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56D500boy
Posted 2020-07-30 11:43 AM (#601490)
Subject: 1955 Pymouth Body Codes - Some Answers but need more



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In my seemingly never-ending pursuit of information about 1956 LA-built Dodge Cowl data tag interpretation, I heard a rumour that the 55 and maybe 56 LA Dodge IBM cards and maybe the cowl tags were related to the 55 and maybe 56 Detroit Plymouth IBM cards (maybe). On that basis, I contacted Mike Petersen (the author of the pretty much definitive compilation of 1955 Dodge info, the "1955 Dodge - by the Numbers" book). Mike was gracious and generous enough to share with me some (or all?) of the 55 Plymouth dealer invoices that he had. As I went through those invoices, I was noticing the body/model codes for the 55 Plymouths in question. Last night before nodding off, I went through those invoices and marked down the 14 different body/model codes that were there. This AM, I checked a 55 Plymouth brochure for the models that were supposed to be available (20) so I am a little short of a few numbers.

I am starting this thread to see if somebody, like Terry (71charger_fan) with his 2dr 6 cylinder Plaza suburban, can add some of the missing data.

There is a pattern to the codes so I have guessed on a few. These are high lit in yellow and subject to being changed in the face of hard data.

I am also confused about a few, e.g. I have a code for a 55 Plaza Sport Coupe ("26") but that doesn't show in the brochure line up.

Anyway, please chime in if you have any new data or think that I've made a mistake.

TIA (Thanks in Advance)

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frwl
Posted 2020-07-30 2:07 PM (#601493 - in reply to #601490)
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Plaza L6

11 = 2door Business Sedan
14 = 2door Sedan
15 = 4door Sedan
17 = Deluxe Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P

Plaza V8

41 = 2door Business Sedan
44 = 2door Sedan
45 = 4door Sedan
47 = Deluxe Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P

Savoy L6

24 = 2door Sedan
25 = 4door Sedan
26 = 2door Hardtop
27 = Custom Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P
28 = Custom Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Savoy V8

54 = 2door Sedan
55 = 4door Sedan
56 = 2door Hardtop
57 = Custom Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P
58 = Custom Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Belvedere L6

34 = 2door Sedan
35 = 4door Sedan
36 = 2door Hardtop
39 = 4door Hardtop
38 = Sport Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Belvedere V8

64 = 2door Sedan
65 = 4door Sedan
66 = 2door Hardtop
69 = 4door Hardtop
63 = Convertible (only with V8 engine)
68 = Sport Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Fury V8

76 = 2door Hardtop

But I think this list is correct to the 1956 Plymouth model year, not a 1955…
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frwl
Posted 2020-07-30 2:13 PM (#601494 - in reply to #601490)
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1955 Plymouth Body Codes

Plaza L6

513 = 2door Business Sedan
512 = 2door Sedan
510 = 4door Sedan
517 = Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P
518 = Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Plaza V8

612 = 2door Sedan
610 = 4door Sedan
617 = Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P
618 = Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Savoy L6

502 = 2door Sedan
500 = 4door Sedan

Savoy V8

602 = 2door Sedan
600 = 4door Sedan

Belvedere L6

702 = 2door Sedan
700 = 4door Sedan
703 = Hardtop Coupe
708 = Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Belvedere V8

802 = 2door Sedan
800 = 4door Sedan
803 = Hardtop Coupe
804 = Convertible Coupe
808 = Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P
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RDP
Posted 2020-07-30 2:52 PM (#601496 - in reply to #601493)
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frwl - 2020-07-30 8:07 PM


But I think this list is correct to the 1956 Plymouth model year, not a 1955…


You're right, it definitely 1956


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56D500boy
Posted 2020-07-30 3:27 PM (#601497 - in reply to #601493)
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Thanks Igor and Robert. I am going to start a separate thread on 56 Plymouths.

I'm not liking the 55 two-digit codes. Many of them don't jive with the info that I got off the invoice copies.

Also Not sure about the three digit 56 Plymouth codes. I only have on 56 Plymouth body tag for a Belvedere and its BT (body code is 866). See below.



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Powerflite
Posted 2020-07-30 8:56 PM (#601508 - in reply to #601490)
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I don't know what the 8 in front of the 2 digit code stands for. Maybe that is V8? But my V8 '56 Savoy 2dr sedan has body code 854. So the last two digits match up.
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frwl
Posted 2020-07-31 7:00 AM (#601519 - in reply to #601490)
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Dave: you don’t believe it! Look what I have found!
This is certainly not Mike Petersen book, but still something!!!





