performance 360, 8 3/4 sure-grip, runs and drives! Own a classic Mopar!

Price: - Item location: Masontown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Satellite
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: premium
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 69322
  • VIN: RP23G2R272879
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 360
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1972 Plymouth Satellite premium

Up for auction is my 1972 Plymouth Satellite. My true desire is to finish it and turn it into a driver, but I have a lot of projects going right now so I'm putting it up to see if anybody wants her!

Original Specs per fender tag:

1972 Plymouth Satellite


2 Door Hardtop

E44: 318 cid 2 barrel V8 230hp

D34: Light Duty Automatic Transmission

EW1: Dower White Exterior Color

H6XW: Trim - High, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Black/White

EW1: Dower White Int. Door Frames

U: USA Specifications

26: 26in Radiator

B51: Power Brakes

C12: Unknown

C16: Console w/Woodgrain Panel

C56: Bucket Seats

F11: 46 Amp Alternator (std with AC)

G37: OS Dual Racing Mirrors

H51: Air Conditioning

L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals

M21: Roof drip rail moldings

W23: Road Wheels

R11: Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts)

Added to the original equipment are some desirable upgrades:

-360 engine that is definitely not stock. I don't have the story on the internals, but it sounds higher compression/cammed. Externally, it has an Edelbrock intake and 4 barrel carb, long tube headers, and chrome valve covers. It's all connected to a very large exhaust system that exits to the fronts of both rear wheels. There are mufflers in this system, by the way.

-150mph speedometer cluster (69322 miles shown)

-Console shifter setup (not sure if this is original or not)

-8/34" rear end with sure-grip posi, and some type of air shock (see photos)

-Not sure if it was standard, but this is a power steering car.

In terms of the body, my Satellite is overall solid for its age and it being a PA car. It has the usual Mopar rust spots for a 47 year old vehicle (see photos), but nothing that would keep someone from driving it as rails and suspension points are good. The driver side of the vehicle has had decent body work done to it recently and is in primer. The passenger side is original/mix of older bodywork. A previous owner did a rivet in patch in the trunk and a rivet piece on a section of the lower quarter (see photos). Bottom of the door needs a little work but the rocker looks good/original (white paint in photo). If it were me, I'd get some patch panels and clean the few bigger areas up. In the engine bay, only the areas right around the hood springs need addressed (see photos). The rest is good. The other rust-through spots aren't bad, considering you've looked at these cars unrestored before. Glass is really good all around, as is the trim, save for 1 clip missing from the windshield surround.

Mechanically, my Satellite also about what you'd expect for its age/condition. The brakes will stop the car, but the pedal is mushy, and need flushed/bled. Transmission has a pause engaging reverse/drive but it's more of a nuisance than anything. Tires are old and dry-rotted. There's a fuel tank in the car with a pin hole in it, but another good tank will come with it. The filler looks good. NOTE: This will need towed, just to be clear, even though it does run and drive.

FYI, to complete the basics, you will need interior carpet and headliner, both sideview mirrors, and corner signals front and rear. Optional would be to add the vinyl top (I was just going to fill the seam and go for the non vinyl top look), and the A/C items if you would like to add that back.

So there you have it. This is a GREAT father/son project for someone with moderate body and mechanical skills. You could put this on the road with very minimal work if you wanted to go that route. Or put some extra time in and match the driver body work...clean up the mechanicals, and have a sweet driver.

These cars are getting harder and harder to find (when was the last time you saw one tooling around?) and you rarely see running/driving classic Mopars cars come up for what this will go for.

Bottom line: If you're looking to get on the road with an iconic Mopar design, in not a lot of time, with not a lot of away!

Thanks all for looking. If you have any questions, please message and I'll do my best to answer. Also, if you seek additional photos I can provide those as well. I also have walk around/running videos that I can share.