Lost Interest: 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II Convertible Project – Sold!

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

February 5th Update:  two weeks after we featured this 1966 Plymouth Belvedere convertible, we noticed the private seller updated his Craigslist post with a slightly lower price now at an even $6,500.  Good luck with the purchase!

If you follow the “Mopar or No Car” mantra and are the market for a “Plain-Jane” convertible to form the basis of a sleeper build, then this stalled 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II Convertible listed on Craigslist in Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania might be worth a look.  The current caretaker is now asking $6,500, which a quick check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms he has his Belvedere priced $6,300 less than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $12,800.  

While this stalled project needs a lot of work to get the car back to running condition, based on the dark pictures provided it appears the body of this Belvedere may be very straight and rust-free.  While the current caretaker installed a used 318 cubic inch V8 and a 727 TorqueFlite automatic, depending on your budget, since you have to rewire the car to accept electronic ignition, this could make a nice platform to stuff a modern Hemi crate motor in.  Whatever path you choose to take, good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Lost interest in project. The original motor and A/T transmission was no good so I put in a 318/727 from 73 Valiant with 70k mi. Needs to be wired for electronic ignition to run. Needs a new top, interior is good except for driver seat. Headers, new steering box, new u-joints. 

Do you have a Belvedere story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

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