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1966 Plymouth Satellite news, pictures, specifications, and information

Convertible
Chassis Num: RP27F67238111
 
High bid of $14,000 at 2013 Mecum. (did not sell)
Plymouth introduced the up-market versions of the Belvedere in 1965. Base power was a 318 cubic-inch, 230 horsepower V8. Optional engines began with the 361-CID V8 and rose to 426-CID Hemi V8.

The Plymouth Satellite, part of the Belvedere line, was given a major restyling in 1966. The body was square - earning a much sharper profile - and the front wheel openings curved upward into the rectangle shape. The sedans had a square-angular roof with thick rear pillars while the hardtops had the cantilevered roof treatment with a wider base.

The Satellite was available as a Hardtop Coupe or a Convertible. 35,399 examples of the hardtop were sold while 2,759 were convertibles. The Satellite models were distinguished from the Belvedere Series with less side trim, a fancy trunk treatment, rocker panel moldings, vinyl trims, wheel covers, bucket seats and console.

Pricing began at $2,695 for the hardtop coupe while the convertible sold for $2,900.

An optional 'street' version of the 426 cubic-inch HEMI engine delivered 425 horsepower. This newly introduced 'Street Hemi' was installed into 817 Satellite hardtops (503 of those with four-speeds) and 27 into the Satellite Convertible. The following year, just two Street Hemi Hardtops were sold and only one a Satellite Convertible.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2013
Introduced in 1965 as the top model in Plymouth's mid-size Belvedere line, the Plymouth Satellite used Chrysler's mid-size B platform.

The Satellite was available with the newly optional 'Street Hemi' engine in 1966. This engine came compete with the two 4-barrel carburetors and 10.25:1 compression. This body style remained for the following year with only minor trim changes.

All mid-sized Plymouths carried the Satellite name from 1971 to 1974. Hardtop coupe models had the 'Sebring' suffix.

The Satellite name disappeared when the Fury name was given to Plymouth's mid-size models for 1975.
In 1965 a larger more updated Plymouth Fury was presented to the public on Chrysler's full-size C platform. The Plymouth Belvedere title was switched to Plymouth's mid-size line, really a continuation of the full-size 1962 to 1964 models. The top trim model of the series with the Belvedere Satellite, available as a two-door hardtop or convertible with bucket seats.

Similar to the Fury, the simple front end carried a single headlight on each side and had a grille that was divided into 4 thin rectangles laid horizontally.

1968 brought a higher trim Sport Satellite model at the same time the Belvedere name was downgraded to low-trim base models. Continuing on this body, only minor rear and front restyling was done in 1970. The Belvedere discontinued this year.

The Satellite adopted a new ‘fuselage' styled body that had different wheelbases, sheetmetal for two and four door models as significant updating and restyling was accomplished for the 1971 model.

Two door models, base coupe with non-roll-down rear windows were called Satellite. In 1973 the two-door models received a conventional front end, along with squared up sheetmetal and rear side windows.

Satellite Sebring, Satellite Sebring Plus came in base, Custom or wood-trimed Regent models, and Sedans were available in base, Custom and Brougham trim. 1974 Sedans and wagon models had large 5mph bumpers.
The Satellite continued on steadfast until 1974 where the nameplate was retired.

By Jessica Donaldson
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