I am selling my 1973 Plymouth Satellite / Roadrunner Tribute. I first purchased this car in Northern California where it had spent it's whole life with it's original owner. It had 87953 original miles on it. It was a Satellite and I believe it was a Sebring. but I am unsure of that. as it has been a few years. When I got it. it was Rally Red with a 318ci with a 904 auto and a 8. 25 rear end. We could find no rust in the car anywhere. The interior was in very poor shape. The 318 leaked and burnt oil so I replaced it with a 360 that I had stroked and bored by The Performance Shop in Redding. CA. They did all the machine work. They put Edelbrock heads. cam and did a complete rebuild. I was told the horsepower is between 500-525. I had a transmission shop in Redding rebuild a 727 with a new 2000 stall converter. I also had a complete driveline built by Driveline Specialties. The Performance Shop also rebuilt a 8. 75 sure grip rear end with 3. 55 gears. We removed the K member and completely rebuilt it.
Custom cars are among the most individual genres of hot rodding. Cars that are heavily customized by their owners are little built for no one else but that one person’s taste. Sometimes there are guys who have amazing taste that transcends the their own and everyone else’s. Foose, Trepanier, and others build things that almost all of us marvel at and they do it in a way that inspires lots of other people to try. We just wish those other people wouldn’t a lot of the time because when they do we have things like this 1973 Satellite that look like they were created for an awful Sylvester Stallone movie that was never made. Or maybe it was made and this thing didn’t make the grade as a background car. Either way, you understand what we’re getting at here. This thing is fugly with a capital verp.
I have a 1973 Plymouth Satellite that I’m looking to sell. The Original 318 5.2 L engine is still in the car, and runs really strong. It has an 8 3/4″ rear end, 727 torque flight tranny, chopped top, and other body work done on it. I bought it from the original owners grandson, who told me that his grandfather owned a body shop and customized this himself, including the paint which is called “lemon twist” (which is also pinstriped on the car) (See pics) I think for some reason he wanted it to look like a Buick Riviera of the same time period. When I got it the interior had fur on the dashboard and rear speaker guards, but I ripped all that out. All the tires hold air really well except the passenger side rear tire goes flat after a couple days. The trunk is in good shape, nothing popping through. It does have some rust and needs some love, but the basic needs for the car are all here. This would be a good restoration project or parts car. Its essentially the same thing as a Plymouth Roadrunner.
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