Plymouth Savoy

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Plymouth Savoy
Plymouth Savoy 1960
Plymouth Savoy 1960
Automotive industryChrysler Corporation
Also calledDodge Savoy
Plymouth Suburban
Production1951-1965
AssemblyHighland Park, United States
Mexico City, Mexico
Windsor, Canada
Car classificationFull-size car
First generation
Production1951-1953
Car classificationFull-size car Station Wagon
Car body style4-door Station wagon
2-door Station wagon
Internal combustion engine217.8in³ (3.6L) I6
Transmission (mechanics)2-speed Automatic transmission
Wheelbase1951-52: 118.5 in (3009.9 mm)
1953: 114.0 in (2896 mm)
RelatedPlymouth Suburban
Second generation
Plymouth Savoy 1956
Plymouth Savoy 1956
Production1954-1961
Car classificationMid-level Full-size car
Car body style2-door Coupe
2-door Hardtop
4-door Sedan (car)
4-door Hardtop
4-door Station wagon
Automobile layoutRWD
Internal combustion engine225in³ I6 "slant six"
Transmission (mechanics)2-speed Automatic "torqueflite-six"
Third generation
Plymouth Savoy.jpg
Production1962-1965
SuccessorPlymouth Fury
Car classificationEntry-level Full-size car
Car body style2-door Coupe
4-door Sedan
4-door Station Wagon

The Plymouth Savoy was an Automobile produced by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation of Highland Park, Michigan.

Plymouth used the name Savoy on several automobiles. From 1951 to 1953, the Savoy name was used on a Station wagon, upgrading the base model Plymouth Suburban. Later (and more popularly known) was a line of full-sized Plymouths from 1954 to 1961 Ben's Car Page Another incarnation was among Plymouth's ill-fated downsized full-size cars from 1962 to 1964. As with the Plaza and Belvedere, the Savoy was named after an upscale hotel.

When introduced in 1954, later in the year with 1955 model paint schemes, the Savoy was Plymouth's mid-level car and priced between the base Plaza sedans and the top-line Belvedere models. In 1959, Plymouth dropped the Plaza and replaced it with the Savoy, making the Savoy the marque's entry level automobile and echoing the treatment of the once top-line Dodge Coronet.

In 1954, the Savoy was available as a two-door Club Coupe and four-door Sedan (car) and 2 dr Club Sedan. In 1956, the line added a hardtop coupe and the Custom Suburban Station wagon. In 1957 and 1958, the line added a four-door hardtop sedan. In 1959, the Savoy was downgraded to entry level status. It lost both hardtop models, as well as the side trim and fancier interior trim it enjoyed in its original position in Plymouth's lineup. Sales were not diminished however, as their use as fleet models by taxicab companies became so popular, that by 1960 a whole new model, the Plymouth Taxi Special, was spun off from the Savoy.

Plymouth discontinued the use of the Savoy nameplate at the end of the 1964 model year, except in Canada, where it continued through 1965. In 1965, the full-sized entry level Plymouth model in the U.S. was the Fury I. In Canada, even in 1965, the upper series was renamed to Fury II and Fury III.

Around the world


  • In Mexico was assembly by Automex between 1960-1961, the car was rebadged like Dodge Savoy, the plant was localited in Lago Alberto, Mexico City

Trivia


In the film adaptation of Stephen King's Christine, Plymouth Savoys and Plymouth Belvederes were used to portray an evil 1958 Plymouth Fury.


References


  • Gunnell, John, Editor The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 Kraus Publications, 1987. ISBN 0-87341-096-3
  • Don Butler The Plymouth and DeSoto Story Crestline Publishing, 1979. ISBN 0-912612-14-2
  • Motor Vehicle Data Book Sanford-Evans Communications Ltd. various issues 1955-1966
  • Ben Deutschman-Owner, 1960 Plymouth Savoy 4-dr Sedan http://www.benscarpage.com


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