‘Show quality’ 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 2-door hardtop

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The Belvedere comes from a great era of Mopar styling

The Pick of the Day is a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere two-door hardtop that’s loaded with style and originality, and which the Greene, Iowa, dealer advertising it on ClassicCars.com says is in “show-quality” condition. 

The Plymouth is box stock with just over 33,000 miles and a recent repaint, the dealer says.  The car is a basic, unadorned model, which makes it all the more appealing.

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Paint and chrome sparkle on this Plymouth

“It’s powered by its great-running 318 V8 engine and backed up by its 3-speed manual transmission” the dealer says in the ad. “It comes equipped with its original AM radio, new dual exhaust and is riding on a nice set of original (steel) rims, dog-dish hubcaps with BFG RWL tires.

“This super-clean original car has been treated to a beautiful fresh bronze paint job with a extremely nicely done original black interior. It has amazing chrome and bright work as well. Its floors frame and trunk are rock solid and detailed.”

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The Plymouth has a great-looking dashboard

The was a particularly nice era for Mopar styling, and this Belvedere shows the sporty hardtop roofline with its downward tapering C pillar, which gives it a great look.  The plain bench-seat interior looks to be in very good shape, with an attractively designed dashboard.

The 318cid V8 would provide decent power, though in standard trim the car is definitely a lesser-performance model.  The 3-speed manual transmission is column shifted.

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The small-block V8 in its very clean engine bay

The gallery of photos with the ad shows a Plymouth that appears to be a showroom-fresh time capsule that should hit the spot for any serious Mopar fan.  It’s rare to see one of these in such fine condition that has not been performance-tuned, customized or resto-modded.

 “This is one super-nice classic that is ready to drive to your next classic car event,” the dealer adds.

The asking price of $21,995 seems modest for this unusual hardtop, which would be an excellent road-trip car that cries out for a Route 66 cruise.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. Always thought original was the paint is was born with. So would you say it’s 50% original? Be nice if it had the period correct wheels and caps. Great color!

    • I remember Mopar police cars having those wheels in semi gloss black and caps like those in the early/mid ’60’s. Maybe this car started out as a state/local government fleet order that was supernumerary, and sold to a citizen.

  2. This car is actually the middle series for Plymouth Belvedere. It is a Belvedere II which competed directly with the Chevelle Malibu and the Ford Fairlane 500. The top series was a Satellite which had the 273 V8 as standard. The 225 slant 6 was standard on the other models including wagons.

  3. For a car that’s "loaded with originality" and is in "show quality" condition, I’m wondering why the advertiser didn’t run pictures of the car he was describing versus the car in the photos he did show?
    A repaint even in the original colour isn’t "original", oversize tires, non stock wheels and hubcaps (all police pursuit pieces) aren’t "Original". A car in "show quality" doesn’t have a haphazard application of fresh undercoating tar-like material applied to a portion of the undercarriage. A car in "show quality" doesn’t have the remainder of the undercarriage coated in old grease and grime. A car that’s original doesn’t have a dual exhaust installed that the factory never offered. Either there’s two cars involved in this listing, or some copywriter has one hell of an imagination.

  4. You cant tell the mileage on old cars…5 digit odometer,they never registered over 99,999 !
    Some had 6 digits but the last was opposite color and was only a 1/10 th of a mile readout,so 99,999.9 it then rolled to 00,000.0 !

    33,000 miles,most likely 133,000 miles..You should see my cars they have lots of miles on them and look new !

    There are even many articles of original owners who bought 1973 Charger’s and by 1978 they had 130,000 miles on them..

    99% of old Muscle cars have 140,000 plus..even 300,000 miles as those old cars ran and ran !

    When I was a teen I blew my 383 4bbl ,2 cyl had less than 80 psi compression,I ran that car 2 years,adding no smoke type additives and it stopped the oil burning..I put 55,000 miles on that dead engine..Granted it was down on power but it still could outrun the 1980’s and early 1990’s cars..it finally made a tin like sound and went bye bye lol..

    I found a wrecked 70 Newport 4 door with a rare high performance 383 4bbl(magnum version) so that went in my 68 Charger that also had that engine..I was wanting a 440 but that 383 ran like hell,burnt rubber for 120 feet by flooring it lo,yeah I blew it up too lol !!! But another 3 years and another 63,000 miles..I drove a lot..Lived in the sticks..Car looked like new,drove like new,i just had a heavy foot..I rebuilt the original 383 Magnum and went to a few shows and people seen the 48,000 miles and said oooohhhh…48,000 original miles !!! Car looked new in/out .I told them it had put 118,000 miles on the car in 5 years,they said b.s …Well,I did they still thought it was 48,000 miles..I gave up on car shows as they think all cars only have whats on the odometer lol,clowns ! My Charger was owned by a Granny and she had verified 90,000 miles,she parked the car for several years in her heated garage/attatched to the home..Not some b.s rat infested garbage barn find..It was a pristine garage find..383 4bbl Magnum,727.3.23 gears,console,electric windows(very rare) no vinyl top ! Road Wheels(magnum 500’s) Granny Green/Black ! Today I still have it,still what is called F3 Green ,496 stroker and well over 300,000 miles on it,looks new !

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