Chrysler intermediates are versatile, good looking, and great for road trips. There's ample room for you and three friends on a long haul or six in a pinch. This 1966 Plymouth Satellite is a great Mopar example with slick cosmetics, factory A/C, a time-capsule interior and a 361 V8 inch mill under the hood.
The deep, dark green paint is a faithful respray that was correctly applied several years ago, and it looks great on this Satellite. It's a clean body with even gaps and crisp lines, and the factory cantilevered roof line simply looks fantastic from any angle. The GTO got scoops and stripes, but the Satellite keeps it more subtle with a flat hood and not a lot of flash to attract unwanted attention. Paint quality is higher driver-quality, a little better than your average cruise night special, and since you don't see these very often, even the subtle color is sure to get a lot of attention. Both bumpers are very nice, the grille is sharp and the tail panel is finished exactly as it should be. A very nice vinyl top adds a touch of sophistication to this Mopar and the beautiful shiny trim that stretches along the tops of the fenders makes this car look long and low. Last but not least, the restorer NAILED the stance, because this car sits perfectly!
Inside, you're greeted with black bucket seats and a time-capsule interior that's the direct result of a vehicle with only 89,884 believed to be actual miles on the clock. Black vinyl buckets are the preferred interior in any muscle car, and the “Western Scroll” treatment given for the '66 Satellite provide a very dressed-up look. The original gauge bezels are in excellent condition, and are joined in the dash by a factory AM radio that remarkably still works. In the center of the dash and underneath you'll find a set of vents for the factory A/C system that's a fantastic option to a car built for road trips, and it's still pumping cold R12 air into the cabin. Plush black carpeting is on the floor along with embroidered floor mats that look great. There's a beautiful ornate factory center console between the buckets and with door panels that carry the same “Western Scroll” pattern as the seats, clean sill plates, bright armrest bases and more, it looks very polished indeed. In the spacious trunk you'll find a set of correct mats and room for a three-week road trip. Get packing!
All signs point to this being the original motor still in the car. The Commando 361 V8 under the hood is factory-rated at 265 horsepower and runs great. Other than the usual signs of maintenance, the engine has a virtually untouched look featuring a black snorkeled air cleaner, original valve covers, and original components everywhere you look. Factory HP exhaust manifolds pass on exhaust gasses, an original A/C compressor keeps you cool while a big radiator keeps engine temps under control. Power twists back through a stout Torqueflite 727 3-speed automatic transmission to the 8.75-inch axle out back, a combination that's been proven over the decades, and power steering moves the vehicle with relative ease. The exhaust may very well be original, which might be the car's biggest testament to originality, and the floors are solid and honest, albeit not dressed for show. Low-key blackwall radials wrap around Keystone slot mags and look amazing with the rest of the car's exterior.
This is the muscle car you want if you're into short weekend drives or longer highway cruises. It's very well-preserved, powerful, good looking, and ready to go. Call today!