1970 Satellite 440 is Gone (But my '73 RR will now live!)
My beloved little sweetheart "Granny" (full nickname Grandmere Demers after Charlie Demers' beautiful lamented '70 440+6 Roadrunner) is gone and I am crushed. But she went to a good home, Mark of WI who also owns a B7 '70 GTX and he'll lavish love on her too. Granny baby, I will miss you FOREVER!
Now to get started on the 12-18 month plan to get my original owner 1973 400 auto Roadrunner back on the road. That's the reason Granny had to go. For the sake of my Bird which we ordered new in October 1972. PS: like the mufflers? Most people do. They were on my '73 originally and I have an NOS pair of them, they're Thrush CVX's, discontinued. Like a cross between Flowmaster and Dynomax, ballsy, loud but not glasspack crispy 'annoying loud.'
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
1958 Plymouth Belvedere - Christine Shows Her Latest Trick - Take 1
My Christine shows her latest trick. She still can't drive or fix her up by
herself but she's able to do some other evil stuff...watch out! :-)
I shot two slighty different versions of this video but couldn't decide
which one I should take, so I uploaded both of them.
Here's the other video:
If you're a fan of the movie "Christine" or 1957 / 58 Plymouths in general
don't forget to join the International Christine Club.
More information here:
Plymouth GTX 440 LOUD SOUND RoadRunner V8
Plymouth GTX 440 / RoadRunner Sound - Hello and welcome to the Car
Acceleration TV Channel 2014. In today's video, we want to show you a great
american classic car, the Plymouth GTX 440 / RoadRunner. The V8 engine
sound is really incredible. Watch this Plymouth video for cold start sound,
drive scenes and listen the horn. End of 1970, the Belvedere was replaced
by the Plymouth Satellite. Consequently, based on the GTX now the new
model. However, this lasted only one year. Completely new was the coupé
body, technically, everything remained the same. Available were still the
7.2-liter with two power ratings and the seven-liter Hemi V8. Due to sharp
decline in sales of the GTX was taken as a stand-alone model in the fall of
1971 from the program, in the model years 1972 to 1974 there were but for
the continuing Plymouth Road Runner GTX a package. My opinion is from this
period is the most interesting of the Plymouth Cuda Barracuda model.
Do you like this video? Please visit my youtube car channel for best
sound, drive & grip, acceleration and top speed videos, american muscle
cars, classic cars and much more.
1959 Plymouth Sport Fury - Test Drive & Review
Since I am into more things than just RC I thought this might be a great
way to expand the channel a little.
I have been wanting to do a review and drive of a long time member of the
family. This is the old man's 1959 Plymouth he has had.. well basically
since 1959. I hope you enjoy seeing this "old bomb" as he calls it.
Fury V-800 Super-Pak V8;
318ci - 260hp / 345tq.
Torqueflite automatic trans
2.93:1 Axle ratio.
Music: Provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Big Bad Plymouth
Big heavy street car does huge wheelies plus intrerview with owner.
Groutaone official race gear found here http://www.groutaone.com/
1973 Plymouth Roadrunner Resto I
My beloved '73 Roadrunner, ordered Oct. 17, 1972 delivered to Claireview
Chrysler Plymouth in Pointe Claire, Que. Dec. 19, 1972 on my 17th birthday.
(My parents let me pick/order the car so I wouldn't get a motorcycle.)
FINALLY in to my preferred facility Riverside Restorations in Manotick,
Ontario. My car is Galen Govier documented by the way. Original owner 400
auto. (Now 1971 440.)
1970 Superbird & 1972 Cuda Racing On Interstate 75
This is my red, white and blue Superbird back when it was a stock Alpine
White Superbird. A group of us were on our way from Detroit, Michigan to
Columbus, Ohio for a Mopar show in September of 1985. We all had C.B.
radios and I lined up against a buddy of mine in a 1972 Cuda. The footage
was shot from another Superbird behind me. The "three count" was given
over the C.B. radio.
1966 Oldsmobile Starfire moved from storage after 25 yrs #1
I built this engine 31 years ago, 425 Olds high-compression V8 425; I
installed Toronado heads, milled .030 bringing the compression to 11:1; 292
degree Iskenderian camshaft at .050 lifter height; 800 cfm Holley carb,
dual line, double pumper; mechanical secondaries; I permanently wired the
twin stall speed torque converter at the 3000 rpm setting; recurved
distributor; dual round thrush mufflers (no packing); with it's 2.9 rear
end, it will run 140-150 mph top end; I had turned the engine a couple
times of year by hand, to make sure it had not set up; but the building
was getting in bad condition, it had sat on blocks for 25 years; it was
great to hear the old girl fire up again, just craving the highway.
1972 Plymouth GTX / Roadrunner Vs. 1994 Impalla SS with 20's
This video was to prove that a 318 can be made to make power under low
budget applications. Although the block was re-sleeved to except 340
pistons, the engine had a 780 Holley installed after this video and we
gained approx 25-35% more HP but we were always messing with the carb, the
edelbrock might seem like a small carb for 625cfm but it works well...This
is just one of those engines that has response and does not hold back,
amazes everyone in our group and people who attempt a take down of this
mopar. This is no means the fastest car ever...but it holds its own and i
am having fun.
Good Bye Granny I Love You!
My beloved 1970 Sport Satellite sedan "Granny." Born as a six cylinder car
I transformed her (with help from Vic Milano and Stewart Logan) into a fire
breathing 440 "sleeper" car. She was nicknamed "Grandmere Demers" as a
tribute to Charles Demers' beautful '70 Six Pack Roadrunnner and she even
spent two years as a Six Pack car herself. Bought her from Tom Connors in
late 1994 with 133,000 miles showing, she leaves with 187,177. God bless
you "Granny" I'll always love you and ALWAYS miss you! MAY YOU LIVE
Equally at home at a car show or rippin' up the gravel backroads looking
for junkyards, that's my 1970 Sport Satellite nicknamed "Granny." I love my
little Plymouth hot rod! (Turn up your speakers).