Works in Progress
1964 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon
Mark O'Malia writes:
Enclosed are a couple of pictures of my '64 Belvedere wagon which is
currently under restoration....
The car will be silver with blue interior.
The 318 poly is being replaced...
with a stroked 426 hemi with Indy heads,
connected to a 4 speed and a 3:54 Dana rear end.
We're hoping for around 600-650 horsepower.
The car should be ready for Carlisle, 2001!
Update November 25, 2000
Here are some updated pictures of my hemi-Belvedere wagon project. While the engine hasn't progressed much, as you can see the body is. The car just came out of the body shop and I've started to assemble the doors and exterior trim.
Update February 12, 2002
My 1964 hemi Belvedere station wagon will be drivable in the Spring of 2002, finally!!!!
Update December 31, 2005
Mark reports he sold the wagon in mid 2004.
Those old enough to remember will think back on the '63 and '64 era on the drag strips. The wagons were, for a time, faster than the sedans.
Given the tire technology of the time, there was more traction with the wagon, and better weight distribution too, I understand.
Of course, with current tire technology, WATCH OUT when you pop the clutch on your wagon! :-)
The crowd at Carlisle has a lt to look forward to viewing!
Keep up the good work and send a few updates as you get time and the project moves along.
RE 11/2000 Update: Wow, you are making great progress! :-)
RE 2/2002 Update: Looking good! Can't wait 'till Spring, eh?
RE 12/31/2006 Update: Off to a new home rolls the wagon.
>October 22, 2000; revised November 25, 2000; February 12, 2002; December 31, 2005