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AJ's Car of the Day '67 Plymouth Satellite Convertible
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Car: Plymouth Satellite Convertible

Year: 1967

What makes it special: The Plymouth Satellite was introduced as an up-market variant of the Belvedere in 1965, a niche market, like the similar Sport Fury and VIP in the Fury line. It was only available as a two-door hardtop and a convertible. The 1967 Satellite was a carryover from 1966, but there were several trim changes. A new grille featured dual side-by-side headlights, a change in the rear trunk finish panel and taillights included multiple horizontal ribs. New horizontal aluminum trim at the lower body crease with lower silver paint gave all 1967 Satellites essentially a two-tone paint scheme. The Satellite remained the top of the line model until the 1967 model year, when it was moved a notch down by the GTX.

What made it famous: For 1966 and 1967, the interior vinyl seats and door panels were treated to a unique 'Western Scroll' design which mimicked tooled leather in appearance. This was the 'premium' interior shared with the GTX in 1967. For 1966 and 1967 the Satellite was again offered only in 2-door hardtop and convertible models and was powered by V8 engines. The 361 V8 was discontinued for the 1967 models, but a 2-barrel 383 V8 producing 270 hp was optional, as well as 4-barrel version rated at 325 hp.

Why I would want one: I've always loved the style of the 1966-67 Plymouth Satellites and Belvedere. Plus the larger V8 options that were available for them.

Fun fact: The Fury name was moved to Plymouth's mid-size models for 1975, at which time the Satellite name was discontinued.

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