1970 Plymouth Satellite
Road Runner hood and rear spoiler added
Very solid Pacific Northwest car with gorgeous undercarriage
Small block 318? 340? (I haven't checked)
Fully rebuilt 727 Torqueflight Transmission
Factory power steering and upgraded to power DISC brakes
Excellent running and driving desirable Mopar
Can be enjoyed every day with pride and/or easily taken to next level
As a lifetime collector of primarily General Motors vehicles I don't venture outside of the GM family very often. But, even I have my exceptions. At the top of that list has always been 1970 Plymouth B-bodies. I love them. Whether you're a Mopar, GM or Ford guy, these cars appeal to everyone. My hat is off to the designers at Chrysler in the late 60's. This is a good and honest car. Not a perfect 100 point car of course but a really nice example. These are becoming very difficult to find in solid condition. It doesn't take a Mopar expert to know that these cars were almost always plagued with rust issues. Mine is actually a pretty great car which is why I jumped at the chance to buy it. My claims to fame are very limited regarding this Plymouth. How she appears today is exactly how I got her. The car had been sitting indoors for many years. I purchased it from a friend of mine about a year ago. He had just installed the brand new wheels and tires when he noticed the transmission starting to slip. That's when I bought the car and immediately had the transmission completely rebuilt. Clutches, torque converter, etc. The transmission operates perfectly. It was my intention from day-one to drop in a 383 or 440. That's an easy and rewarding task. But, the engine that's in it now just runs so well that I couldn't bring myself to change it. I assume it's a 318 but haven't even looked for any numbers. I didn't care! I will check the block casting and add that info. I have been all over this car from top to bottom. Undersides and trunk are excellent. Car seems to be impressively solid. I found some minor repair under the rear window (close-up photo provided in display) and I believe the very bottom section of both rear quarters has been replaced. Quarter panels, trunk pan, etc, are original. My knowledge of the cars history is somewhat limited. I'm fairly certain it's always been here in Oregon and absolutely positive that she's never seen a salted road! At 49 years old it's safe to say I've been collecting and restoring for most of my life. The paint was probably done 15 or 20 years ago and is a shade off from original. The original green interior was changed to black. They did a nice job on that. I find no evidence of anything being dyed but I may have missed something minor. Only the rear seat belts remain green. The interior is in great shape. Mechanically, the car is sound. The engine and transmission work just like they should. I have no drive-train concerns. The brakes, steering and suspension are tight and sound as well. Simply turn the key and go. This car needs to be in a Mopar lovers garage. I'm simplifying my life and reducing the amount of cars I have to take care of. I have no sentimental attachment to this Plymouth yet so it's the right time to say goodbye. I will make brief comments under the first few photos in the display. The remaining pictures will tell the rest-
All of my eBay experiences have been enjoyable over the years as I've sold members of my collection. I'm grateful for the kind words and compliments I've received. My opinions have guided me well and I stand behind them but please keep in mind that these are my personal opinions and observations pertaining to a 46 year old vehicle and they may differ from your own. I welcome showing my Plymouth in person to anyone with genuine interest. I live very near the Portland Oregon Airport and would gladly pick you up. Each photo shows the car clearly and accurately from as many angles and lighting conditions as I could capture. It is my intention to make this as close to you seeing and touching the car for yourself as possible. Feel free to click on the "ask a question" link here in the auction and I will respond to all polite questions. Phone calls are great too. My telephone number is503-575-0404and calls between 8AM and 9PM Pacific time are just fine. My auction runs for 7 days and is scheduled to end on Monday evening, the 21st of November at 7:30PM Pacific.
I reserve the right to end my auction early in the event I accept a genuine offer and my car becomes no longer available.*If you are outside of the U.S. or Canada, PLEASE contact me to confirm your bidding activity as genuine.*Everyone, please be sure to read my terms of sale located near the bottom of this screen. I'm a reasonable person but I will not bend on these basic terms unless previously discussed during the auction. A little communication goes a long way.
I did not set a reserve price on my Satellite. All that I ask in return is for your bids to be real and your intent to purchase be sincere. I personally took every picture you're about to see. No photo has been altered, photo-shopped or enhanced in any way. This is my car and these pictures are true to her in-person appearance. Thanks for your time, DAVE
The interior is in nice condition. Headliner, door panels, rear side panels, carpet and dashboard are in good shape. The dashpad has one very minor flaw but still very presentable.
-ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, BRAKES & SUSPENSION-
Okay, nothing to brag about here. Normally I would have enjoyed going crazy on an engine compartment detail which would be easy on this car. I never touched it. That rewarding improvement can be done by the next owner. However, as ugly as it is, everything here works just like it should. Mix-matched Edelbrock carburetor sitting on an aluminum Holley intake but they they work perfectly! I don't dare touch em. 1980's Mickey Thompson valve covers too! She starts easily, idles smoothly, accelerates well, kicks down into passing gear and sounds great through the Flowmaster exhaust. I can't even see any leaks. As they say, don't mess with success. 727 trans is new. Brakes are all new with DISC up front. Suspension and steering are tight. I noticed a new steering box and a few replaced items which is probably why she drives like she does. I still say drop in a big block but she is enjoyable now.
The underbelly we hope to find. Undercoated when new. My explorations have discovered no floor or underside rust issues present or past. Hard to find like this!
