With a healthy, almost cult-like following, Chrysler intermediate muscle cars are versatile, good looking, and great for road trips. There's room for you and three friends on a long haul or six in a pinch. This 1967 Plymouth Satellite is a great example of these somewhat overlooked Mopars, with a slick color combination, A/C, a comfortable interior and a strong-running 360 cubic inch mill under the hood.
The deep, modern Dark Blue paint has a perfect amount of metallic in the mix, 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, although the white vinyl top provides great contrast to the blue finish and gives this muscle car an upscale feel. Paint quality is very nice, not perfect but better than your average cruise night special, and since you don't see these very often, the white-on-blue color combo is sure to get a lot of attention. 1967 was the final year run for the 1st generation Satellite and it featured a few exterior trim changes from the prior years, including a new grille with integrated side-by-side headlights, a redesigned trunk panel and taillights, and horizontal aluminum trim at the lower body crease. Both bumpers are in good shape, and even though the remaining brightwork and trim shows a few signs of age here and there, it still shines up nicely against the two-tone finish. Oversized exhaust tips poke out from under the rear bumper and that aforementioned profile trim on the lower body makes this car look long and low... Last but not least, the restorer NAILED the stance, because this car sits perfectly with a slightly aggressive rake.
Inside, you're greeted with bucket seats and factory-correct parts everywhere you look. The light-blue vinyl buckets are a welcome change from all the plain old black interiors, and gives the Satellite a very dressed-up look, particularly with the floral-like scroll down in the center of the seats. The original gauges were swapped out in favor of a custom bezel filled with white-faced Equus units, and are joined in the dash by a factory AM radio that's also been supplanted by a modern AM/FM/CD head unit neatly installed underneath. Joining it underneath the dash you'll also find a set of vents for an aftermarket R134a A/C system that's a fantastic addition to a car built for long road trips. Plush black carpeting is on the floor along with protective floor mats that look great. There's factory center console between the buckets and with factory door panels, a three-spoke steering wheel, and a practically untouched rear seat, it looks very polished and comfortable indeed. In the trunk you'll find spatter paint on the solid panels, a full-size spare tire and jack set, and room for a three-week road trip. Get packing!
The original motor this Satellite was born with is long gone, but a strong running 360 cubic inch V8 has taken its place and it is more than capable of the task of scooting this Mopar all around town. Topped with a performance aluminum intake and a Demon 4-barrel carburetor, it cackles the way only a small block can. It's eager to rev, too, so throttle response is instantaneous and it looks pretty darned tough with those finned Mopar Performance valve covers and a matching air cleaner. Long-tube headers bolster its torque curve and with Magnaflow mufflers, it definitely has a deep bark that'll get some respect on the street. Chrysler's 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic is one of the better gearboxes of the era, giving up little to its manually-shifted cousins, and there are reasonable gears in the 8.75-inch rear end which are the ideal combination of acceleration and comfortable cruising. Classic Mopar Mag wheels are a traditional '60s performance look and carry 225/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials all around.
This is the car you want if you're into driving for ice cream or until a full tank of gas disappears down your favorite highway. It's well built, powerful, good looking, and ready to go. Call today!