Some cars need racing seats to keep driver and passenger in place. This ’65 Plymouth Belvedere uses bench seats and the force of a sub-13 second quarter mile. There’s nothing that makes sense about mid-sixties Mopars. Dressed down without decals or chrome or it’s often hard to tell if the cars are packing massive cubic inches or Grandma and groceries. In this case it’s cubic inches as the Belvedere has recently benefitted from the addition of a massive 413ci Max Wedge engine. The car itself was an original west coast Plymouth and, as such, enjoyed a rust free existence. Once bought by the restorer, the car was disassembled, dechromed, restored in black with a crème leather interior, and updated with upgraded suspension, front disc brakes and highway gearing. Photos show the car to be well presented with a thoroughly detailed engine compartment, straight bodywork and, perhaps most impressively, a fantastic leather interior modeled on the original. Here then, is a car that remains true to the spirit of mid-sixties Mopars with it’s huge power and subdued styling but also adds subtle safety and comfort features. Find the Plymouth for sale here on eBay in Great Neck, New York with the reserve not yet met at $7,100.
Bench Seat Bruiser – 1965 Plymouth Belvedere
July 16, 2012 by 1 Comment