The Plymouth Belvedere was first produced in 1951 through 1970. Built in response to the Chevy Bel Air, the new Belvedere was as a two-door pillar-less hardtop. The Belvedere remained part of the Cranbrook series line-up through 1953 and in 1954 the Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top-line offering and was now a separate model with options for buyers that now included a convertible, two-door station wagon, four-door sedan, or the Sport Coupe. The Belvedere remained as Plymouth's mid-priced full-size model through 1964, and in 1965 the Belvedere name was applied to Plymouth's new mid-size model. Belvedere-based models included the higher trimmed Satellite, muscle car GTX and budget muscle car Road Runner. The Belvedere name continued through 1970 after which all midsize models took the Satellite name.