19-20 January 2017

Offered from a Private Collection

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Lot 239

1965 Plymouth Belvedere I Super Stock Lightweight

  • Chassis no. R051191722

Sold for $121,000

425 bhp, 426 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 116 in.

  • Offered from a private collection
  • Second-generation Super Stock Lightweight car with a Race Hemi
  • Reportedly one of only eleven built
  • Formerly exhibited at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum
  • Well-kept professional restoration to original condition

Chrysler Corporation first introduced its lightweight “Aluminum Package,” comprising a number of aluminum components and a lightened interior, for Plymouths and Dodges in 1963. For 1964, a number of lightweight parts increased, including the radiator shield and hood lock brace. Undercoating was now omitted, as were dashboard liners and the silencer pads in the front kick panels. These were joined in 1965 by lightweight engine components, including a magnesium cross-ram intake manifold, aluminum cylinder heads, aluminum water pump and thermostat housings, and alternator brackets, all part of the upgraded A990 Hemi engine introduced that year. Now the front fenders, hood, and radiator and grille supports were all lightweight stamped steel, rather than aluminum. Previously available on hardtop coupes, the lightweight package was now restricted to two-door “post” sedans. It was an important ingredient in the Super Stock package, named, as its title suggested, at the drag-racing community.

Reported by the owner as being a genuine lightweight Super Stock car and believed to be one of only eleven built, this 1965 Plymouth Belvedere was scheduled for production at the Lynch Road factory on 14 December 1964, fitted with the 425-horsepower, 426-cubic inch Race Hemi, Super Stock rear axle, and front bucket seats but no rear seat, and steel wheels with blackwall tires. The color scheme of single-tone White with tan cloth and vinyl interior is correct.

The car was restored in 2002 by Muscle Car Restorations of Wisconsin, for MoPar collector Jack Brundage, and was formerly exhibited in the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is finished to factory build standards in single-tone White, with tan cloth vinyl interior. It has bucket front seats, and the rear seat was deleted. Scheduled for production at the Lynch Road plant on 14 December 1964, it was fitted with the 425 -brake horsepower dual-quad 426-cubic inch Hemi engine and Super Stock rear axle. The paint and brightwork are of the highest quality, and the engine compartment is expertly detailed without being overdone. The odometer shows only 520 miles, a figure that the owner believes to be original. Further, the car is accompanied by a dossier of documentation.

A great hot Hemi Belvedere, this Super Stock beauty is ready to roar into a new home.

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