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1965 Plymouth

Belvedere II

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Body Color
Engine Size
383 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

1965 Plymouth Belvedere II

1965 Plymouth Belvedere II

In 1963, the muscle car wars were raging and engine power was everything. In January of that year, the Beach Boys recorded “Shut Down” – a song about a drag race between a 1962 Super Stock 413 Dodge Max Wedge and a 1963 fuel-injected Corvette Stingray, and that pretty much summed up the action on American streets and strips for the era. Drag racing was the hot competition, and every American automaker wanted to win NHRA titles in the factory stock classes. No expense was too high to put muscle on the strip. That commitment led to some legendary low-production factory-built racing cars.

Starting out life as a mild-mannered slant 6, this Belvedere has had a healthy engine upgrade, and a factory matching respray, along with some other goodies thrown in for good measure, and pure tire burning excitement. Original interior with a matching seat recovered and I've taken the way back machine to 1965.

A 12 year old factory matching respray and clear coating is on straight steel panels with nicely minded gaps all around. Chrome and trim work is all good and re-chromed to the tune of $1,000 each on the bumpers! A chrome and white painted spear runs the gamut on the sides and presents itself at the belt line, and does a beautiful job of breaking up the medium blue steel slabs. A pristine front grille flanked by single headlights on either side and a P L Y M O U T H badge resting on the front of the hood. Take a close look at the side of this car as that B pillar is standing still but looking a lot like its moving forward as it forms a V from the rear glass and back window. Square taillights are on the back along with another rechromed bumper and there is enough room in the trunk to rent out as a 1-bedroom apartment! 14-inch Mopar road wheels are on all 4 corners and looking racy as well.

Nearly perfect two-tone blue door panels greet us with a swing of either door. A dark blue panel is on the uppers and lighter blue on the lower 2 thirds. Within this is a metal armrest with a medium blue vinyl padded topper, a lever door actuator not often seen, and a window crank. Inside more two-tone blue with dark blue tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters in lighter blue for the split front bench and solid rear bench. These match the original layout but have been recently recovered. The dash and all other panels are original to this machine. It presents as a curved in aluminum panel with a black insert for the rectangular design instrument cluster temp controls are push button and are on the drivers right along with the factory AM radio. A blue headliner in vinyl is above and shows slight soiling but remains tight, and blue carpeting is on the floors and looking great.

All clean and green under the hood in the restored engine bay now with a turquoise painted block and valve cover 383ci high performance engine which the consignor states was rebuilt in 2019. It has an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb on top under a shiny black air cleaner covering. An A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission on back. An 8-3/4 rear axle spins the tires. Very nice under this hood with no corrosion, and supple hoses and wires.

Bottoms up as they say and here we see rust free steel all painted black with some road dirt showing up, but structurally sound. A fairly heavy undercoating but all good and solid underneath that. Independent torsion bar front suspension and leaf springs on back along with power drum braking on all 4 corners. New old stock mufflers are now on and gleam against the black floor pans.

My cohort and I fought tooth and nail to drive this one and turns out we spent the better part of an hour going over this car and driving it. It played well with nice acceleration, quick bias free braking, and good handling. All functions were working as they should, and the interior presents as nearly showroom.

A beautifully performed restoration with some massive power under the hood in the form of a beefed 383ci V8. A really nice interior looking just like the original would have looked, and in snappy top tone blues. A not oft seen example gracing our hallowed halls here at Classic Auto Mall ripe for the picking.

3-Belvedere II
1-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
240165-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.