Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Big car, big engine, big fun. Big winner too! The full-size Plymouth was successful in drag racing, and also won first, second, and third place at the 1964 Daytona race with Richard Petty driving one of the cars. We don't think you will be bump drafting anyone in this sweet ride, but you might feel like Richard Petty driving it.
Black and chrome is a timeless combination and looks great when it's done right. You can tell that a lot of preparation went into this car before they sprayed one drop of the factory correct black paint on it, because it looks fantastic! As you approach this car from the side, or see it rolling down the boulevard, the first thing you may notice is the sinister rake to the chassis. You can tell it means business. A slash of chrome starts at the front and follows the line of the car straight back. Nicely polished stainless outlining the window openings and roof add their splash of flash too. A fresh chrome bumper leads the way at the front with quad headlights set in a toothy grill, with Belvedere across the top and a hood ornament front and center. The back is equally polished with more fresh chrome and Belvedere in script between those stylish taillights.
Open the door and you are in for a treat. The red cloth and vinyl interior is the factory correct color and has been refreshed to all its original glory. The smooth vinyl upper of the door panel is underlined by a chrome highlight with a cloth center section and vinyl lower. Inside, a split bench seat has a cloth center with vinyl surrounding it and silver piping adding a nice touch. A big red steering wheel has a semi-circular chrome horn ring and Plymouth spelled out across the center. The dash is predominantly red with an aluminum panel containing the gauges in front of the driver. There is an auxiliary oil pressure gauge mounted below the dash in the center to help keep accurate track of that function and the white Hurst shift ball for the manual transmission just in front of the gauge falls easily to hand. A white headliner and fresh black carpeting ties the whole look of the interior together nicely.
Now pop the hood and check out the treat waiting in there. It is a healthy 440 cubic inch engine sitting in a nicely detailed out, neat and clean engine bay. The engine is dressed out in some chrome starting with the air filter assembly with a Holley 4-barell carburetor under it feeding a street dominator intake. The intake, heads and block are painted Chrysler Blue and look great with the chrome of the valve covers and black of the inner fenders and firewall. Long tube headers get the spent gases out and Dynomax muffler add to the thunder this engine makes. Mopar ignition components as well as new belts and hoses and battery cover help assure reliability and make it look good in the process. The 4-speed trans gets the power back to a 3.55 rear axle and the rubber meets the road through 255/70R15s in the rear and 235/70R15s in the front all mounted on chrome Cragar SS mags.
This is one Belvedere with a bit of attitude. You can see it. You can hear it. You can drive it. Come on down and drive it home!