Street Feature: A Classic, Cool, 426-Hemi Powered Plymouth Satellite

The Plymouth Satellite is a unique, big-bodied musclecar that you hardly see on the road anymore. Their Chrysler-built bodies often rusted away and parts are scarce to build a restored example of one of these beauties. This particular ’67 Satellite belongs to Bill Goetz of Buckley, Washington, and he’s been the caretaker for this beauty for 6-years.

Every detail, every angle, and every sharp corner on this Hemi powered Satellite just screams muscle.

The powerplant residing under the hood of this straight-lined, no-nonsense beast, is a built 426 cubic-inch Hemi that puts out an impressive 500-horsepower. Hooked to the big-block powerplant is a 727 automatic transmission and Dana 60 3.73:1 positraction rearend. For stopping power, disc brakes have been added to all four corners, and for control, a Borgeson quick ratio power steering box has been added.

Stopping power is supplied courtesy of Brembo calipers with drilled and slotted rotors for optimal cooling.

The Hemi sure looks good between those fenders. It's not just about looks though, that 426 cubic-incher is a formidable powerhouse that lays down some impressive power figures. Paired with an 850cfm carburetor, this engine gets plenty of fuel to keep those ponies fed.

The suspension has been upgraded using all Hotchkis equipment – front and back, as well as a Hotchkis subframe support for extra bracing. Not only is this monster beautiful and fast, it handles like a modern muscelcar. She’s built to stop, go, and turn—all with the style and grace of a classic, Hemi-powered Chrysler!

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“The paint was on it when I got it,” Bill said. “The interior was also in the car, but I did the rest of the work.” While the car was aesthetically close to what you see here, a lot of work went into the electrical and mechanical of the car after Bill got his hands on it. The wiring has been upgraded to Ron Francis equipment, and Classic Air A/C has been added for comfort.

The color scheme is really cool on this car and that was the first thing that caught our eyes. First we saw the paint, which drew us in, then we saw the engine – that kept us drooling.

Beyond just the comfort of climate control through air conditioner, the interior is about as tough as it gets. This Satellite has the classic black interior that was made iconic during the muscle era. The pleated inserts on the seats, simple door panels, and the black headliner all complete the look of what it means to be a true musclecar.

This is the iconic, classic look of interior for a musclecar. Just straight forward, no-nonsense, all black interior. You can't go wrong with old-school style.

While there are many things about this car that we love, we have to agree with Bill on our favorite part of the car. “My favorite thing is the Hemi,” Bill said. The 426 cubic-inch big-block powerplant is really what does it for Bill, and that’s the case for us as well. That’s not to say that we don’t appreciate the gray accents on the bronze body and all of the straight lines and corners that come with a Chrysler-built musclecar, because those are amazing too!

This car is the whole package: it is a performer, it looks good, it handles well, and it's comfortable. A hard to beat combination that's sure to draw attention at any show.

About the author

Kyler Lacey

A 2015 Graduate from Whitworth University, Kyler has always loved cars. He grew up with his dad's '67 Camaro in the garage and started turning wrenches at a young age. At seventeen, he bought his first classic, a '57 Chevy Bel Air four-door, and has since added a '66 Plymouth Valiant and '97 Cadillac Deville to his collection. When he isn't writing for Power Automedia, he's out shooting pictures at car shows, hiking in the forests of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or working on something in the garage.
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