The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a 1966-71 Plymouth Satellite. We make the process of selling your 1966-71 Plymouth Satellite quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Plymouth Satellite was built by Chrysler between the years of 1966 and 1971. It was a trim package for the top-of-the-line edition of the Belvedere. It was set in the model lineup above the Belvedere I and II. It came as a two-door hardtop or convertible.
The body lines were long, straight and smooth and it was styled to look as wide as possible. It had options that were considered advanced for the time, such as seat belts with a shoulder strap, bucket seats, power steering, power brakes, power windows and even a stereo 8-track tape player.
The Satellite was constructed on Chrysler’s mid-size “B” platform. The stock engine in the 1965 model year was the 273 cu in (4.5 L) with optional 318 cu in (5.2 L), 361 cu in (5.9 L), 383 cu in (6.3 L) and 426 cu in (7.0 L) “Commando” engines. A 426 Hemi engine was made available in 1966.
This $1105 “Street Hemi” option gave the car massive power. It utilized 2 Carter AFBs with 4 barrels each, with 10.25:1 compression. It had a standing quarter mile time of 14.5 seconds. It had a 0-60 mph speed of 7 seconds flat. Richard Petty won the Grand National championship in NASCAR this year in a Hemi Belvedere, which added to the car’s fame. Today, these are the rarest and most valuable of the Satellite cars, which are prized by collectors and auto enthusiasts.