1954 Plymouth Explorer

Third Floor - History

The Plymouth Explorer was one in a series of cars that Chrysler collaborated with Italian coach builder, Ghia, on building. They were designed with the input of Virgil Exner who had a big hand in their Forward Look styling that debuted in 1955. It was lower and sleeker than any other Plymouth of the time, although it still retained– it was Plymouth through-and-through. It retained the flathead six-cylinder engine of its more prosaic stablemates.

Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum, gift of Margie and Robert E. Petersen