Plymouth Canada Model Year Production, 1946-2001

Plymouth sailing shipThis is the second article in a series. For details on production records and how these numbers were calculated, see the first article in this series, “Plymouth U.S. Production Figures 1946-2001.”

To build these tables, I examined all of the sources of information on each make and model, and tried to determine the most accurate figure for that make and model. Data which had to be estimated is shown in italics.

Plymouth hood ornamentBetween 1930 and 1959, Chrysler used an alphanumeric serial number prefix for each make, where P stood for Plymouth. These started at “PA”, and, later, P1 and up. Because these series designations are usually cited for the older models, I have included them in the tables, until, towards the mid 1950s, they became cumbersome.

These tables should not in any way be considered to be definitive or fully accurate. They are the best I could do with the information which I was able to uncover. I would welcome correspondence with anyone who is interested in this material and can correct any errors or misinformation on my part.

— Gerard Wilson, May 2013


P15 Deluxe, Special Deluxe6,52218,91518,363
P17 Deluxe2,423
P19 Deluxe3,711
P22 Concord 2,957 1,14010,231
P18 Deluxe, Special Deluxe 15,810
P20 Deluxe, Special Deluxe20,443
P23 Cranbrook, Cambridge 18,720 15,36670,239
P24 Cambridge, Cranbrook, Belvedere 24,144
P25 Plaza, Savoy, Belvedere25,72750,151
Total Production6,52218,91518,36318,22924,154 21,677 16,50624,42425,727


  • 1949 Plymouth carsP15 Deluxe and Special Deluxe models were in continuous production from late 1945 to December 1948 with few changes. They were not advertised as 1946, 1947, or 1948 models, although serial numbers were so designated. The total reported in this table, plus the U.S. Plymouth and Canadian DeSoto, is equal to that reported by Plymouth for the three years: 1,054,118. Individual model years were calculated from the annual serial numbers. Chassis are excluded, Plymouth export units are included, and DeSoto Diplomats are included in the DeSoto table.
  • P17, P19 Deluxe, P22 Concord models were built on a 2,775 mm (109-inch) wheelbase, more compact than the standard Plymouth. This series is notable for the introduction of the first car-based all-steel wagon, a new concept which would make the station wagon extremely popular over the next three decades, just as the T-vans would do for minivans in 1984. The totals reported in this and the DeSoto table plus the U.S. Plymouth table are equal to those reported by Plymouth: 61,458 for 1949, 118,903 for 1950, and 139,914 for 1951-1952. Individual model year totals for 1951 and 1952 were calculated from serial numbers for each year. No P17 or P19 Diplomats were built in Canada; P22 Diplomats are in DeSoto tables.
  • P18, P20 Deluxe and Special Deluxe, P23 Cranbrook, and Cambridge models were built on a 2,962.5-mm (117-inch) wheelbase. The totals reported in this table plus the Canadian Plymouth and DeSoto tables are equal to those reported by Plymouth: 458,930 for 1949, 492,051 for 1950, and 867,748 for 1951-1952 combined. Individual model year totals for 1951 and 1952 were calculated from serial numbers for each year. P18, P20, and P23 Diplomats are in DeSoto table.
  • P24 Cambridge, Cranbrook, and Belvidere, 1953, and P25 Plaza, Savoy, and Belvedere, 1954: model year totals reported in this and the DeSoto table plus the U.S. Plymouth table equal those reported by Plymouth: 649,078 for 1953, 457,528 for 1954. Chassis are excluded. The 1954 chassis exclusion is unusually high: 5,620 units. It is possible that these were exported to Australia where they received redesigned bodies of local manufacture for the 1955 and 1956 model years.
  • Also see:
  • Plymouth 1946-1959: the full book
  • Growing up with the post-war Mopars
  • Chronology: 1940 - 1949 • 1950 - 1963


1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 Total
P26 Plaza, Savoy; P26/P27 Belvedere 33,071
P28, P29 Plaza, Savoy, Belvedere, Suburban44,57877,903
P30, P31 Plaza, Savoy, Belvedere31,962
LP1, LP2 Plaza, Savoy, Belvedere16,638
LP2 Fury28
MP1, MP2 Savoy, Belvedere, Fury15,17464,735
P30, P31 Suburban 1,403
LP1, LP2 Suburban 2,135
MP1, MP2 Suburban2,3375,875
Total Production33,32544,578 34,47418,62517,511


