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Mopar of the Month: March 2001

1965 Plymouth Belvedere II

Bob Rogers writes:

1965 Plymouth Belvedere II

The Belvedere is French Ivory in color with a custom Black interior. The origional 273 powerplant featured an Offenhauser Dual Quad intake with Carter AFB carbs. Mopar Performance electronic ignition and Valve covers.Hooker plated Super Comp headers run to Flowmaster exhaust and Road Runner exhaust tips. The car also runs on American Torq Thrust II wheels and has a 3.55 gear.

1965 Plymouth Belvedere II

Two items of interest include, Power Disc brakes and Power windows. Special paint and graphics were done by ABM restorations in Kingsport, TN

1965 Plymouth Belvedere

1965 Plymouth Belvedere, interior

Thanks for providing us enthusiasts of the early B bodies a excellent site. I have owned: two 1962 Plymouth Sport Furys, one 1963 Belvedere, and a 1964 Belvedere. As you can see, I am a '62-'65 fan.

Upgraded, the Plymouth is now powered by a Gary Stanton prepared Magnum 360, (Stanton Racing Engines, WoO & NASCAR Truck).

1965 Plymouth Belvedere, new 360 engine

The block features factory ported heads, M1 intake, 750 Holley carb, Hooker Comp headers & Flowmaster exhaust. A Doug Sloan prepared 727 Torqueflite with a PTC 2800 converter put the power to BFG Drag Radials mounted on American Torq thrust wheels and a 4.10 geared 8 3/4.

1965 Plymouth Belvedere, rear view

Special thanks to close friends Butch Houghton and Larry Farmer for their effort and support on this project!

Thanks, Bob!

You have a VERY nice Plymouth!

A lot of people go from a 273 to a 360, but usually the 273 is worn out when they do so! You were lucky enough to go from one cool small block motor to an even more impressive version!

And thanks to your friends, too!

Mopars and good friends, it does not get any better, does it?

Gary H.

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