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The 1965 Plymouth Satellite in its debut year.

1965 Plymouth Satellite

In its debut year, the Plymouth Satellite was available as the top model in the Belvedere series, which coincidentally became its own model in 1965. The Satellite was offered as a hardtop or convertible and base models could be purchased for roughly $2,600 to $2,800. A standard 273 cu. in V8 engine and manual 3-speed transmission was available.

Additional standard equipment included front bucket seats, all vinyl bucket seats, deluxe wheel covers, color-keyed deep pile carpeting, right & left sun visors and automatic convertible top that is electrically operated.

 

1965 Plymouth Satellite Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
AR2-P R42 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe - 5P $2,612 3,250 lbs 23,341
AR2-P R45 2 Dr Convertible - 5P $2,827 3,325 lbs 1,860

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Overall Width Overall Height Tires
Belvedere Satellite 116 in 203.4 in 75.6 in 55.3 in 7.35 x 14

1965 Plymouth VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on driver's side front door hinge pillar

 
First - Model
B = Barracuda V8 5 = Fury 6-cylinder
1 = Barracuda 6-cylinder P = Fury V8
3 = Belvedere 6-cylinder R = Belvedere V8
Second Symbol - Series
1 = Valiant 100/Belvedere I/Fury I 6 = Fury II Station Wagon
2 = Fury II 7 = Valiant 200/Belvedere II Station Wagon
3 = Valiant 200/Belvedere II/Fury III 8 = Barracuda
4 = Valiant Signet/Satellite/Sport Fury 9 = Law Enforcement Special
5 = Valiant 100 Station Wagon/Belvedere I Station Wagon/ Fury I Station Wagon 0 = Fleet Car
Third Symbol - Model Year
5 = 1965
Fourth Symbol - Assembly Plant
1 - Detroit, MI. 6 - Newark, NJ.
2 - Hammtramck, MI 7 - St. Louis, MO.
5 - Los Angeles, CA.  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence Number
Sequence numbers for each factory

 

1965 Plymouth Engines

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Compression Ratio Carburetor
A-170 6-170 101 - - 1 BC
A-225 6-225 145 215 8.4 to 1 1 BC
A-273 8-273 180 260 8.8 to 1 2 BC
A-318 8-318 230 340 9.0 to 1 2 BC
A-361 8-361 265 380 9.0 to 1 2 BC
A-383 8-383 330 425 10.0 to 1 4 BC
A-426 8-426 365 470 10.3 to 1 4 BC

 

 

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