This 1965 Plymouth Satellite has the right combination of originality, upgrades, and attitude that makes mid-60s Mopars so special. From the handsome styling to the unique interior, to the big 440 V8 you control with four-on-the-floor, this neat hardtop is a seldom-seen Plymouth that delivers performance and big car comfort in one sleek package.
The sleek black seen here is a later professional respray of the factory-correct color. So the first impression is glossy, correct, and a bit .....
mean. The nice luster is ideal for highlighting this Plymouth's crisp lines. Plus, there's an added attraction that comes from the well-defined panels. The doors open and close with authority, and everything lines up rather well. Just as crucial to highlighting this Mopar is the brightwork, which is all present and quite nice. It helps feature the extra-wide front end, angular hardtop, and shows off the grille that was exclusive to this first-year Satellite. This has such a period-correct look that they even updated the wheel package with vintage American Racing Torq Thrust wheels. So the overall impression is a car where they made some nice investments that also keep the feeling of an old-school speed machine.
The trim tag and build sheet copy all show that this was a factory black exterior and a factory black interior, and that kind of midnight style is right for both a powerful car and a premium Satellite trim level. The dash, door panels, headliner, carpeting, and intricate center console all look clean and correct. The seats look particularly nice with the intricate inserts that even include the Plymouth logo. Even the little details are nice, like the working C-pillar lights, clean glass, classic trunk mat, and working AM radio. The steering wheel has a nice black and chrome look, and it gives you a clear view of the clean factory gauge package. It's the kind of overall presentation where you can tell they made a real investment here just so you could roll down all the windows on this hardtop and show off the interior with pride.
This was at the dawn of the muscle car era, and so the 426 callout in the air grabber in the engine bay is very important. And while this all looks stock and clean, this is hiding a big secret. The motor is actually a larger and later 440 cubic-inch V8. It's a nicely built package that inhales deeper with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power as Hedman headers feed the H-pipe dual exhaust. It's a serious motor, and so while it's currently set up to be a good cruiser, we bet it would just take a little weekend tinkering for anyone who wanted to turn this into a quarter-mile king. And no matter how you choose to enjoy this V8 Mopar, the control of the four-speed manual transmission is ideal. Add in power steering, power brakes, and wide BF Goodrich T/As, and this has quite a solid and easy feeling going down the road.
The sale comes with the owner's manual and a reproduction buildsheet. So when you combine the vintage looks, full dark style, and 440 power, you know this is a great deal that won't stick around here for long. Call today!!!