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Posted 2020-07-31 7:56 AM (#601521 - in reply to #601490)
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1955 Plymouth Order Codes (IN ORDER)

343 = Taxicab Package
346 = Silencing Package
349 = Trunk Side Trim Panels
351 = Solex Glass
352 = E. Z. Vision Group – 351, 463, 485, 492
375 = Arm Rests – Front
376 = Arm Rests – Front and Rear
379 = Sport Tone Exterior
381 = Air Foam Seat – Front
382 = Air Foam Seat – Front and Rear
398 = Radio
404 = Heater
405 = Heater and Defroster
411 = Accessory Group No. 1 – 474, 477, 483, 484, 486
412 = Accessory Group No. 2 – 411 and Glamour Rear Bumper Guards – Suburban only
421 = Transmission – 3 Speed Manual
422 = Transmission – 3 Speed Manual and Overdrive
423 = Transmission – 2 Speed Automatic Powerflite
443 = Full Dress Trim Package – Savoy and Belvedere Only – Exterior Visor Windshield Trim, Front Door Finish Trim, Lower Quarter Panel Medallion, Drip Molding Wide Trim (Code 445)
444 = Full Dress Trim Package – Belvedere Hardtop Coupe Only – Exterior Visor Windshield Trim, Drip Molding Wide Trim
445 = Drip Molding Wide Trim
463 = Two Speed Windshield Wipers
465 = Plastic Steering Wheel
471 = Power Steering
472 = Power Windows – Front
472 = Power Windows – Front and Rear
475 = Power Brakes
474 = Rain Shields
476 = Wheel Covers – Wire
477 = Wheel Covers
481 = Front Compartment Light
482 = Power Seat
483 = Cigar Lighter
484 = Directional Signals
485 = Back Up Lights
486 = Glove Box Lock
487 = Sun Visor – Right
491 = Electric Clock
492 = Windshield Washer
495 = Air Conditioner
496 = Oil Filter
497 = Power Pack V8
498 = Outside Rear View Mirror
513 = White Side Wall Tires
516 = Oversize Tires – Black
517 = Oversize Tires – White

No Code = Exterior Package Trim – Plaza Only – Front Fender Trim – Door Side Trim
No Code = Two Tone Paint
No Code = Undercoating

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56D500boy
Posted 2020-07-31 11:08 AM (#601533 - in reply to #601519)
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frwl - 2020-07-31 4:00 AM .
Dave: you don’t believe it! Look what I have found!
This is certainly not Mike Petersen book, but still something!!!


Great job!! On that basis, there must be something similar for the 56 Plymouths and 56 Dodges.

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frwl
Posted 2020-08-02 10:59 AM (#601592 - in reply to #601490)
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Some correction / guessing to New England Region Price List:
Non-coded exterior trim package for ’55 Plaza model (front fender and door side trim for $15.05) probably should has code 442 – by analogy with ’56 Plymouth code 422 that included same items…
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-08-03 3:05 PM (#601653 - in reply to #601493)
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Igor: Not sure where you got the body/model code numbers that you posted above but based on the logical progression that I found on the invoices for 55 Plymouth four door sedans, i.e. 15 = Plaza 6 4dr Sedan, 25 = Plaza 8 4dr sedan, 35 = Savoy 6 4dr sedan, 45 = Savoy 8 4dr sedan, 55 = Belvedere 6 4dr sedan and 65 = Belvedere 8 4dr sedan, I propose the following for the 1955 Plymouths:

Plaza L6

11 = 2door Business Sedan
14 = 2door Sedan
15 = 4door Sedan
17 = Deluxe Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P

Plaza V8

21 = 2door Business Sedan
24 = 2door Sedan
25 = 4door Sedan
27 = Deluxe Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P

Savoy L6

34 = 2door Sedan
35 = 4door Sedan
36 = 2door Hardtop
37 = Custom Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P
38 = Custom Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Savoy V8

44 = 2door Sedan
45 = 4door Sedan
46 = 2door Hardtop
47 = Custom Suburban 2door Station Wagon, 6P
48 = Custom Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P

Belvedere L6

54 = 2door Sedan
55 = 4door Sedan
56 = 2door Hardtop
58 = Sport Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P
59 = 4door Hardtop (not in 55?)

Belvedere V8

63 = Convertible (only with V8 engine)
64 = 2door Sedan
65 = 4door Sedan
66 = 2door Hardtop
68 = Sport Suburban 4door Station Wagon, 6P
69 = 4door Hardtop (not in 55?)
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westaus29
Posted 2020-08-07 8:43 AM (#601757 - in reply to #601490)
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According to Jim Benjaminson's definitive book Plymouth 1946-1959, for the 1955 body number, he first three digits indicate the body style, independent of engine size. His numbers are

300 - Plaza 4d
302 - Plaza Club Sedan
N/A - Plaza Business Coupe
N/A - Plaza 2d Suburban
N/A - Plaza 4d Suburban
110 - Savoy 4d
112 - Savoy Club Sedan
100 - Belvedere 4d
102 - Belvedere Club Sedan
103 - Belvedere 2d Hardtop
104 - Belvedere Convertible
106 - Belvedere 4d Suburban

My 55 Belvedere 4d Suburban does start with 106 so have no reason to disbelieve data

The body number is on a tag mounted on the firewall, engine side. It has body number and plant of origin only.

The 56 number system is similar but number order is different, Plaza numbers are 100+, Savoy 200+, Belvedere 300+, Fury 404

He says 58-59 not documented and 59 used a 2 digit code


Edited by westaus29 2020-08-07 8:49 AM
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