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Folks Of Interest Anyone recognize this ‘65 Plymouth Belvedere? Possible old LA area street racer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Racingsnake, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. Racingsnake
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
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    Picked up this ‘65 Plymouth Belvedere hardtop recently and wondered if anyone recognized it or knew any history of it. Looks like it was a street racer or drag car - has tow tabs, fenderwell headers and radiused wheel arches. Currently running a rowdy solid lifter 383 and a column shifted reverse manual valvebody torqueflite. I changed the wheels from the Centerlines it had but is otherwise basically how I got it. 6B669515-4A8A-41E4-BB7B-CB5FE434637C.jpeg 5006B9EF-2AB7-4F40-AEB4-7FEEF768760A.jpeg BD7EBC5E-8901-495E-AF90-94FEEFE66416.jpeg
     
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  2. Big mike 1968
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    That thing looks like its all business. Love it
     
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  3. modagger
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    Oooo wee! Whatever it’s history, good on you!!
     
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  4. 65pacecar
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    Nice find. Hopefully it's history comes out.
     
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  5. 64 DODGE 440
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    What's not to like?
     
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  6. kmrumedy
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    Was this on Facebook marketplace? It is really sweet!
     
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  7. Can't help with the history, but I sure like it.
     
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  8. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Gotta love the function over form radiused wheel wells. Would love to hear a sound clip of it running.

    I've said this before; "I'd drive it to work"!
     
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  9. Racingsnake
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
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    Thanks for the comments. It’s definitely function over form - the inner fenders have holes gas axed in them for the headers. I’d guess the initial work was done in the 60s with the headers, gauges and tow tabs, the traction bars and some of the engine stuff was probably later. I have a sound clip - how do you post video?
    I’d drive it to work too if I wasn’t working from home!
     
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  10. I don’t recognize it but it sure is sweet. Actually, “badass” would be a more appropriate description. I’m a little jealous.
     
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  11. Joe Travers
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    Let me guess...........Torker intake, Holley double pumper and a whopper cam? Column shifted reverse valve body should be a trip to shift. Rather unique. Should be lots of fun learning this car's habits.

    Joe
     
  12. flatheadgary
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    i saw this a while back at the long beach swap meet and it is bad ass!! nice guy too! and it is a nasty 383 also. i have a'63 belvedere too. will finish it someday.
     
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  13. loudbang
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    You have to post your videos to youtube first then copy the address of the youtube (the http: stuff at the top of your browser) and put it into your post here.
     
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  14. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
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    LOVE IT. A guy I was in N G with had a 65 Belvedere with a 383 built by some Ram Charger guys. I don't think it was ever beat by any local cars in cluding a full house 409 in a 59 Chevy.
     
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  15. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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    Drive it to some local cruises like Bobs Big Boy in Burbank, Donut Derelicts and Supercar Sunday, someone may recognize it and know some history. Also, Fall Fling is on in Van Nuys this year so another possible source along with Spring Fling. Maybe even the Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield. Lots of hot rodders around, maybe one will remember getting beat by it.
     
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  16. Looks like big fun to me! :p

    If it was one year older you could've had the push-button transmission.
    :p
     
  17. Dooley
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    That thing is killer
     
  18. jimmy six
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    Tough when there were a lot of them like it in the LA area when I grew up; that’s a popular color if I remember. I thought they had the best style with the changed top pillars but never looked to buy one . A friend has a 426 wedge like it with 4.50 gears and an automatic….. it was an absolute terror. Do the numbers indicate a hemi or 426 was in it from the factory? Might help.
     

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