1966 Plymouth Belvedere75,000-90,000 USD - Estimate

1966 Plymouth Belvedere Satellite

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Open Roads, Fall event, 11 - 20 November 2020.
Estimate:
$75,000 - $90,000


One of just 503 four-speed Belvedere Satellite Hemis built for 1966
Equipped with the vaunted 425-hp 426 cu. in. ‘Street’ Hemi
Finished in black over a black vinyl interior
Top-of-the-line Satellite two-door hardtop model

Plymouth’s smartly styled B-body intermediates were all-new for 1966–and arguably the most attractive cars from Plymouth to date. Plymouth described them as “New style and new performance in a large economy size;” a bit of an understatement, especially when equipped with the newly available 426 “Street” Hemi. Factory-rated at 425 horsepower, the $907.60 option included what was essentially a detuned race engine with a 10.25:1 compression ratio, stiffer torsion bars and rear springs, metallic brake linings, and Goodyear Blue Streak tires. Mandatory items included the heavy-duty Torqueflite automatic or four-speed manual transmission.

Car and Driver tested an early Hemi Satellite and recorded a 13.8-second quarter-mile time at 104 mph along with a top speed of 130 mph. 60 mph arrived in a mere 5.3 seconds. This was staggering performance for the time—and it was available for purchase at your local Chrysler-Plymouth dealer.

Said to have been subject to a complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration, this black over black Satellite is fitted with period-correct red stripe tires. It is described by the consigner as “looking better than it did coming off the showroom floor in 1966.” He further adds, that the “underside is so clean you could eat off it” and that the interior as is fantastic as the exterior. He states that the new owner will be amazed by the car, as “the detail never ends.”

One of 503 four-speed-equipped Satellite two-door hardtop coupes built for 1966, it is representative of the top-of-the-line Mopar B-body with additional exterior brightwork, and the Western scroll motif vinyl bucket seat interior replete with factory AM radio and center console. Included in the sale is a jack, owner’s manual, shop manual, and 1966 model year brochure. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0620.

Reference Number 632526

as of 11/23/2020

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RM Sotheby’s - Open Roads (Fall)  Contact  Location
Hershey Lodge West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive  Phone  +1 519-352-4575  City  Hershey
Hershey, PA 17033  Fax  +1 519-351-1337  State  Pennsylvania
United States  Mobile    Country  United States United States
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Car 1966 Plymouth Belvedere
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