Detailed Description: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere II Wagon – SOLD!

by | Aug 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

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September 7, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “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.

By the late 1960s, Chrylser’s non-valiant offerings were among the biggest cars available.  Despite being labeled an intermediate then, Plymouth’s Belvedere line rivaled some competitors’ full-size offerings based on the car’s dimensions.  This 1967 Plymouth Belvedere II station wagon, originally listed in August 2022 on Craigslist in Fayetteville, Georgia (Atlanta), has been offered by the car’s caretaker for the past twenty years.  In their detailed description, the seller admits that their motivation for selling is that they will not get around to restoring it.  However, judging by the condition of this documented 63K original mile example, there’s no hurry for the next caretaker to go down that path either.  This 1967 Belvedere did benefit at one point from a repaint in its original factory color, so we stop short of calling the car a survivor.

Currently offered for $18,500, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is well below the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for sixth-generation Plymouth Belvederes produced between 1965 and 1967. We note several Hemi-powered two-door sales skew the prices shown on this particular guide. By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the truck featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $15,700 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $25,300 before factoring in a ten percent premium for the factory A/C system.

Plymouth offered the Belvedere line of cars as a full-size offering from 1954 through 1964 before making it an intermediate series from 1965 through 1970. Plymouth first used the Belvedere name for a new hardtop body style in the Plymouth Cranbrook line for the 1951 model year. In 1954 the Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top trim and became a full model line with sedans, station wagons, and convertible body styles. The Belvedere continued as Plymouth’s full-sized car until 1965, when it became an intermediate, and was replaced after the 1970 model year by the Satellite, a name originally used for the top-trim level Belvederes.

The nameplate “belvedere” is Italian for “beautiful sight” or “fair view”. Chrysler also had the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois which began production in 1965.

In 1965 Plymouth once again made the Fury a full-size car, and Belvedere ostensibly became the intermediate size offering, though the Belvedere was little changed, and most dimensions and weights remained the same—the Fury was merely enlarged, restoring a full-sized line which Plymouth had been lacking. Plymouth divided the Belvedere line into the Belvedere I, Belvedere II, and Satellite subseries, the latter available only as hardtop coupe and convertible, and featuring the 273 cubic inch “LA block” V8 as standard equipment. The line was restyled in 1966, with the high-performance GTX added in 1967.

The MyMopar.com YouTube Channel features this 1967 Plymouth Dealer slide show covering the entire 1967 Belvedere, GTX, and Satellite car lines:

With only 63,000 original miles, a solid body featuring an older repaint, and a very presentable original interior, we would continue maintaining this 1967 Plymouth Belvedere II station wagon rather than restore it, at least not right away.  The first order of business would be to get the factory A/C system back in working order so that we could enjoy driving the car with our entire family.

Here’s the seller’s detailed description:

“Please read the entire ad! I know it’s kinda long, but it should answer most of your questions. I’ve tried to put as much information together as possible, so you will know what you are looking at.

 

I have owned this Mopar wagon for over twenty years, and life’s cold, hard facts tell me that I will never get around to restoring it. I actually sold it to a friend once years ago who wanted a wagon to restore, but he ended up not doing it, so I gave him his money back.
It’s actually too nice to restore, but then it’s not really a show car either. It does well at local car shows and cruise-ins but couldn’t compete at the big Mopar events. I bought it from the original owner. The original owner repainted it in 1998 (original Beige color XX1) and it still looks awesome! It has been garaged for it’s entire life and it shows. It has never been in an accident and all the panels are nice and straight. Bumpers have been re-chromed and look awesome.
Some small rust bubbles start forming right in front of the rear wheels (see pics). Other than that, no rust issues. Quarters are good. No dents, dings or scratches anywhere. No floor pan or rear wheel well rust.
Grille, headlight bezels, tail panel and tail lights are nice. All windows roll up and down as they should. Tail gate window is electric and works fine either from the dash switch or with a key. No rust in the lower part of the tailgate!
All lights work as they should.
Engine bay is bone stock original and not been painted or detailed. Never restored and the 318 c.i. engine has never been out of the car. Mileage is 63,000 and is true miles.
Wheels are period correct original E/T’s. The tires have plenty of tread left, but the tires are a few years old. Not dry rotted or anything, but I would not start cross country at freeway speeds with them. The tires would be the only issue I would be concerned about when driving it anywhere! I drive it locally to shows and cruise-ins, and on short trips without concern.
The A/C does not work. It quit a few years ago, and I don’t drive it enough to warrant getting it repaired. All of the original components are there.
All of the front end suspension (upper and lower ball joints, tie rod ends etc.) was replaced several years ago. The interior is all original except new floor carpet, and new carpet for the rear cargo area. The original hardboard on the seat backs had started to come apart and curl up on the edges, so I installed carpeting and the stainless steel ribs you see in the pictures. Those stainless pieces came out of some mid-eighties Chrysler LeBaron wagons, so I kept it all Mopar! Looks awesome and ‘factory’!
Dash pad is not cracked and looks great.
Seats are original. The front seat has a couple of seams that are starting to come apart, but there are no rips or tears anywhere. Rear seats are near perfect, including the rear facing one. I have samples of the original material from SMS, and they are exact matches. New OEM carpet on the floors. It has had floor mats in it for most of it’s life.
All dash lights and gauges work, including the gas gauge. Original owner’s manual. Engine starts first time, every time and is as quiet as a church mouse. Does not burn oil or smoke, even on start up. Transmission shifts smooth as it should. If the car sits for awhile, it does have a transmission drip, but I always just keep a drip pan under it. Good spare tire, and the original bumper jack is still there. The AM radio seems to have a mind of it’s own and works sometimes.
I have clear Georgia title in my name, and not just a bill of sale. I’ve always said that a vehicle that is for sale that only has a Bill of Sale has a shady past…maybe not illegal, but I’ve always stayed away from them.
I have the original broadcast (build) sheet also.
I recommend that you come see it in person, or send a representative (with an appointment). I am retired and I can show it almost anytime. It will not leave my property until full price is paid in full. Cash is preferred, but a wire transfer directly to my bank will work.
I can store the car for some period of time after it is paid for. It’s always inside a garage.
Folks, this is not your typical eBay, Marketplace or Craigslist POS wagon. Depending on what you want to do with it, the possibilities are endless. There are very few ’67 Belvedere wagons out there, and even fewer factory originals as nice as this one. There were only 3,968 Belvedere nine passenger wagons produced in ’67.
Car is sold “as is, where is,” and no warranty is stated or implied.

Please click on the REPLY link above if you are REALLY INTERESTED. I did not post my number because I do not have the time or patience to deal with scammers or BS people.

Restore or drive as-is: What would you do with this survivor-quality 1967 Plymouth Belvedere II station wagon?  Please comment below and let us know!

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