Tastefully modified, from its custom suspension and Greg Bolton Hemi to its custom sheetmetal and Boyd Coddington wheels, this squared-jawed Chrysler is dangerously fast and brutally appealing.
This superb Satellite’s high quality, professional restoration began when its solid convertible body was meticulously stripped and carefully massaged by Freddy Valdez of Santa Ana, California. Once that canvas was fully prepped, a $20K coat of House Of Kolor two-stage was rotisserie sprayed and buffed to a brilliant, wet-look shine. Naturally, all of the car’s panels remain laser-straight, with a closer look revealing even gaps and fantastic fitment. And overall, this sinister Plymouth presents well from every angle, offering undistorted reflections that have more depth than most swimming pools.
Toss the Jet Black hood and you’ll find a 426 cubic inch Greg Bolton Hemi that takes this brazen Mopar from “very appealing” to “GOTTA HAVE” almost as fast as it takes the car’s driver from “nitro junkie” to “white knuckle tight”! At the top of the 500 horsepower mill, a custom air system mixes wind from two reusable filter elements with fuel that’s supplied by two Holley carburetors, custom stainless fluid lines and a vertical Summit pressure gauge. At the base of those carburetors, a big aluminum intake sends a rich air/fuel mixture into aluminum Mopar cylinder heads that are built with Dick Landy rockers and capped with aluminum, “Mopar HEMI” valve covers. That air/fuel mixture is sparked by an MSD Blaster 2 coil via a traditional points distributor and blue Taylor plug wires. The resultant combustion comes courtesy of an Eagle crank, ARP bolts, Clevite 77 bearings, Manley rods, a solid-lifter Competition cam and brutal Keith Black pistons. Cooling for those hot fires is provided by a big, aluminum radiator that’s seated between a high volume pump, a Mopar Performance neck and fully polished accessories. And spent gases are efficiently expelled through a slick set of high performance Tom Face headers.
Behind that big bore engine, a Bob Mazzolini-built Torqueflite utilizes Gear Vendors under/overdrive to spin a traditional Dana 60 that’s fitted with Truetrac innards and big, 3.73 gears. Naturally, the car’s old-school torsion bar and leaf spring suspension has been completely swapped for Black Nickel, No Limits control arms, 2-inch drop spindles and a custom, 4-link rear end that’s complete with a Black Nickel X-bone. And at the corners of that suspension, power flows to the ground through a sweet set of Boyd Coddington Classic II wheels, which spin 235/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 285/40ZR18 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.
Restored by The Upholsterers in Riverside, California, and finished in quality Legendary vinyl, this Plymouth’s cockpit brings a real sense of class to a car with a generally solemn and subdued nature. In front of the driver, a Painless-wired instrument cluster and correct Plymouth radio ride inside a classy, stainless-trimmed dash. Below that dash, a factory console seats a modern B&M QuickSilver shifter inside what seems like a mile of chrome trim. And below that console, fresh black carpet is protected by heavy, color-keyed floor mats. On top of that carpet, fully restored seats prop intricately detailed covers in front of a sweet, 2-spoke steering wheel that’s complete with a glowing red centerpiece.