1966 Plymouth Belvedere
Coupe Car for sale in Cary, North Carolina 27519
Cary, NC 27519
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Model: Belvedere 2
Body: B-Body 2 Door Hardtop
Transmission: A-727 (Automatic)
Paint: Chrysler Viper Red
I started the restoration project in the summer of 2007. The body was completely stripped and taken down to bare metal. The body was media blasted to remove all rust and new floor panels and a new trunk panel were installed due to the poor condition of the originals. The front and rear quarter panels were in good shape and are original. I replaced the hood with a 1967 GTX hood that had factory louvers. I also removed the side and trunk panel moldings and filled in the body holes to give the car a cleaner and smoother look. The body was garaged and put back together over the next 4 years using a combination of original, OEM, and aftermarket parts. I have a detailed list of new parts and components that were purchased for the restoration (parts alone exceed $10,000). The original engine was a 361 according to the VIN number, but the car had a installed 383 when I purchased it. The engine was completely torn down to the bare block and then rebuilt. The block was dipped, line honed, zeroed, and bored .030 over. I kept the stock heads, but had them milled .025. The crank (original) was cleaned and balanced. The engine was then put back together with all new components (rods, lifters, pistons, rockers, bolts, etc.). A Comp cams XE268H cam and Edelbrock Performer Dual Plane manifold were installed and I replaced the factory headers with TTI Performance Headers and installed a new exhaust system. I converted the ignition to electronic using the mopar performance conversion kit and the engine is dressed with Mopar Performance equipment (Air Cleaner, Valve Covers, etc). The transmission was disassembled and rebuilt and a new Torque converter was installed. I have a detailed list of engine and engine compartment restoration parts that I can provide. The interior of the car is partially original and partially restored. I was able to keep the original dash and steering wheel, as well as a few other parts. However, the car has new carpet, new headliner, all new wiring, new door panels, scuff plates, and several other new replacement parts where the old parts were worn and needed to be replaced. The bulk of the interior parts, wiring harnesses, and upholstery fabrics were sourced through Year One.
The restoration was finished in the fall of 2011 and the car has been garage kept and only driven a couple hundred miles per year since then. I only take the car out approximately one weekend a month during the fall and spring seasons when the weather is nice (no rain). I drive it to cruise-ins and car shows and occasionally for a Sunday drive around town. I’ve only entered the car into one car show and it won Best Mopar (I have the trophy that I can include).
I have several pictures of the car prior to restoration, during restoration, and after restoration. I have detailed parts lists for the restoration and can provide answers to questions for serious inquiries.
Classic Car ID101189266
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