66 Plymouth Satellite Rare 1 of 503 Hemi 4 Speeds

Price: US $80,000.00 Item location: Clinton Township, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Satellite
  • Type: 2 Door Hardtop
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 86,000
  • VIN: RP223-H61-240525
  • Color: Citron Gold
  • Engine size: 426 Hemi
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: A833 4 Speed Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Plymouth Satellite

Built 3/25/66 Lynch Road Assembly, etroit, I VIN RP23-H61-240525 Shipped 4/17/66 to Secord Chrysler Plymouth, eriden, T I found this Satellite in eastern Pennsylvania with 86,000 miles on the odometer, 000 of which had been put on since 1970! It still had the original alternator, ater pump, tarter, arbs, istributor, aster cylinder, heel cylinders, hifter, nd of course engine, ransmission, nd differential. All of these items are still correct and original to the car. The car was purchased new at Secord Chrysler Plymouth in Meriden, onnecticut, y Richard and Kaye Patterson. Secord Chrysler Plymouth was famous for selling Hi Performance cars in the area in the 60’s and early 70’s. The Patterson’s were a middle aged couple when they made the purchase and bought the car as their only form of transportation. The only modifications they made were to add “Richard” and “Kaye” on the chrome molding on the dash below the ignition key and glove box, espectively (see pictures). They also had the car undercoated before driving it home. They drove the car a lot and put a lot of miles on it the first six or seven years. Included are the notes that Richard kept showing tire changes and brake changes. Some of the key dates and mileages are: New Tires front and rear 39,300 miles 7/5/68 2 BFG on rear 42,972 miles 7/25/68 Pirellis on front 72,620 miles 6/9/70 Pirellis off front 80,247 miles 9/20/70 Remington’s on front 80,247 miles 9/20/70 As you can see, hey drove the car! Nothing to this point had been replaced except the tires, rakes, il, nd filters. In 1969 the car was paid off. A copy of the title indicating when it was paid off is included. In the early 70’s, he car began to run rough and it was suspected that the rear carburetor was bad. After several failed attempts to rebuild the carb by several local experts, he carb was removed, eft in the trunk, nd the car parked. The car was last inspected and registered in 1973, s evidenced by the inspection sticker that remained on the windshield until last year. The Patterson’s later moved to the Harrisburg, ennsylvania area, here they became friends with Delores McAlister and her husband. The four became good friends, ut the Satellite was never used during their friendship because it had a “bad carb”. In 1999, rs. McAlister and her husband were looking for a retirement plan and were leary of the stock market and the future that it held. They read an article in the local paper about the 50 best automotive investments. Mrs. McAllister was very proud to show me the article where the 66 Satellite Hemi was #33. Mrs. McAlister and her husband bought the car from their aging friends for an undisclosed amount of money and they had at least part of their retirement plan! They also bought a 79 Trans Am, nother Mopar, nd an MG! Soon after purchasing the car, heir son began a light restoration project on the car. It included having the engine and transmission professionally rebuilt, nd having the car painted. When the engine was disassembled the real root of the issue was obvious; the cup plug had fallen out of the bottom of the intake manifold and crankcase gases were being sucked into the intake. That was quickly fixed with some skillful TIG welding. The car was once again road ready in the early 2000’s. Mrs. McAlister and her husband drove it on nice days but put very few miles on it. Once again something began to make noise and caused the car to be parked. The Dana 60 differential was making a very loud growling noise! As a result, he car sat for 10+ years once again. When I bought the car from Mrs. McAlister, he told me the history of the car, nd gave me every bit of paperwork that she had for the car including the original window sticker, copy of the past titles, nd a copy of when the car was paid off in 1969 by Mr. and Mrs. Patterson. The original master cylinder was leaking, he differential sounded like a bag of broken glass, ut the engine ran well and the transmission was perfect. The restoration wasn’t flawless, ut nothing was ruined or lost in the years of storage and minor use. The window sticker from the last required Pennsylvania inspection was still on the windshield. It was dated 1973. In a true testament to the car sitting for so long, he ring gear was solid rust on the half that was not submerged in the diff fluid. The main case bearings had spun, equiring some tricky machine work on a boring mill, nd some special shims to bring it back to its durable original condition. It sports the stock 3.54:1 ratio. I restored the car over the past year and have done it to the best of my knowledge exactly as it was delivered in 1966 to Mr. and Mrs. Patterson. I chose to leave the undercoating on the floorpans since it was in perfect shape and allows me to enjoy the car and use it and drive it without having to clean the underneath. The car is correct numbers matching down to every mechanical part. VON: 6132502201 (also stamped on rear side of core support in front of radiator) Engine Block Stamp Pad: BH 426 2 10 18 Built February 10th, 8 engine built that day Stamped on oil pan machined face: ??-7-66 Block Cast Numbers: 2468330-2 8 16 65 cast date Head Casting Dates: A 14 6 and A 19 6 cast dates LH Exh Manifold: 2780501 11 11 5 cast date RH Exh Manifold: 2780508 1 5 6 cast date Transmission A833 2 6 65 cast date on main case This car is 100% correct numbers matching alternator, tarter, ater pump, arbs, hifter, aster cylinder, iper motor, engine, rans, iff. The interior is 100% original restored except the carpeting and package tray which are new. All of the glass is untouched original to the car and has been buffed to restore and remove any light scratches. All of the aluminum and stainless trim has been restored to perfection. The floor pans still carry the original undercoating that was applied when it left the dealer. The floor pans are absolutely perfect in the car. The suspension and K Frame have been restored. The car runs and drives like the day it was new. The transmission and diff have been restored and rebuilt with all new seals and synchronizers and gears. The engine has been professionally balanced and blueprinted. The carbs are restored and replated and operate perfectly. The 5 rims are the correct 66 Hemi only rims wearing reproduction Blue Streak 7.75-14 tires. The factory console mounted tach works perfectly. Down payment of $2000 will be accepted on Paypal, he rest will be due in cash upon pickup of the car near the Detroit area. Jeff 313 363 8093 Please call with any questions. Many more pictures available of the restoration. Original Paperwork: Original Window Sticker IBM card Chrysler Historical society documentation Dealer checkin sheet Invoice Owner's manual and all owners paperwork All original receipts for tires and brakes through 1973 when it was parked Payoff note when car was paid off in 1969 Title transfer to 2nd owner who I bought it from