1963 Plymouth Belvedere Coupe
1963 Plymouth Belvedere Coupe
Italian: habitational name from any of numerous places called Belvedere, from bello 'beautiful' + vedere 'to see', 'to look at', for example Belvedere Marittimo in Cosenza and Belvedere di Spinello in Catanzaro. In some instances, the surname may have arisen from a nickname with the same meaning.
For consignment a “Hot Wheels “version of the '63 Belvedere. With a very nice interior, a dull finish exterior with some areas of primer showing, an adorning of chrome that is very nice, and an unrestored engine, this car may have been a work in progress? WYSIWYG.
Bathed in a dull Metallic Green which is dulled (possibly matte finish) some areas of dirt, and inclusions appear, as well as a few spots of recent primer sanded in. Panels are fairly straight, gaps are good, and it appears to have all the original badging, chrome and embellishments it had from the factory, and appearing in good condition. On the corners are American Racing 5 spoke “mag” style polished wheels, with large rear tires and smaller front tires, hence the “Hot Wheels” reference earlier.
A front split bench, and a rear bench, are dressed up in gray tuck and roll textured vinyl inserts with mint green vinyl bolsters. Some slight wear is noted on the driver's side with a tear on the lower back at the hinge for the back. The back seat appears like new. Door panels are very nice and restored to original configuration. Swinging forward to the dash we see a driver's panel that contains the essential gauges in the iconic Plymouth Western Style type font with black backgrounds and white lettering/numbering. On the left flank of this panel is a series of pushbuttons for the transmission. On the right is your airflow/heating/cooling buttons. Several knobs are within reach of the driver and are below this interesting '60's style dash. Moving towards the passenger side a sloping dash continues with an AM radio, and large speaker, ending with a glove compartment. Headliner is very nice, sun visors appear to be original, and carpeting in green is nearly new looking with virtually no marks on it as it floods the floor.
An original appearing 318ci V8 with its single 2-barrel carburetor on top, shows plenty of surface rust, patina, and corrosion. Some new hoses have been put on, and the original air cleaner is on top showing in the same condition as the engine. Attached to the back is a A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic, which as noted is actuated by the push buttons on the dash, just like the Jetsons when they ordered their dinner!
Fairly clean with some surface rust, although it appears to have been restored since the car was born. Frame is solid and underneath the doors there is no rust. Independent front suspension, a leaf spring rear with traction bars affixed, an 8.75 rear, and drum brakes on all wheels can be seen from underneath.
An interesting mix of restored and original, all there, just some areas need cosmetic attention, which is why I'm believed to suggest it was in the middle of a restoration. This car starts quickly and runs smoothly. Come to Classic Auto Mall and check out this “beautiful view”.
3-Plymouth 8 Cylinder
1-Lynch Rd MI Assy Plant
246321-Sequential Unit Number
B-2=Torqueflite Automatic V8
H-S=Heater With Defrost
SO-0722=July 22 1963 Build Date
Number-0231=Shipping Order #
BDY-321=Plymouth Belvedere V8
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