Plymouth Concord

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Plymouth Concord
Overview
Manufacturer Plymouth (Chrysler)
Production 1951-1952
Body and chassis
Class Full-size
Body style
Layout FR layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine 217.8 cu in (3.6 L) I6
97 brake horsepower (72 kW)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 111 in (2,819 mm)
Length 188.125 in (4,778 mm)
Curb weight 3,200–3,400 lb (1,451–1,542 kg)[2]
Chronology
Predecessor Plymouth Deluxe
Successor Plymouth Plaza

The Plymouth Concord, was a full-size car, produced by Plymouth between 1951 and 1952. It was Plymouth's least expensive model in its lineup. It replaced the Deluxe, and was replaced by the Savoy, but only from 1954 onwards.

Models[edit]

The 1951 Plymouth line was introduced when "war demands nearly eliminated auto production and restricted access to key metals."[2] The body styles were unchanged from the previous year with the Concord available in a three-passenger business coupe, a fastback two-door sedan, or an all-metal two-door Suburban station wagon.[3] The Concord Series was available in a simple Deluxe trim level. For the new all-metal two-door Suburban station wagon, an additional Special Savoy trim level was available.[2] This upgrade included better upholstery, arm rests, assist straps, storage compartments, and chrome exterior window and belt line trim.[4] The business coupe featured cargo space behind the front bench seat.[5]

The 1952 model year included minor changes to medallions, hood ornament, and script nameplates, but after the midyear an optional electric overdrive unit (for speeds over 25 mph) for the manual transmission (no automatic transmission was available).[2]

The Concord model line was dropped for 1953 and replaced by the Cambridge for the lowest trim level.[2]

The name[edit]

Plymouth, Massachusetts was one of the first European settlements in North America and is a major city in the state. Two of Plymouth's model lines in the 1950s were named after towns in Massachusetts: Cambridge and Concord.[6]

The name "Concord", was later used by American Motors Corporation (AMC) for its line of compact cars (see: 1978-83 AMC Concord).

The name was resurrected by the Chrysler division after it bought out AMC on its full-size cars (see: 1993-2004 Chrysler Concorde), though it was spelled "Concorde".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, Jim (10 August 2012). "Fastback Friday – A Freshly Restored 1951 Plymouth Concord". Hooniverse. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Benjaminson. "The Plymouth Cranbrook, Cambridge, and Concord cars, 1951-1954 first=Jim". Allpar. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Benjaminson, James A. (1994). Plymouth, 1946-1959. Motorbooks International. p. 56. ISBN 9780879388409. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Narus, Don (2013). Plymouth wagons: includes Dodge-DeSoto-Chrysler, 1939-1954. New Albany Books. p. 74. ISBN 9781467559850. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "How to select the car model that best suits your needs (Plymouth advertisement)". Life: 20–21. 21 May 1951. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Knutson, Lanny. "Plymouth cars of 1949 to 1952". Allpar. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  • Gunnell, John, ed. (2002). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 (Fourth ed.). Krause Publications. p. 477. ISBN 9780873410960. 

External links[edit]

Plymouth Concord at the Internet Movie Cars Database