-BODY, PAINT, TRIM, etc-
As stated previously, the body is solid. I'm sure minor work was done prior to being repainted many years ago but I don't find any poor patch work or abuses of bondo. All body panels are original. Bumpers and trim are originals showing age but every piece is in-place. Chrome is getting dull, etc. All glass is nice. There are certain terms and phrases that have always bothered me when it comes to describing an old car. At the top of that list of statements that bug me is "Driver Quality" and "20 footer". By who's standards? Look, I'm a man that describes things in detail. Those two phrases are actually very correct. This is a nice and good looking car in anyone's opinion. The car is very straight as you look down the sides. The repaint performed a long time ago was mid-range at best. Little chips and blems can be found. The clearcoat on the trunk lid is flawed. Only visible on close inspection but needed to be mentioned. Bottom line: The paint has a nice shine and gloss. The car presents and shows well. Never ending compliments every time I take her out. No excuses necessary, just not perfect.
PLEASE NOTE: The paint holds a nice shine that shows reflections easily within the finish.
Wheels and tires are new and fit the car perfectly. Vintage reproductions of the classic Torque Thrust's. 15X7 in front and 15X8 in the rear I think.
Used replacement for broken piece.
Vinyl top is perfect.
I magnified these tiny blems just under the passenger door to better show the flaw. Again, very minor.
Clearcoat on the trunk lid is flawed. Only noticeable if pointed out.
Heading into Downtown Portland the day I took these photos last week. Freeway speed with one finger on the wheel.
Just about everything on the car works properly. All lights, turn signals, brake lights, gauges, heater, wipers and even the horn. The gas gauge and radio are notable exceptions. They currently don't work.
I don't think I have the armrest for the passenger side of the rear seat.
Yes, I have a trunk mat and spare tire. Removed for photo purposes.
Original quarter panel stampings.
I crawled into the trunk to snap this pic. This isolated area under the rear window is all I found regarding rust repair. Very typical, this was an area that was badly designed.
There is what appears to be 2 metal brackets welded on the very ends of the frame. Apparently, there was a trailer hitch at some time.
Even the inner fenders are all excellent.
Everything is dry as a bone.
Cobwebs from sitting all that time. I got most of them dusted off.
If anyone needs a better view of the fender tag I'm happy to lightly scuff it and clearly expose the codes. The car is exactly what it is but let me know if you need them.
These are original jamb stickers, not re-pops.
Core support stamps. I find NO evidence anywhere on the car of previous accident damage. My impression is that the car had a pretty gentle life.
|Terms of Sale: 46yr old vehiclebeing sold AS-IS:|
Please read and agree with the following:
I have describedmy car honestly and to the best of my ability based on over 30 years ofowning and driving vintage vehicles. I have faith in the drivability of my Plymouth and everything is in working order per my written description provided above with exceptions noted. I enjoy driving her without concern and but she is almost 46 years old so routine service and repairs should be expected based on her age. If you are not comfortable with a sight-unseen purchase, please come see the car for yourself or have an independent inspection performed PRIORto bidding, NOT after. I will not be responsible for the decisions of others. Free and clear Certificate Of Oregon Title will be provided.I would appreciate thewinning bidder contacting me immediately upon end of auction just so the lines of communication are opened.My telephone number is503-575-0404
A $1000.00 deposit is due within 24 hours of auction ending preferably throughPayPaljust so we are both protected. Wire transfers and verifiable cashier checks are also acceptable. I'm an easy going person so if you need to make special financial arrangements please contact meBEFOREyou bid and I will try to help.I have been with the same bank here in Portland Oregon for over 10 years and the Management staff knows me. You are welcome to contact them for your own security if you like. *The remaining balance in-full is due within 7 calendar days of auction end in the form of secure funds.* Some banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles of this vintage. Make sure if you are financing that your financial institution accepts the year and value of this vehicle before bidding and that my payment time-lines can be met. Please have your method of payment arranged prior to auction ending.TRANSPORT - SHIPPING
I am happy to be an active and hands-on part of this entire process from start to finish but the buyer is ultimately responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle and anypre-purchaseinspections need to be doneBEFOREauction ending. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, I will gladly assist in loading and be present for the transport condition formand other reasonable help. Locating a transporter is the buyers responsibility but I can make recommendations and share the relationships I've built. Vehicle transport has become very reasonable.I personally use a privately dispatched trucking company. They have handled my transport needs perfectly for the last several years with careful handling, excellent rates and fast service even all the way to the East Coast. I will provide contact info at your request. Dependable Auto Shippers (D.A.S.) is a transporter that eBay recommends and my experiences with them before I started using only private carriers were just fine. My location zip code is 97214. Coast-to-Coast transport isaround $1400.00 andeven less the closer you are to Oregon. Shipping to Australia, Europe and other Countries has also become affordable and easy to arrange.
*If you are outside of the United States or Canada, you MUSTcontact me to confirm your bidding activity as authentic.*If you are an eBay memberwith negative history or have a (0) or even a low transaction score,I need to hear from youjust to verify your sincerity and accept your bids as genuine. We all started from (0) and I'm happy to give a leg up. I reserve the right to cancel bids at any point for these reasons. Email or phone contact is fine. Communication is all I ask.
I reserve the right to end the auction at any time if the vehicle is no longer available or otherwiseSOLD.