  • Plymouth (and all Chrysler products) for 1955 - 1956 were the first in many years which placed an emphasis on style with the “hundred million dollar look.” Plymouth got its first V8 and Powerflite automatic transmission. This was the most successful Canadian postwar Plymouth prior to the Auto Pact.
  • All Chrysler products were again dramatically restyled as “forward look” cars for 1957 - 1959. Plymouth used two chassis: a 3 meter wheelbase for passenger cars, including the Fury (renamed Sport Fury in 1959), and a 3.1 meter chassis for the Suburbans, shared with Dodge and the Desoto Firesweep. The cars were beautiful, but poorly built. Defects were corrected, but the company's reputation did not recover for some time. Model year production is estimated from available (incomplete) serial numbers and published model year production data.
  • Plaza, Savoy, Belvedere, 1955-1956; Fury, Suburban, 1956. Model year production totals for Canada are serial numbers. Official production total for the U.S. and Canada, 1955, exceeds the serial number total by 5,124 units, but this discrepancy is probably in the U.S. totals, which include all Dodge and DeSoto export units for 1955. Serial number and official totals for 1956 differ by only 11 units.
  • Plaza, 1957-1958; Savoy, Belvedere, 1957-1959; Fury, 1958-1959 were built on a 2.997-mm wheelbase. Model year totals for this cycle are from factory shipments, but allocations between passenger cars and Suburbans for 1957-1958 are estimated; 1959 are from factory shipments.
  • Suburban, 1957-1959, used a 3,099-mm (122-inch) wheelbase shared with Dodge Custom Royals. Model year production for 1957 and 1958 is estimated from U.S. and Canadian official totals and estimated U.S.-only totals. Model year total for 1959 is from factory shipments.
  • Also see:

Windsor Car Assembly Plant, 1959


This was the first generation of the unit-body Plymouths, built to look like a continuation of the body-on-frame models, but with radically different construction. The transition was handled surprisingly well, with no quality gaffes resulting from the change. (Editorial note: 1960-61 are shown as their own unit because they were the first of the unit-body Plymouths, but came before the disastrous downsizing of 1962.)

Savoy, Belvedere, Fury9,46013,71923,179
Savoy, Belvedere, Fury Suburban1,2631,1332,396
Total Production10,723 14,852


  • Chrysler once again presented completely redesigned products for 1960, as well as installing unit body assembly capacity in all of its plants and realigning its dealer networks. All cars except Imperial were now unibody. The 1960 - 1961 Plymouth used 3 meter and 3.1 meter shells for passenger cars and wagons respectively. Model year production from Factory shipments.
  • Savoy, Belvedere, Fury, 1960-1961. The beautiful, but shoddily built, “forward look” cars of 1957 had been a disaster for Chrysler and prompted a complete restructuring of the company: management, assembly plants, the dealer network, and products. All of the 1960 products were brand new, all but the Imperial built on semi-unibody structures replacing body and frame. Also for 1960 the Dodge Dart and Plymouth Savoy/Belvedere/Fury shared the same 2,997-mm (118-inch) wheelbase unibody, and the Dodge would be more of a competitor than a step-up as it had always been. Model year production from Factory shipments.
  • Savoy, Belvedere, Fury Suburbans, 1960-1961. The Plymouth Suburbans were built on a larger, 3,099-mm (122-inch) wheelbase platform also used for Dodge Dart wagons, Monaco, Polara, Desoto, and Chrysler. Model year production from Factory shipments.


Savoy, Belvedere, Fury 11,603 18,84822,60941,457
Savoy, Fury Suburban 2,1562,156
Fury Suburban 1,9239,60239,936 17,762 1,926 1,923
Savoy, Fury II, Fury III 26,39526,395
Fury Sport 1,1033,27145,81664,9644,374
Fury Sport, VIP 12,642 40,412 11,737
Fury wagon, Suburban
Fury I, II, III 24,630 96,501 11,991 24,630
Valiant sedan, Duster coupe 26,445
Total Production 11,603 18,84822,60929,654 29,824 68,060 145,312 126,000 40,362


