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Monday, July 27, 2009

1964 Plymouth Belvedere 383 Magnum - For Sale (Click Here)


1964 Collector Car For Sale —A great year for cool cars. Ford built Thunderbolts, A/FX cars were starting the funny car revolution, Pontiac's GTO came to market and many other awesome machines hit the streets. Particularly proud was Plymouth—not only were their Max Wedge cars complete terrors on the street and strip, Richard Petty led a 1-2-3 finish with the new Hemi at Daytona. Their weapon of choice was the Belvedere: It was large enough to hold the big motors but carried less trim than the Fury above it. Take a look at this guy here—tough, no nonsense exterior, businesslike yet comfortable interior, a big block bolted to a four speed under the hood and the oh-so-right stance with those American Racing wheels—and tell us it doesn't just scream out to you!

Slide inside and make yourself comfortable. That's a new Legendary seat cover you're sitting on, benefiting from some new padding underneath. Grab onto the Grant wheel and check out the dash—no frills, sure, but everything from the vintage Sun tach to the Stewart Warner gauge pod underneath is as retro cool as it is functional. The dash frame was re-sprayed in gloss black while the gauge cluster surrounds were restored to new. New chrome armrest bases and window cranks take their places on the new door panels, new pedal pads accent the new carpeting and there's a new headliner up top. Auto Custom Carpet embroidered floor mats keep the floor as clean as the uncluttered view out the windshield. There’s a Jensen radio in the factory hole for modern tunes with no cutting. The Hurst shifter looks great sticking out of the floor and is light years better than the Inland units Chrysler used in '64!

The exterior sets the tone more for what's not there than for what's shown. There are no gaudy stripes, no million dollar chameleon paint job and no 20 inch chrome rims. The car doesn't need it: Its crisp white paint, clean trim and timeless wheels do all the talking the car needs. Start up front at the re-chromed bumper and restored grille, move down the straight sides, clean sheet-metal and clean glass to the re-chromed rear bumper and clean original taillights. American Racing Torq Thrusts (15x6 up front, 15x7 in the back) hold vintage look bias ply tires (F78/14 front and beefy L60/15 rear) and there's a pair of old school slapper bars peeking out from underneath, but that's it. The car's just clean!

The solid chassis makes for a stable platform for the power up front. Clean sheet-metal from front to back is well coated in white paint on this rotisserie restoration. Of course, all of the brake and fuel components were changed out in the name of safety, and new lines for both run fore and aft. The dual exhaust system was in perfect working order but didn't have the punch the car deserved, so we threw on a set of Summit Racing chambered mufflers. Even white cars have to sound tough when they're this good looking!

Splatter paint in the trunk makes for a nice and clean compartment for the jack and spare. Another cool treat is inside: That's a '64 Hemi Super Stock style hood scoop which was painted with the same batch of paint the car wears. If you're not into subtlety with your Belvederes we'll throw it on—it's up to you!

383 Cubic inches of bright orange Mopar big block resides under hood. Up top is a new Mopar Performance '68-69 style air cleaner for an OEM look. There's an Edelbrock AFB carb underneath, bolted to an Edelbrock Performer manifold. Chrome valve covers add flash, and the fender mounted Blue Streak coil is a 60's touch, but there's some nice upgrades in here too. You'll notice the dual field alternator with matching Mopar voltage regulator on the firewall while a closer examination reveals a new wiring harness. Mopar’s electronic ignition (with ECU hidden in the dash) lights the fires through new wires while a high flow water pump and a re-cored, correct 22” radiator keep temps under control. An Antique Auto Battery group 24 green cap battery and an updated dual field alternator setup provides more than enough power; HP exhaust manifolds efficiently pass down combustion gasses. New belts, hoses and fluids means trouble free motoring to your favorite hangout spot or a cross country run!

Subdued, when it’s this cool, is a great way to finish off a car. With its low key color combination, big 383 and four speed underneath and the stance and retro look this is a killer cruiser with attitude to spare!

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