Super-Sleepy in Sky Blue: 472 Hemi Cross-Ram 1966 Plymouth Belvedere
This 1966 Plymouth Belvedere (chassis RL21E65132151) is a factory V8 car that’s been transformed into a street/strip brawler courtesy of a cross-ram 472ci hemi, a beefed-up 727 TorqueFlite, coil-over front suspension conversion, and a CalTrac-equipped Dana 60 rear. Thanks to what’s described as a “rotisserie restoration,” the rest of the car looks great too, with soft sky-blue paint, sparkling chrome and trim, and a very snoozy two-tone interior. Unfortunately, no power numbers are given for the big, seriously impressive looking hemi, but it should absolutely be very stout, and the seller further notes that just 400 miles have been added to the odometer since the build was completed. Find it here on eBay in Elmer, New Jersey for $58,900 OBO.
While Road Runners and GTXs are neat, we dig these sleepier mid-sized offerings from the Plymouth Division too. Yes, the huge hood scoop will attract attention and detract from the overall sleeper vibe, but it’s a nice nod to Chrysler’s Super Stock dominance of the times, and besides, no one’s going to miss the hemi’s exhaust note anyway. Torq-Thrusts look great, and while we’d consider fitting some steelies on cheater slicks in back to mix it up occasionally, there really isn’t anything substantive we’d want to change here.
Paint finish, crisp looking sheetmetal, and shiny chrome are all definite pluses, and these fixed B-pillar two-door post sedans have always been equally well-suited to granny grocery-getter or drag strip-brawler duty.
The two-tone blue interior is just as nice as good looking as the outside of the car. It appears factory-correct, and except for a small auxiliary gauge hanging from under the dash, gives no indication of what’s going on under the hood. The column-shifter controls the beefy 3-speed automatic, and while there’s no word on the AM radio, who’s going to be listening to it anyway?
Nestled in a very nicely detailed engine bay is a 472ci hemi that inhales through dual four-barrels on a cross-ram intake and exhales through thermal coated headers; power numbers aren’t given but we bet they’re very strong. Backed by a built 727 3-speed automatic with a 3500 rpm stall converter, twist is passed to a Dana 60 rear fitted with 3.54 gears and suspended with CalTracs mono leafs and bars–hopefully posi too!
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October 13, 2018 at 01:22AM