Black · 8 Cylinder
For Sale: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere I, 2 door post car, only 4,718 produced, last year for the 2 door sedan B-Body. Plymouth produced 34,550 2 door Belvedere II’s in this year, however, this is the more rare Belvedere I. The description below will give you lots of information but please view the test drive video I made for it by clicking on this link - test drive video. In this video, I take you on a drive so you can hear the motor and get the feel of it, I also walk around the car.
I bought this car in 1992 when I was 19 years of age and have finally decided to let it go and let someone else enjoy it for a while. For the past 24 years, I’ve mainly kept it garaged and used it simply as a car for cruising on seldom occasion. Also through the years, I have performed a considerable amount of repairs and restorations. Since I’ve had the car so long, I can offer what I believe is the full story behind it.
I believe there were only 3 owners prior to myself, two of the owners had the car for the years between 1967 and 1991. In 1991, it was sold to the gentleman I bought it from who only had it for approximately a year and a half. During the time he had it, he swapped out the original 6 cylinder motor and drivetrain with the 1972 Dodge Charger 440 powerplant and drive train that it has in it today including a 727 torqueflite transmission. The “K” member was also switched for the extra weight and a correct fit of the big block. Since 1992, I’ve done a myriad of tasks including the following:
1992, 727 torqueflite transmission overhaul with stage two shift kit installed. Shifts and operates incredibly well. I kept up on maintenance and trans oil changes. I’m estimating about 27, 000 miles on the rebuild. (I have receipts)
1994, Complete engine overhaul with a .040 over bore. New pistons, valves, rings, bearings ,seals, machining etc. I’m estimating about 25,000 miles on the rebuilt motor since 1994. Many years, I rarely drove it at all. To date it runs like an absolute dream. (I have receipts)
1994, I switched the original Alpine White paint with black. I kept the blue interior and reupholstered the seats to similar to original.
During that time also performed - New front end – control arm bushings, strut rod bushings, new idler arm, shocks; Replaced grill and headlight bezels. Later added tubular, coated exhaust manifolds.
In the last year and a half, the following items have been done including but not limited to:
Brakes overhaul - new lines, wheel cylinders 4 wheel drums/shoes/hardware, restored parking brake system; Rear suspension – replaced leaf springs and bushings; Motor – replaced freeze plugs with brass, repainted Chrysler orange, added polished aluminum Edelbrock torque 2 intake manifold, added new Edelbrock carburetor, added new Mopar Performance cast alum. valve covers, replaced fuel pump, replaced battery/battery tray, alternator, regulator, coil, plugs, wires, Replaced point/rotor distributor assembly with electronic ignition; Cooling system – new hoses, new reservoir, new water pump and thermostat; Fuel system – new lines, complete gas tank restoration with coating, new sending unit, gaskets and filler tube. Front bumper – straightened and re-chromed. Headliner and carpet replaced brand new in October 2016.
Overall, it’s a very solid vehicle. I’m not hiding anything, so I will point out that there is some rust in the trunk and I do recall replacing a small portion of sheet metal in the front passenger floor pan when I first bought it. Other than that, it is incredibly rust free, I did no body work when I painted it, all of the fenders, rocker panels etc. are extremely solid. It has never been in an accident. Also, extra parts, I have the original intake manifold and exhaust headers to the 440, a brand new glove compartment and the original antenna. I also have the original owner’s manual for some classic bedtime reading.
As it stands, it runs and drives absolutely incredible especially with the electronic ignition and recent fine tuning, new plugs, wires, carb adjustments etc. It’s a lot of fun to cruise around and check out the scenery.