Unveiling the Powerhouse: The Underrated Legacy of the 1966 Plymouth Satellite ! -37

In the realm of mid-size cars, Plymouth's Satellite range might not have always received the recognition it deserved, but history tells a different story. This gem from yesteryears, spanning three remarkable generations, was a visual stunner that had no qualms about flaunting its robust performance.


A pivotal moment arrived in 1966, as the Satellite underwent a subtle redesign. It was during this time that the Satellite received what is now celebrated as the legendary "Street Hemi" engine. Equipped with a quartet of 4-barrel carburetors and boasting a compression ratio of 10.25:1, this 426 cubic inch HEMI V8 powerhouse roared to life, producing a staggering 425 horsepower and a formidable 490 lb-ft of torque. 


In an instant, the Satellite cemented its status as one of the most dominant muscle cars of its era.Sure, there were other engine options available, ranging from 180 to 330 horsepower, but none could hold a candle to the awe-inspiring Hemi.

Now, imagine the thrill of owning the very 1966 Plymouth Satellite that originally scorched the drag strips of Michigan in the mid-to-late 1960s before embarking on a journey to northern California. This classic beauty, currently up for auction to the highest bidder, has a storied past that speaks volumes.


For the past 33 years, it has been under the loving care of the current owner, who spearheaded an extensive refurbishment effort. The meticulous restoration included the replacement of the driver-side fender, a fresh coat of factory white paint, and the restoration of gleaming chrome trim.



Visual highlights abound, featuring fender-mounted turn signal indicators, proud 426 fender badges, stylish side-view mirrors, an elegant hood ornament, and a set of 14” steel wheels, elegantly wrapped in Hankook Optimo H725 radials.


While the suspension received a comprehensive overhaul (keep in mind that Hemi-powered models came equipped with heavy-duty front torsion bars and high-rate rear leaf springs), there's one aspect that raises an eyebrow – the front and rear drum brake setup, which may not align with the car's formidable power.



As this iconic 1966 Plymouth Satellite prepares to find its next custodian, it stands as a testament to an era of automotive prowess and design that continues to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike. Don't miss the opportunity to claim a piece of history as this extraordinary vehicle goes under the gavel.

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