  • Management turmoil at Chrysler during 1960 and 1960 caused many poor decisions, including discarding the expensive 1960-1961 Dart/Plymouth unit body for an entirely new and downsized [2,756-mm (109-inch) wheelbase] platform. Chrysler management believed incorrectly that the 1963 GM B bodies would be downsized, and ordered that the 1962 Plymouth and Dodge be downsized even though they were nearing production. The Plymouth still had as much interior room as a Ford or Chevrolet, but buyers stayed away. Model year production is from factory shipments.
  • The following year, a new, larger Plymouth replaced the downzsized 1962. Chrysler also began to win back customers with its extended 5/50 warrantee, an innovation for 1963. Sport Fury models were not built in Canada for 1962-1964. Model year totals are from factory shipments.
  • Canadian Plymouth production in 1965 changed to the new full sized models, perhaps in anticipation of the Auto Pact which liberalized cross border shipments starting in January 1966. The Fury Suburbans were built on a 3.07 meter wheelbase for 1965 - 1966, then moved to the 3.1 meter wheelbase Dodge unibody for 1967 - 1968. Fury passenger cars used a 3.02 meter wheelbase for 1966 - 1968. They were completely restyled for 1967 - 1968. Aided by volume exports to the U.S., these cars set production records for Canadian Plymouths. Model year production is shown in italics because exact quantities are not known. Estimates have been made from various sources, including U.S. Plymouth factory records for 1965, factory shipments, monthly U.S. and Canadian production and changeover dates, official model year totals, and other information.
  • The large Chrysler cars introduced for 1969 used a “fuselage” design which was unusually good at integrating safety mandates without losing its style. The Plymouth passenger cars used a 3.05 meter wheelbase, wagons were 3.1 meter (as were Dodge and Chrysler wagons). The Plymouth cars had the same interior dimensions as the larger Dodge, Chrysler and Imperial cars. Model year production of these cars is estimated from information available. Canadian production ended in 1970.
  • Fury Sport, VIP, 1969; Fury I, II, III, 1969-1970. The large Plymouth received a more massive and cleanly styled unit body for 1969-1973. These cars were built on a 3,048-mm (120-inch) wheelbase platform. Canadian production ended in 1970, making way for the production of smaller models. Model year production is estimated from Ward’s and other sources.
  • Fury Suburban, 1969-1970. Another massive vehicle, built on a new 3,099-mm (122-inch) wheelbase unit body platform. Canadian production ended in 1970. Model year production is estimated from Ward’s and other sources.


body drop

Satellite, Sebring coupe 26,42235,16979,93817,587159,116
Satellite sedan, wagon 22,10232,92350,14434,198 139,367
Valiant sedan, Duster 064,71756,323 121,040
Duster 58,459 16,551 196,050
Valiant Scamp hardtop 46,13511,1218,384
Valiant Scamp hardtop, sedan 40,49516,033122,168
Total Production 94,659143,930194,789150,73932,584


  • The Valiant went back into production in Canada for the 1970 model year, this time as a Plymouth, and was built through 1975. More detailed information is limited, and these entries are in italics. The data suggest that production for 1970 were all sedans and Duster coupes, and then, improbably, only Scamp hardtops were built in 1971. Thereafter, production was mixed among sedans, Dusters and Scamps. Many of these were exported to the U.S., but they were popular in Canada as well.
  • Valiant sedan, 1970-1973; Valiant Duster coupe, 1970-1975. The new Plymouth Valiant 2-door sedan and sedan imported from the U.S. replaced the locally produced Valiant in 1967. Canadian production of the sedan and Duster coupe, which replaced the 2-door sedan, began in 1970. These cars were built on a 2,743-mm (108-inch) wheelbase unit body platform. Many were built for export to the U.S., but their durability and value made them popular in both countries. Model year production for 1970 is from Ward’s; production for subsequent years is estimated from Ward’s and other sources.
  • Valiant Scamp hardtop, 1971-1975; Valiant sedan, 1974-1975. These cars used the 2,819-mm (111-inch) wheelbase Dart platform. Model year production is estimated from Ward’s and other sources.
  • The intermediate Satellite and Sebring coupes, 1971-1974, were beautifully styled, suggesting motion even at rest. The coupes were built on a 2,921-mm (115-inch) wheelbase unibody. Model year production is not known, but is estimated from Ward’s monthly production and data from other sources cited.
  • Satellite sedan, wagon, 1971-1974 were built on a 2,972-mm (117-inch) wheelbase, with some of the flair of the coupes. Model year production is not known, but is estimated from Ward’s monthly production and data from other sources cited.

