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alwaysakid
Jun 13, 2007 at 4:09 pm
You should've kept this one. That's a beautiful car!
 
 
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May 28, 2007 at 3:44 pm
Love the '57 Plymouth.
Beautiful roofline, and of course those fins!
 
 

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Leadfoot

1958 Nash (AMC) Metropolitan

Owner: LuvMyMet

  • Leadfoot: 23 pts (loss)
  • Mr. Belvedere: 42 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 13
  • Ended: Jun 21, 2007
 
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Heaven Bound

1951 Chevrolet Sedan

Owner: alwaysakid

  • Heaven Bound: 15 pts (loss)
  • Mr. Belvedere: 25 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Jun 18, 2007
 

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1957 Plymouth Belvedere (Mr. Belvedere)

Trophies: 14 Give a trophy Last updated Jun 13, 2007  

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About

1957 Plymouth Belvedere was my 1st race car at 19 years old.

"Suddenly, it's 1960!" boasted the Plymouth ads in 1957. "3 years ahead...the only car that dares to break the time barrier!"

There were various options the buyer could choose from included the engine size (V8 or 6-cylinder) and exterior trim package (Sportone side trim, chrome bumper wing guards, stainless steel wheel covers) among many other things. All these options were available to these specific models at moderate extra cost.

General Dimensions: wheelbase: 118" , Over-all length: 204.6" , Over-all width: 78.2".
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In time it was traded for another Chrysler brand - a Dodge and the start of the 'Home of the "Bandito" Dodges'.

. 1959 Dodge D500 H/SA - J/SA 1962-65
. 1964 Dodge Coronet B/SA - C/SA 1966-67
. 1969-1/2 Dodge Six-Pack - D/SA 1969-72

When your young and for most part dumb for lack of a better word, you don't think about the future and what you have could bring some big bucks. Been there done that !@#$%^....

Specs

The car came with the Fury options, a Sport Coupe (2 door hardtop) in Desert Gold Poly. Included among some of the features exclusive to the Fury was gold anodized trim on the dash, special wheel covers, 150 MPH speedometer and a special two-tone steering wheel.

Dual Fury V-800 Option was the standard engine in the Fury. Only available in Belvedere "Special Order" models. A 318 cubic inches. 290hp at 5200 RPM. Taxable horsepower 48.9. Torque 330 ft./lbs. at 3600 RPM. Compression ratio 9.25 to 1. Bore 3.91 inches. Stroke 3.31 inches. Dual four-barrel carbs, high performance camshaft and resistor-type spark plugs, dual-breaker distributor, rotary oil pump, Shunt-type oil filter. Oil capacity 5 quarts. Low restriction dual exhaust system.

Factory Options

The following is a list of accessories that were available for 1957 Plymouths at moderate extra charge:
Transmission
- Push-Button TorqueFlite 3-speed Automatic Transmission (V8 Belvederes & V8 Sport Suburbans only)

- Safety-Sure Power Brakes
- Full-Time Power Steering
- Push-Button Power Seat
- Push-Button Power Windows
- Plymouth All Weather Air Conditioner
- Fresh-Aire Heating-Defrosting System
- Custom Push Button Radio
- Luxury Transistorized "Search Tune" Radio
- Rear Seat Speaker
- Highway Hi-Fi Record Player
- Sweep-Second Electric Watch
- Chrome Bumper Wing Guards
- Stainless Steel Wheel Covers
- Safety-Padded Instrument Panel & Sun Visors
- High Performance PowerPak (V8 only)
- Dual Exhausts
- Locked Storage Compartment (6 passenger Suburbans)
- Solex Tinted Glass
- Undercoating
- Whitewall Tires

Mods

318" with torqueflight and 4.30 gears, was originally a "Fury" 318 with two in-line 4 barrels, switched them for a single 2 barrel and really opened up the jets to take advantage of the larger "Fury" performance heads and cam. Yes I "CHEATED" and never got caught; came home 2 times a week with the trophy and the money for the class. Back in those days NOBODY knew anything about Mopars smaller engines, hehehehe...

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