The Plymouth Belvedere was an American automobile model that was produced by Plymouth from 1954 to 1970.
The Belvedere name was first used for a new hardtop body style in the Plymouth Cranbrook line for the 1951 model year. In 1954. the Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top trim and became a full model line with sedans, station wagons and convertible body styles. The Belvedere continued as Plymouth's full-sized car until 1965, when it became an intermediate, and was replaced after the 1970 model year by the Satellite, a name originally used for the top-trim level Belvederes.
The 1957 model year had high sales for the Chrysler Corporation, and for the Plymouth line. Plymouth's design was so revolutionary that Chrysler used the slogan "Suddenly, it's 1960!" to promote the new car.
The Belvedere returned as a top-level trim for 1958. Styling was a continuation from the 1957 models.
The convertible was only available in the Belvedere model between 1956 and 1958.
The 1957-58 Belvedere two-door hardtop gained notoriety from the Stephen King movie Christine (1983). In the opening of the movie, it is indicated that Christine is a 1957 Fury, though the standard color of the 1957 Fury was not red. 1957 Fury had standard Sandstone White with gold anodized aluminum trim. For the movie, Christine is painted "toreador red" with an "iceberg white" top.
The Belvedere name was dropped at the end of the 1970 model year, replaced by the Satellite name originally reserved for higher-end Belvederes. It lasted only through 1974, becoming the Fury in 1975 when the longer-wheelbase Fury model became the Grand Fury.