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1966 Plymouth Belvedere
1966 Plymouth Beleveder 2 door Hardtop

1966 Plymouth Belvedere

The Belvedere received some new styling changes in 1966 giving it a more square angular look.  Rich choices of color combinations were available including 17 solid colors and 18 optional 2-tone combinations. 

The Belvedere I was offered as the base model for 1966 and like the entire Belvedere line it offers roominess and economy, especially with the standard 225-cid 6 cylinder engine driven by a 3-speed manual transmission. 

Belvedere II had 10 distinctive models to choose from powered by the standard 225-cid 6 cylinder or the optional Commando 383-cid V8.  Standard features included front and rear seat belts as well as a padded instrument panel.

Top of the Belvedere line-up was the Satellite equipped with the 273-cid V8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission and came in either a 2 door Hardtop or Convertible.  Standard equipment included front bucket seats, padded instrument panel, front and rear seat belts, console lights, cushy deep-pile carpeting and Chrysler Corporation alternator.  Three optional Commando V8 engines were available along with a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic or 4 on the floor manual transmission. 

The legendary Plymouth Street Hemi engine was introduced for the first time in 1966. Out of the total produced, a total of 2,729 were installed in both Plymouths and Dodges.  The Hemi engine was installed in a total of 136 Belvedere I two-door sedans, 531 Belvedere II hardtops, 10 Belvedere II convertibles, 817 Belvedere Satellite hardtops and 27 in Belvedere Satellite convertibles.

1966 Plymouth Belvedere Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price
Shipping Weight
Total Production
Belvedere I Series
BR1/2-L RL41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,315/$2,409 3,040/3,210 lbs 31,063
BR1/2-L RL21 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,277/$2,371 3,015/3,175 lbs 9,381
BR1/2-L RL45 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,605/$2,699 3,470/3,575 lbs 8,200
Belvedere II Series
BR1/2-H RH41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,405/$2,499 3,035/3,195 lbs 49,911
BR1/2-H RH23 2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $2,430/$2,524 3,040/3,205 lbs 36,644
BR1/2-H RH27 2 dr Convertible - 6P $2,644/$2,738 3,115/3,285 lbs 2,502
BR1/2-H RH46 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P $2,804/$2,989 3,565/3,670 lbs 8,667
BR1/2-H RH45 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,695/$2,789 3,465/3,585 lbs 4,726
Belvedere Satellite Series
BR2-P RP23 2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 5P $2,695 3,255 lbs 35,399
BR2-P RP27 2 dr Convertible - 5P $2,910 3,320 lbs 2,759

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Belevedere 116 in 200.5 in 75.5 in 59.5 in 58.5 in

6.95 x 14 (6-cyl)
7.35 x 14 (V8)

Station Wagon 117 in 207.1 in 75.5 in 59.5 in 58.5 in Same as above
9P Station Wagon 117 in 208.1 in 75.5 in 59.5 in 58.5 in 8.25 x 14

 

1966 Plymouth VIN Numbers

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

 
First - Model
B = Barracuda P = Fury
R = Belvedere/Satellite V = Valiant
Second Symbol - Series
L - Valiant 100 / Belvedere I / Fury I H - Signet / Valiant 200 / Belvedere II / Fury III
M - Fury II P - Barracuda / Satellite / Sport Fury
K - Police T - Taxicab
S - VIP  
Third and Fourth Symbol - Body Style
21 - 2 door Sedan 41 - 4 door Sedan
23 - 2 door Hardtop Coupe 43 - 4 door Hardtop Sedan
27 - 2 door Convertible 45 - 4 door Station Wagon - 6 passenger
29 - 2 door Sport Hardtop 46 - 4 door Station Wagon - 9 passenger
Fifth Symbol - Engine Type
A - 170 Six-Cylinder F - 361 V8
B - 225 Six-Cylinder G - 383 V8
C - Special Order Six-Cylinder H - 426 "Street Hemi" V8
D - 273 V8 J - 440 V8
E - 318 V8 K - Special Order V8
Sixth Symbol - Model Year
6 = 1966
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
1 - Detroit, MI. 6 - Newark, NJ.
2 - Hammtramck, MI 7 - St. Louis, MO.
4 - Belvedere, IL. 9 - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
5 - Los Angeles, CA.  
Remaining Symbols - Production Sequence Number
Sequence numbers for each factory

 

1966 Plymouth Belvedere Engines

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Compression Ratio Carburetor
B 6-225 145 215 8.4 to 1 1 BC
D 8-273 180 260 8.8 to 1 2 BC
E 8-318 230 340 9.0 to 1 2 BC
F 8-361 265 380 9.0 to 1 2 BC
G 8-383 325 425 10.0 to 1 4 BC
H 8-426 425 490 10.25 to 1 4 BC

 

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