50,000 mile original car Decoded by Galen Govier
Exterior: Ruby Red Metallic
Interior: Black Premium grade buckets seats with sports console
Convertible top: White
Convertible boot: White
Serial Number: R451229230
Engine: Original 426cid V-8 “Wedge” rated at 365hp
Rear end: 3:23 Sure Grip
Transmission: A727 TorqueFlite3/speed automatic
Production build date: March 3rd, 1965
- Chrysler Registry Fender Tag Decoding
- 3.23 Sure Grip rear
- Front heater
- AM Transaudio radio
- Correct tires and hubcaps, air cleaner, valve covers, etc.
- Power top
- Back up lights
If you wanted power for the street in 1965, your Plymouth dealer had it.
With the new Hemi raging on the racetracks, buyers could still get the largest-displacement engine offered
by any Detroit company in the form of the 426 Street Wedge.
This car is in a special category, as it was one of only 21 factory 426S Satellite convertibles built in 1965,
which would be the final year this engine was offered in the mid-size Chrysler lineup.
The body itself had been nicely restyled for a year Plymouth termed “The Roarin’ 65s!,” with mildly contoured
side panels topped with a pinched seam just below the door handle; seven small chrome ribs were added just
ahead of the tail lights, and the stamped grille was decisively separated via a red-white-blue center insert.
This car came off Plymouth’s Lynch Road Assembly Plant on March 3, 1965, and today it showcases a gorgeous frame-off restoration.
The Satellite was one position below the Sport Fury in terms of standard equipment, but this car is exceptionally optioned.
Take the engine: conservatively rated at 365 HP, this RB-block design features a 4-barrel carburetor, 10.3:1 compression, factory chrome
dress-up parts, dual exhaust and good bottom-end components resulting in excellent street manners.
Because of the upscale nature of this car, it came equipped with a floor-shifted A727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission and a highway-friendly
3.23:1 Sure Grip rear end. Perfect as a cruiser.
The exterior is covered in factory Ruby Metallic Red with a contrasting white convertible top; special touches include the centered 426 hood emblem,
wheel-opening trim and chrome rocker-panel moldings. Inside, the black interior hosts premium-grade bucket seats, a center console,
AM Transaudio radio, power top and pushbutton controls. The bias-ply white-stripe tires, spinner-design hubcaps, chrome air cleaner
and valve covers are on it, and this car was optioned with back-up lights.
This EXTREMELY low-production Mopar convertible creates a special prospect for the discerning buyer. (1 of 21 built)