Mopar of the Month: November, 2000
1965 Plymouth Belvedere I
Its a factory 383 4 speed car. I bought it from a 76 year old man here in town. It was his daily driver, he even gave me a set of 14 inch snow tires he used in the winters. He bought the car in 1965. It has 59,000 on it.
The paint was pretty good, but it had some bad spots on it so I had it repainted 3 years ago.
I have Protrack 10" tires on the back with Cragar SS 8" wheels on the back, and 4" on the front. It has a 391 Sure Grip.
The 383 has been bored 30, with a 509 purple cam; the engine has a 750 Holley on top of a Edelbrock Performer RPM. MSD Ignition, Headman Headers, Taylor wires accompany the engine's stock closed chamber heads.
The interior holds a bench seat, has VDO tach, Auto Meter gauges and a factory AM radio with rear speaker reverb: sounds good if you can find a station!!! (I put a stereo in the glove box, with the speakers under the seat. My girl friend likes it when there's a lot of bass..HA!)
The car has been to Columbus Classic two times, and the Nats. in Columbus one time, last year. I drove it there from Shelbyville, Indiana, about a 31/2 drive, with the 391s.
You have a great site, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
July 26, 2000
Update: October, 2000
I have made some changes since July. I put 2 Edelbrock 600 on the car, but they will be coming off soon. They just don't make a good dual quad intake for a 383; (this is an old Offy that's on it). The car runs much better, and with a lot more torque with the single Edelbrock RPM intake.
It looks good with the two fours, but I would rather have the performance!
The little knob on the left side of the gauges is my factory reverb switch.
P.S. -- I just got back from a car show, and my '65 took first place in the MOPAR category!
And 3 of the cars that were there were magazine cars: '70 T/A, '70 R/T Charger,and a '70, 340 Dart...
Your Plymouth certainly is a great Mopar. The man you bought it from would be very proud as you continue to appreciate the beauty and power of a 1965 Plymouth B Body!
And thanks for the good web site review. Mopar guys like you are one key reason I keep this web site rolling along! :-)
RE Update: Congratulations on the First Place Mopar trophy! Those '70 Mopars are okay, but no match for the style and power of your 1965.
Yes, I admit I am biased toward the 1965. :-)
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