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A 1954 Plymouth Concept Car to Look Out for in 2018

Barrett-Jackson ushers in 2018 with a rare 1954 Plymouth roadster, which will soon go under hammer at the Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale car auction this January.

Jan 03, 2018 | By Andrea Sim

Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

This 1954 Plymouth Belmont concept could be yours if you were to win the bid at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in Arizona. For the last 46 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions.

Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, there will be many other rare and classic cars going under hammer. But this car example is unique that’s because it never went into production since it made last appearance at the 1954 New York Auto Show.

A lot of concepts displayed at the motor show are often seen as promising and innovative, but very few of those concepts were close to being production-ready models. In fact, this curvaceous 1954 roadster is purely a one-off, which was once owned by famed Chrysler designer, Virgil Exner.

A 1954 Plymouth Concept Car to Look Out for in 2018

Under the elongated hood, the 1954 roadster features a 241 cubic-inch V8 engine with very modest 157 horsepower and a three-speed automatic gearbox, making the car very unlikely to go as fast as it appears.

But it will certainly not deprive onlookers of the car’s incredibly stunning bodywork. Other than the shut lines of the doors and the lack of door handles to be seen, the flanks are distinctive, marked by its sweeping curves, smooth and clean lines.

It is not known how much this 1954 Plymouth concept car would cost as the price will be publicly quoted by Barrett-Jackson. Hint: there is a reserve price, so this one isn’t likely to go cheap.

The Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction will take place between January 13 and 21 in Arizona. For more information about the car auctions, please visit here.

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