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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

1946-1954

194619471948194919501951195219531954Total
P15 Deluxe, Special Deluxe6,52218,91518,363
43,800
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

Notes:

1955-1959

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

Notes:

Windsor Car Assembly Plant, 1959

1960-1961

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.)

19601961Total
Savoy, Belvedere, Fury9,46013,71923,179
Savoy, Belvedere, Fury Suburban1,2631,1332,396
Total Production10,723 14,852

Notes:

1962-1970

196219631964196519661967196819691970Total
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

Notes:

1967-1975

body drop

19711972197319741975Total
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

Notes:

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.

198119821983Total
M Caravelle sedan1,054
M Caravelle, Gran Fury sedan21,50917,47640,039

1984-2000

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.

1984198519861987198819891990Total
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.

19961997199819992000Total
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

Sources

  1. Chrysler Corporation. Vehicle production program. U.S. plant summary. Plymouth. Unpublished company document, 1965.
  2. Chrysler Canada Ltd. Model chart and serial number guide. Unpublished company document, (1958?).
  3. Chrysler Canada Ltd. Factory shipments. Unpublished company document, (1966 ?).
  4. Automotive News.
  5. Automotive News Almanac.
  6. Automotive News Market Data Book.
  7. Ward’s Automotive Yearbook.
  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.
  11. Jim Benjaminson. Plymouth, 1946-1959. Motorbooks International, 1994.
  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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