1965 Plymouth Belvedere 440 automatic
Not enough storage space, this rare beast needs a new home.
1965 Belvedere 2 door coupe, originally a 383 column auto car, this has been moved towards a super-stock specification with a hi-po motor, race-spec floor-shifted
trans, performance ratio back axle, lightweight van seats and battery in trunk . Don't get me wrong nobody is going to be fooled that this is an actual super-stock or
even a true clone of one. I would however say that it is a good performance/lookalike. Given that the 65 Belvederes were lighter than the later Roadrunners this car
can, if nothing else, be considered a true street bruiser.
Body is in good condition, panels are free from dings and ripples and paint is good. Trunk is good. Chrome is Ok. Interior is ok but the weakest area, could really
do with a fresh carpet unless you just want it as a racer.
Engine compartment. What you see is what you get unless you want to reduce the price. Hi-po 440. Doesn't blow, doesn't drip. Holley 850 double pumper on
an Edelbrock Torker, MSD 6, hemi fuel pump. The best balance job I have seen on a muscle spec big block, you can balance a coin on the air filter at idle.
B&M upgraded A-727 trans. About $11000 in the drivetrain. Drum brakes all round, renewed 3 years ago. Loads of torque into an 8 3/4" 4.3 back axle.
Speedo currently disconnected since it tends to snap the cable, all other gauges work, as does the radio.
Cover car and given a 5 page feature in the June 04 issue of Street Machine/ACW, email if you want a scan of this or any of the images at 2500x1900 (1.6Mb ea).
Currently on soft low tread racing tyres, will be returned to normal radials.
I have had fun driving this car for 2 years with absolutely no problems on the road or track, but I'd suggest that it is not best suited either to the inept or faint hearted
and if you intend to drive like an idiot then I reckon this car has sufficient power to show you up for what you are. Of course under the proper conditions all you have
to do is put your foot down and hang on, objects in the rear view mirror will be considerably further away than they were a moment ago.
These cars are quite rare both in the USA and europe, I have heard of only one other '65 Belvedere in the UK.
Price now reduced to £11,950 so I hope you can give it a new home. (Needs must, sadly sold for a pittance Sept '09)
If you have been following Mopar pricing you will know that all muscle era cars are appreciating (a select few categories having gone statospheric already).
If you put in the effort to track down the pieces to create a true Max-wedge (or simple to source Hemi) clone you could make a tidy profit. If you want a
cheaper car it can be sold as the rolling chassis, just ripe for a Hemi crate motor and A990 glory.
UK registration, can be shipped to Portsmouth or St. Malo.
And here's a shot from someone who knows how to drive a camera (acknowledgment and thanks to Mike Key)