Plymouth Savoy 1960
|Also called||Dodge Savoy |
|Assembly||Highland Park, United States |
Mexico City, Mexico
|Class||Full-size car Station Wagon|
|Body style(s)||4-door station wagon |
2-door station wagon
|Engine(s)||217.8in³ (3.6L) I6|
|Wheelbase||1951-52: 118.5 in (3009.9 mm)|
1953: 114.0 in (2896 mm)
Plymouth Savoy 1956
|Class||Mid-level Full-size car|
|Body style(s)||2-door coupe|
4-door station wagon
|Engine(s)||225in³ I6 "slant six"|
|Transmission(s)||2-speed automatic "torqueflite-six"|
|Class||Entry-level Full-size car|
|Body style(s)||2-door Coupe |
4-door Station Wagon
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 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 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
- 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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