plymouth Valiant back 1960 Plymouth Valiant side view showing the semi-fastback 1960 Plymouth XNR concept car at the 2014 Lime Rock Concours d'Élegance 1960 Plymouth XNR Virgil Exner Sr.'s 1960 Plymouth XNR 1960 Vailiant On Display At The Chicago Auto Show 1960 Valiant V100 1960 Valiant V100a 1960 Valiant V100b 1960 Valiant 1960-61 tail lamp with reversing lamp Valiant cat 1960s and 1970s Plymouth logo 1961 Plymouth ad 1961 plymouth belvedere 1961 Plymouth Fury 4dr sedan from the rear 1961 Plymouth Fury sedan 1961 plymouth fury 1961 Plymouth Solid Beauty 1961 Plymouth Station Wagon 1961 Plymouth styling 1961 Plymouth Valiant V-200 Station Wagon 1961 Plymouth Valiant V-200 Suburban 1961 Plymouth Valiant V200 1961 Plymouth Valiant V-200 1961 Plymouth Valiant Wagon 1961 Valiant V-100 Two Door 1961 Valiant V100 1962 Plymouth Belvedere four-door sedan finished in white with red interior 1962 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan (Orange Julep) 1962 Plymouth Belvedere 1962 Plymouth Sport Fury - white - fvr 1962 Plymouth Valiant 2-door with Hyper Pak 1962 Plymouth Valiant instrument cluster 1962 Plymouth Valiant taillight 1962 Plymouth Valiant This is a 4 bbl Slant-6 Hyper-Pak reproduction by Clifford Performance in a 1962 Plymouth Valiant. 1962 Plymouth 1963 Plymouth Belvedere (13867644073) 1963 Plymouth Valiant Signet (Les chauds vendredis '10) 1964 Plymouth Savoy four-door sedan 1964 Plymouth Valiant Convertible 1965 Canadian Valiant Custom 200 sedan 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II Station Wagon, in Silver Lake (LA,CA) 1965 Plymouth Satellite FR-38-09 1965 Plymouth Sport Fury, Wheels Day, Apr 2009 1965 Plymouth Valiant 100 black front

Photo of my 1965 Plymouth Satellite. Photo taken c. 1966
Photo of my 1965 Plymouth Satellite.
Photo taken c. 1966

1966 Plymouth Barracuda 1966 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan 1966 Plymouth Satellite Convertible 1966 Plymouth Satellite 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury 1966 Plymouth Valiant Signet Convertible front right 1967 Plymouth Belvedere (Cruisin' At The Boardwalk '11) 1967 Plymouth Fury Station Wagon 2 1967 Plymouth GTX a 1967 Plymouth GTX 1967 Plymouth Satelitte 2-door hardtop 1967 Plymouth Sport Fury III 2-door Fast Top 1968 Plymouth Ad 1968 Plymouth Fury 1968 Plymouth satellite 1968 Plymouth VIP 1969 Plymouth Barracuda 1969 Plymouth Fury III Convertible 1969 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible (Rigaud) 1969 Plymouth Valiant Signet 4-Door Sedan 1969 Plymouth Valiant Signet 1970 Duster 340 with logo 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 1970 Plymouth Fury III Convertible (Orange Julep) 1970 Plymouth red GTX 1970 Plymouth Road Runner 440+6 - 2-pillar coupe body 1970 Plymouth Road Runner a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird SUperbirdEyes 1970 Plymouth Sport Suburban 1970 Plymouth Valiant 1971 Plymouth Cricket, winner of the 1971 Press-on-Regardless Rally 1971 Plymouth Rapid Transit System 1971 Plymouth Valiant Scamp 1971-Plymouth-Duster-Valiant-02 1972 Plymouth Fury Sport Suburban 1 1972 Plymouth Fury Sport Suburban 1972 Plymouth Scamp - Mopar Muscle Magazine 1972 Plymouth Scamp in Red Deer 1972 Plymouth Scamp s 1972 plymouth scamp 1972 plymouth-models-72a 1972 plymouth-models-72b 1973 Plymouth (Rapid Transit System) Duster 340 Classic American Muscle Car Photography Stock Image 1973 Plymouth Scamp Grey 1973 Plymouth Scamp Y 1973-plymouth-scamp-340- 1974 Plymouth Fury II 2-door hardtop 1974 Plymouth Fury sedan C-body 1974 Plymouth Valiant Swedish police car 1974 Valiant VH Charger 1975 Plymouth Fury 2-Door Hardtop 1975 Plymouth Valiant Brougham in brown, by night 1975-77 Plymouth Gran Fury VIP (1966–1969) 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury Sport Suburban 1977-80 Plymouth Trail Duster 1978 Plymouth Fury 1979 Plymouth Horizon TC3 1980-81 Plymouth Gran Fury Salon 4dr 1982-89 3rd Plymouth Gran Fury 1983 Plymouth Scamp GT 1983 Plymouth Turismo, - Scamp pg 11_jpg 1983 plymouth-scamp-GT 1983-85 Plymouth Caravelle 1985 L-body Plymouth Duster, 1985 or 1986 Plymouth Duster EEK 1985 Plymouth Voyager LE. The alloy wheels are from a 1989 Voyager LX 1987 Plymouth Reliant 1988 Plymouth Slingshot Concept Car 1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo 1990-'91 Plymouth Laser 1990s letter emblem from a 1999 Neon 1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE minivan 1991-92 Plymouth Acclaim 1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo 1992-94 Plymouth Laser specs 1993 plymouth laser 1995 Plymouth Neon Sport Coupe 1995-98 Plymouth Breeze 1996 Plymouth Breeze Green 1997-00 Plymouth Grand Voyager 1998 Plymouth Voyager (short wheelbase) SE 1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 1999-01 Plymouth Prowler and the 2001-02 Chrysler Prowler 2000-01 2nd Plymouth Neon 2001 Plymouth Prowler 2001 Plymouth the last automobile built, 2001, Belvidere, IL, USA, a Neon


20600323464_d7b01d58f0_o Chrysler Valiant GLX (CM) Cpjec-_XEAABjVk 1952 Plymouth Cambridge [P-23] in Bigger Th 1952 Plymouth Cambridge [P-23] in Kiss Plymouth 1000 Plymouth acclaim Plymouth Ad Plymouth Belvedere, Belgian p3 Plymouth convertible Photo - 1 Plymouth Duster EEK Plymouth emblem Plymouth Fury