Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Albany, NY & Sarpsborg, Norway
Every time I drive one of my other cars, it becomes my favorite for the day.. and today it was the '65 Plymouth Satellite - robust torsion bar suspension with sways front and rear, wider steel police-car rims, rock solid engine, strong and willing horsepower with a 2.76 highway rear diff, so it's a smooth easy cruiser right into the triple digits.. it just breezes over the interstate miles.
1965 was the introductory year for the Satellite, the premium "personal luxury" offering of Plymouth's mid-size Belvedere platform. Available only as 2-door hardtop or convertible. Standard was the 273cid V8, two-tone interior with bucket seats and center console.The Satellite was considered a sales success at over 23,000 delivered for the '65 model year. Ours was customer-ordered and richly optioned with AC, power windows, dash clock, retractable seat belts, tinted glass, courtesy light package (glove box, and trunk lights), exterior rearview mirror, vinyl top, bumper guards, 361cid Commando V8, and console shift TorqueFlite automatic... ordered in November 1964 at a sticker price of $3,975 - equal to a Mercedes of the day - the dealer discounted the final price by $100. We purchased it in 2006 intact and roadable, but faded and neglected. It came with original dealer order form, window sticker, and factory build sheet. Restoration took from 2007 to 2013. You might notice I leave some original parts with patina in place (small tear on driver's seat, some engine bay parts), it's just the way I like my restorations.
2007 Aston DB9, 1994 Alfa 164 LS, 1982 Alfa GTV6 Balocco SE, 1975 Maserati Bora, 1967 Plymouth Satellite convertible, 1965 Plymouth Satellite hardtop
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