1966 Plymouth BELVEDERE II HEMI CONVERTIBLE
1966 Plymouth Belvedere II Convertible 426 HEMI, 10 built, 4 remaining, Numbers!
Presented is one of the rarest Hemi Powered Vehicles - The 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II Convertible with the legendary 426 HEMI. With a total of 10 cars produced and only 4 known to be in existence, this is a rare opportunity to own a true collector asset that will certainly appreciate over time.
This particular example is the best of the best and has undergone a 5 year no expense spared nut and bolt restoration by some of the best Mopar specialists in the country. It is a NUMBERS MATCHING example with the Engine, Transmission, Rear End and Sheetmetal being original to the car.
Original parts were sent out for correct plating and finish and no reproduction parts were used. Only when absolutely necessary, New Old Stock (NOS) parts were used in the concourse restoration. The plating process had to take place in Michigan as that is one of a handful of states allowing the following:
- Gold Dichromate
- Zinc Dichromate
- Zinc Phosphate
This incredible collector grade Mopar has been verified by renowned Mopar expert Galen Govier to be a 1 of 1 as equipped (report included) and also includes an extremely rare IBM Punch Order Card and Certicard.
Factory options are:
H4Y - High Trim Grade(H), Bench Seat (4), Interior in two tone Gold (Y)
ZZ - Citron Gold Paint
73 - 426 HEMI Engine Stage 1 Includes
- Dual Exhaust
- 11" HD Drum Brakes front & rear
395 - Torqueflite 727 Auto Transmission
404 - 8-3/4 Rear end with 3.23 Gears Includes
- Transmission Cooler
- Column Shift Less Console
521 - Tinted Glass
626 - Series 27 Red Cap Battery
589 - Variable 3-Speed Wipers
26 - 26" width Radiator
495 - Maximum Cooling Package incl. Fan Shroud
48 - 7.75 x 14 Goodyear "Blue Streak" Tires
581 - Deluxe Special Wheel Covers
648 - HEMI Suspension Package includes:
- Front Anti-Sway bar, HEMI Torsion Bars & Leaf Springs
625 - Firm ride shock absorbers
Originally special ordered by a Chrysler Executive, this incredible piece of history has spent its the majority of its life as the center piece of several prominent collections. Ownership details as follows:
Chrysler Executive - August 1966 to November 1966
First Registered Owner - Robert L. - November 1966 to 1989
Second Owner - Otis Chandler - 1989 -1999
Third Owner - Kenn Funk - 1999-2004
4th owner - Gasper Bruno - 2004-2019
R - Belvedere/Satellite
H - Signet / Valiant 200 / Belvedere II / Fury III
27 - 2 door Convertible
H - 426 "Street Hemi" V8
6 - 1966
7 - St. Louis, MO
310931 - Production Sequence Numbers
Truly too much documentation to list including over 300 photos of the actual restoration . This is a rare opportunity on an incredible piece of history.
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About the Plymouth Belvedere:
The Belvedere was made by Chrysler from 1954 to 1970 and marketed under the Plymouth brand.
The Belvedere name was first used for a new hardtop body style in the Plymouth Cranbrook line for the 1951 model year. In 1954 the Belvedere replaced the Cranbrook as the top trim and became a full model line with sedans, station wagons and convertible body styles.
The Belvedere continued as Plymouth's full-sized car until 1965, when it became an intermediate, and was replaced after the 1970 model year by the Satellite, a name originally used for the top-trim level Belvederes.
For 1966, the Belvedere received some new styling changes giving it a more square angular look. Rich choices of color combinations were available including 17 solid colors and 18 optional 2-tone combinations.
The Belvedere I was offered as the base model for 1966 and like the entire Belvedere line it offers roominess and economy, especially with the standard 225-cid 6 cylinder engine driven by a 3-speed manual transmission.
Belvedere II had 10 distinctive models to choose from powered by the standard 225-cid 6 cylinder or the optional Commando 383-cid V8. Standard features included front and rear seat belts as well as a padded instrument panel.
The legendary Plymouth Street Hemi engine was introduced for the first time in 1966. Out of the total produced, a total of 2,729 were installed in both Plymouths and Dodges. The Hemi engine was installed in a total of 136 Belvedere I two-door sedans, 531 Belvedere II hardtops, 10 Belvedere II convertibles.
- BELVEDERE II HEMI CONVERTIBLE
- Engine Size
- 426 HEMI V8
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