COLLECTOR OWNED SUPER-STOCK INSPIRED BELVE, 383 V8, AUTO, PWR STEERING/BRAKES!!
'60s Chrysler products had a certain swagger to them that is hard to define. Cars like this 1965 Plymouth Belvedere look both brutal and graceful at the same time, like a hockey player moving impossibly smoothly across the ice only to knock an opponent unconscious with a single blow. Dressed like a mid-'60s Super Stock racer but still street friendly, this cool hardtop is sure to attract a lot of attention.
We'll agree that the two-tone paint scheme and race-style lettering isn't for everyone, but if you're manly enough to handle it, you'll find one heck of a nice Belvedere underneath. Repainted just last year, it definitely has a 1960s racer look that's pure nostalgia, right down to the metallic gold paint. The finish is really well done, with a nice shine, decent gaps, and no evidence that this car ever suffered a horrible fate in the rust belt; someone built this car because they loved it, not because it was cheap. The long, straight bodywork contrasts nicely with the almost delicate cantilevered roofline, which was a Chrysler trademark for most of the 1960s and works especially well here, offering a combat-ready look without losing its balanced proportions. Nice chrome, a big hood scoop, and custom lettering give it some sparkle to go with its swagger, and the rear end will look familiar to anyone who raced a car in the early '60s only to find the Chrysler guys were doing it better.
Two-tone upholstery gives this plain-Jane Belvedere a real upscale look inside and it's really very well done. Bench seats provide expansive room, and the seat covers are in such good shape that they have to be recently replaced. Matching door panels tie it all together and the carpets look virtually new and the darker gold and tan color combination helps keep it looking clean. The gauges cover all the major functions and it's all wrapped in a very period-perfect plastic and chrome dashboard with a set of auxiliary gauges underneath. The steering wheel remains in excellent condition and you'll be quite pleased to find that this isn't some stripped-down racer, not with A/C, power windows, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system. From behind the wheel, this feels like a comfortable stocker, which makes the illusion even more entertaining, because you don't have to give up comfort. And as you'd expect, the trunk is massive and nicely finished with a reproduction mat that goes quite nicely with the two-tone paint.
The engine is a smooth and torquey 383 cubic inch V8, which delivers big block torque yet remains smooth and easy to live with. It was dressed up to look like a 426 Max Wedge, complete with a pair of Edelbrocks up top, but underneath it's quite stock so it remains the same bulletproof soldier that it's always been. There's a big Griffin aluminum radiator up front, a set of long-tube headers for the exhaust, and with both power steering and power brakes, it remains eminently easy to handle. A durable 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission feeds the stock 8.75-inch rear end and the dual exhaust gives it a bit of a muscle car rumble that suits its personality. It's original underneath, but you'll be thrilled by how clean it looks, suggesting that it's always been in a warm climate. Flashy Radr wheels are a nice period look and carry fat 215/65/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Beautifully finished, this is an unusual, attractive, and fun Mopar that has loads of potential. Or just drive and enjoy as-is, reliving the simplicity of a bygone era. Either way, you'll have to get used to being the center of attention. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Factory Buildsheet
- Galen Govier Documentation
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