Subject to a full frame-off restoration, this 1965 Plymouth Belvedere Satellite Convertible has just over 53,000 original miles on the odometer. The Ruby paint is particularly striking but it’s the large 426 Street Wedge V8 that is going to really grab the attention.
Built on March 3, 1965 it comes from that exciting time when you could just walk into your local dealer, get the biggest engine that Dodge and Plymouth had to offer and have it squeezed into pretty much anything they produced.
There were two Satellite models in the Belvedere Series: the convertible you see here and a 2-door hardtop coupe. Both sat at the top of the Belvedere line-up.
Satellites were easily identified by the louvers on the rear fenders.
They also came with bucket seats, center console and Satellite specific ornamentation.
Under the hood is the 426 cubic inch Commando V8 engine with 4-barrel carburetor that produces 365 horsepower. Paired with a Torque-Flite automatic transmission it put another $537 on the base price. Satellites came standard with a 273 cubic inch V8 and 3-speed manual transmission.
Plymouth built just 1,860 Satellite Convertibles for the 1965 model year with just 21 of them in this configuration. The base price for one was $2,869.