1981-1983: Plymouth Caravelle (Gran Fury)

After producing no Plymouths since 1976 (the company did produce other Chrysler brands there), Chrysler moved production of the M body sedans to Canada in the spring of 1981, and the following year introduced a Gran Fury version for U.S. Plymouth dealers, replacing the R - body Gran Fury (the M bodies were very close relatives of the F-body Volare and Aspen). Production returned to the U.S. in 1983 and continued through 1988 (1989 model year). Model year production is compiled from monthly production and changeover dates.

M Caravelle sedan1,054
M Caravelle, Gran Fury sedan21,50917,47640,039


minivan assembly line

The T body Voyager/Caravan minivans, which went into production in 1984, created a new vehicle category, a front drive unibody van which drove like a car but had abundant room for people and cargo in a compact package. The Voyager was the highest volume Plymouth vehicle produced in Canada. Model year production is compiled from monthly totals and changeover dates, with reference to other information.

The T Voyagers received major engineering and interior revisions for their second cycle (1991 - 1995), maintaining their appeal as competitive products started to appear. The second generation T-van did not sell as well as the first, because there were now more competing vehicles, but it still moved out of Windsor in high volumes. Model year production is compiled as in the above note.

For two cycles of the T minivans through 1995, the standard versions had been built in Canada, extended wheelbase in the U.S.. When the NS vans appeared in 1996, Chrysler had equipped their Canadian and U.S. plants to build both versions, although the published data does not provide any breakdown for standard and extended vans. However, sales data for each van does exist, and that was used to estimate the breakdowns reported in the table. The sales data does not coincide with the production data, so the breakdowns are only estimates. Plymouth production for model year 2000 ends in December 1999; units built from January to June 2000 were identical but sold as Chrysler Voyagers.

Voyager (Gen 1)63,158118,077120,944129,446122,386126,093117,115797,219


  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Total
Voyager (Gen 2) 94,110 117,626 130,809 149,897 133,588 626,030

The NS Voyager van (1996-2000) was a dramatic break from all of its competitors, using a “cab forward” design to maximize interior space within a structure only slightly larger than before.

The NS Grand Voyager van (1996-2000) ended the prior method of having standard wheelbase versions built in Canada, long wheelbase versions in the U.S. [with quality surveys showing the Canadian versions to be superior]. Starting in 1996, both versions were built in both countries. The Grand Voyager used a 3,030-mm (119-inch) wheelbase unit body vs. 2,878 mm (113 inches) for the Voyager. These two vans were the last Plymouths to be made in Canada.

Model year totals for the Voyager and Grand Voyager are not known. Figures are estimated from Ward’s total for Voyager and Grand Voyager combined, U.S. sales of each, and other information. Model-year 2000 units built after December 1999 were built with Chrysler badges (as Chrysler Voyager) and are reported in Chrysler tables.

NS Voyager minivan59,67967,50258,35251,05719,789256,379
NS Grand Voyager van73,73772,51076,82966,31225,186314,574
Total Production133,416140,012135,181117,36944,975


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  2. Chrysler Canada Ltd. Model chart and serial number guide. Unpublished company document, (1958?).
  3. Chrysler Canada Ltd. Factory shipments. Unpublished company document, (1966 ?).
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  5. Automotive News Almanac.
  6. Automotive News Market Data Book.
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  8. Ward’s Automotive Yearbook, Canadian supplement.
  9. Ward’s Canadian Automotive Yearbook.
  10. Auto Editors of Consumer Guide. Encyclopedia of American Cars. Publications International, 2006.
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  12. Grace Brigham. The Serial Number Book for U.S. Cars, 1900-1975. Motorbooks International, 1979.
  13. Don Butler. Plymouth-DeSoto Story. Crestline/Motorbooks International, 1978.
  14. Canadian Automobile Chamber of Commerce. Facts and Figures of the Automobile Industry in Canada, 1961 edition.
  15. Jerry Heasley. Production Figure Book for U.S. Cars. Motorbook International, 1977.
  16. John T. Lenzke. Standard Catalog of Chrysler, 1914-2000. Kraus Publications, 2000.
  17. Walter P. Chrysler Club. Walter P. Chrysler Club News. Various issues.
  18. Bill Watson. Catalog of Canadian Car ID Numbers. Amos Press, 2006.
  19. R. Perry Zavitz. Canadian Cars, 1946-1984. Bookman/Motorbooks International.

Also used in the compilation of this tables were articles posted to Allpar and on P15-D24. See Allpar’s pages on the Windsor plants and Brampton plant, and our complete list of Plymouth car articles.

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