Hemi Hardtop: 1967 Plymouth Satellite Restomod – SOLD!
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March 4, 2022 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
While we lean more to the preservation side of the collector car hobby, there are certain cars we find whose cost to own has simply exceeded the actual value of the driving experience. As we continue to watch real-deal, numbers-matching, Hemi-Powered Mopars continue to bring in strong money at auction, we can help but shake our heads on why someone would spend that kind of money on a car they likely will be afraid to drive. Especially when there is a much more cost-effective and likely more enjoyable alternative such as this Hemi-powered 1967 Plymouth Satellite Restomod originally listed in March 2022 on Craigslist in Buckley, Washington (Seattle). The seller’s description provides a list of all the goodies this car has been upgraded with.
Currently offered for $59,000, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their restomod priced above guide’s #1 “Concours” appraisal of $43,500 for a stock example. Similarly, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask is over double this guide’s #1 “Excellent” estimate of $27,000 for a stock example. The premium here is for the Hemi-powered powertrain and other goodies such as Vintage Air that make this ride hard to replicate at this asking price.
When Plymouth introduced a new, larger Fury line based on the full-size “C” platform for 1965, the Mopar division moved the Belvedere name to their “new” mid-size line for 1965. The Belvedere Satellite became the top trim model in the series, above the Belvedere I and II. It was only available as a two-door hardtop or convertible. Bucket seats and center console were standard as well as a 273 cubic inch V8 engine. Optional V8 included displacements ranging from 318 cubic inches all the way to a 426 cubic inch “wedge” motor. The front end featured single headlights on each side, and a grille divided into four thin rectangles laid horizontally.
The 1967 Satellite was a carryover from 1966, but there were several trim changes. A new grille featured dual side-by-side headlights, a change in the rear trunk finish panel and taillights included multiple horizontal ribs. New horizontal aluminum trim at the lower body crease with lower silver paint gave all 1967 Satellites essentially a two-tone paint scheme. For 1966 and 1967, the interior vinyl seats and door panels were treated to a unique ‘Western Scroll’ design which mimicked tooled leather in appearance. This was the ‘premium’ interior shared with the GTX in 1967. For 1966 and 1967 the Satellite was again offered only in 2-door hardtop and convertible models and was powered by V8 engines. The 361 was discontinued for the 1967 models, but a 2-barrel 383 cubic inch V8 producing 270 horsepower was optional, as well as a 4-barrel version rated at 325 horsepower that the example featured here came factory equipped with.
The MyMopar.com YouTube Channel features this 1967 Plymouth Satellite GTX commercial with the same Turbine Bronze color scheme:
The combination of a fuel-injected Hemi crate motor, Wildwood brakes, and Vintage A/C system make this Satellite a much better alternative than any directly from the factory. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Restomod featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“426 Crate Hemi from Mopar Performance, FiTech fuel injection, Torqueflite 727 trans, 8 3/4 posi diff, Wilwood 14″ disc brakes, Borgeson P.S, Ron Francis wire harness, A/C 134A, custom fuel tank w/electric pump. Hotchkis Subframe connectors, Hemi Torsion Bars & Leaf springs. Cash or Direct deposit into my act only!”
Real Deal or Restomod: Would you prefer the real thing or just enjoy this 1967 Plymouth Satellite instead? Comment below and let us know!