The 1960s Classic Plymouth Cars Channel covers the top Plymouth models of the decade. See what's under the hoods of 1960s classic Plymouth cars.
"Plymouth is out to win you over," said the ads, and they didn't lie. With a re-vamped Barracuda, a transformed Valiant and a solid line of Belvederes, Plymouth jumped back in the game in a major way.
It's amazing what steady cultivating can do -- with a few interim changes, Plymouth's disappointing 1962 "standards" roared back with the 1968-1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite and GTX. These models soon sold more than a quarter-million copies.
The 1962-1964 Plymouth Sport Furys weren't nearly as bad as they're usually portrayed. Despite their flaws, the long-hood/short-deck proportions were drawn years before we'd ever heard of "ponycars."
By 1962, Plymouth found that it needed to regroup -- and to resize -- its Sport Fury and VIP models to keep up with Ford and Chevrolet. By the mid-1960s, a new design team took Plymouths back into the mainstream -- with a vengeance.
From 1965 to '67, the Plymouth Belvedere/Satellite and GTX received an A+ for performance with help from a new Hemi V-8. These models even made their mark in NASCAR and stock-car racing.
Plymouth's Barracuda may have taken a few design tricks from GM, but the new notchback coupe and convertible body styles complemented the classic fastback to create an unmistakable new line.
1969 saw brand-new designs from each of the "Low-Price Three." But Plymouth proved to have the biggest of the big car overhauls, hoping to wow consumers and get them to "Look What Plymouth's Up To Now."
Plymouth probably wishes it had a car like the 1963-1966 Plymouth Valiant Signet today -- this model was a solid performer throughout it's production run and helped the company maintain its sales figures.
The popular tailfins of the 1950s didn't carry over to the next decade when Plymouth released the 1960 Plymouth Fury. Thus, while Ford and Chevrolet increased their combined production, Plymouth barely maintained its 1959 volume level. Learn more.
Between the extremes of the 1956 Fury and the 1989 Gran Fury, there exists a marvelous middle ground, including the Furys built between 1965 and 1968. Learn about the development and details of the sporty 1965-1968 Plymouth Fury automobiles.
The 1960's Valiant was Plymouth's first attempt to satisfy growing American demand for compact cars. The manufacturer finally introduced it under competitive pressure from imported automobiles. Read more about how Plymouth adapted in this article.