Daily Features

MARCH 23, 2014 (APRIL 2014): 1967 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE-THEY MADE MORE THAN THE GTX IN ’67

By on March 23, 2014
67-imgp3674

67-imgp3674

 

Plymouth’s first foray into the muscle car world began in 1956 with the Fury although many observers see the ’67 GTX as the official entry into the game.

 

The GTX told the world “we’re in the game” even though we’ve been in the game for years.

 

The ’67 Satellite basked in the reflected glory of the GTX.

 

67-imgp3678

 

Roy O’ Hara spotted his ‘67 Plymouth Satellite back in 1970 and he was in the market for a car as he recalled, “He was the original owner and the only reason the guy sold it was because he had a family so he needed to upgrade to four doors”.

 

The Satellite was purely functional,This car had only 22,000 miles when I bought it and it was a driver for 15-18 years so it saw lot of daily use. In fact my wife was going down to the hospital and she crunched the passenger side fender. I told her things happen-don’t worry, but she was pretty upset”.

 

67-imgp3677

 

This model was a step up on the Belvederes as Roy explained, “It had things like the bumperettes, wheel covers and a painted black roof and a few other things”.

 

67-imgp3682

 

Roy drove the car for years as-is but his inner “more-power” car guy kicked in when the car became less of a driver and more of a recreational adventure, ” The 318 got a little tired so I put in a ’68 Chrysler 440. I wanted a little more power because it became a fun car, not a family car”.

 

The uptick in performance was incredible as a Roy admitted, ” The 440 was rebuilt a few years ago so it’s got new bearings and it’s 10 over now plus it’s a six pack now with a little bit of cam and it’s got a line-lok on it now”.

 

67-imgp3670

 

The difference is remarkable, “It’s got a 3:55 rear end and it’s on street tires but it’s still good for a 1/4 mile at 14.6 and 96 miles per hour”.

 

Roy added a few other features to the Satellite ,“I added a vinyl roof and I upgraded from 14 to 15-inch wheels plus the rear antenna is an add-on”.

 

He kept the stock look of the Satellite intact, It’s Turbine Bronze, it was repainted 10 years ago and I was able to match the paint plus the interior was redone-there was a leather insert but they had to wait until enough orders came in to do it.There’s even a Centennial (1967) license plate on it and it’s registered”.

 

67-imgp3675

 

This ’67 Satellite may not be a daily driver at this point but the car does see a lot of open road in retirement, “It’s gone over 100,000 miles now because we take lot of trips in it. I like to take it shows in the area and I’ve taken it a few hundred miles to one show so it’s not a trailer queen”.

 

67-imgp3671

 

The key to this Satellite’s longevity in the O’Hara family is the huge connection to the family as Roy explained, “My daughter was four or five when I bought it and now she’s 50 so it’s been around for awhile. It’s been on a lot of family vacations and it’s been a wedding car so it has been around for sure”.

 

There’s little doubt why this Plymouth is a family member.

 

Jerry Sutherland

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Pinterest

print

18521 Total Views 5 Views Today

About admin

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Facebook

Featured Ads

Rear View Mirror

OCTOBER 5, 2011: IS IT TIME TO INVEST IN A COLLECTOR VEHICLE AND FORGET ABOUT WALL STREET?

  The only consistent feature about the stock market is its inconsistency.   The confusing variables that influence the rise and fall of shares are more complicated than the...

October 5, 2011 View more...

OCTOBER 1, 2010:”NELLIE” THE NASH METROPOLITAN AN OUTSTANDING BIRTHDAY PRESENT

  The Nash Metropolitan is a great example of a “terminal cuteness” car.     ‘Tiny little cars like the Met, Crosleys-anything just slightly bigger than a go-kart have...

October 1, 2010 View more...

DECEMBER 14, 2017: FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR AUCTIONS

  Car auctions have become a TV hit thanks to extensive coverage over the last twenty years so auctions have been turned into show business.   They are run...

December 14, 2009 View more...
imgp6349

OCTOBER 30, 2009: 1952 FORD JEEP M-38-THE KOREAN WAR VET THAT MADE LIFE EASIER FOR CANADIAN SOLDIERS

  Lee Stronach has two hobbies-he’s a military history buff and he’s a vintage vehicle guy.   This particular Jeep was built under contract by Ford for the Canadian...

October 30, 2009 View more...

Most Viewed

My Star Showcase

ADVERTISE YOUR NEW PRODUCT HERE

  This is a prime piece of advertising real estate because it’s parked in the most dynamic car hobby e-zine in Canada. Go to this contact form and get...

December 7, 2018 View more...

MSCC MARKET REPORT 2019

  MSCC MARKET REPORT 2019   Welcome to the MyStarCollectorCar Market Report.   This will be a regional look at prices for collector vehicles based on actual sales so...

August 3, 2017 View more...

MSCC Products and Services Showcase

These are all great businesses and they support MyStarCollector Car through their advertising  so we can continue to bring you our  insight into the old car hobby 365 days...

July 13, 2016 View more...

APRIL 2019 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS

  APRIL 2019 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS   APRIL 5: CALGARY, AB Grey Eagle Resort and Casino presents Motown Soul 7:00PM at the Event Centre     APRIL 5-7:...

September 23, 2015 View more...

More At My Star

Chevy Silverado Build | The Haul 2016 Silverado 1500 Gets 6″ Lift and 33″ Tires

  PAOLI, Pa. (April 18th, 2019) – In this episode of AmericanTrucks’ (AT) ‘The Haul’ YouTube Series, Adam Maqboul talks truck lift kits; specifically, lifting a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500. With 6” lift kits being one of the most popular sizes in AT’s catalog, Adam produced this video to highlight an effective solution to making See More

‘THE WONDER YEARS’: WHEN ‘THE FAMILY CAR’ EPISODE RUNS OVER REALITY

  ‘The Wonder Years’ was a nostalgic half hour comedy series about a kid’s life in the late 1960s and early 1970s that debuted in 1988 and crashed in 1993.   The show’s narrator was the adult version of Kevin Arnold, the kid who grew up in the Sixties.   Many among us can identify See More

MSCC APRIL 19 FEATURE FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE 70S SEDANS THAT WERE COOLER THAN HARDTOPS

  There are thousands of jokes about four-door sedans in the car hobby and none of them celebrate the extra two doors.   In fact, they call them ‘more doors’ and that label is comparable to the dreaded ‘Stinky’ nickname in grade school—other nicknames include Granny Car or the more sinister Donor Car.   Funny See More

MSCC APRIL 17 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE A AND C-PILLAR SHOULD ADD UP

  Today’s MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday clues are a departure from the status quo because they feature the C-pillar in this first clue.   The second clue features the A-pillar.     If A plus C doesn’t add up you can always check back on Thursday for the answer.     It’s a ’58 Impala. See More

Editor’s Picks

APRIL 2019: A 1942 FORD CONVERTIBLE? YES INDEED…THEY DO EXIST

  Every person who was a part of the Greatest Generation remembers the hardship of the Dirty Thirties and the horror of the Second World War.   They may...

April 17, 2019 View more...

FIVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHARLESGLEN TOYOTA STEEL DREAMZ CAR SHOW

  The car show season is full of great events thanks to hardworking volunteers and sponsors who step up to support the show.   Many of these shows dedicate...

April 8, 2019 View more...

MSCC FEATURE: HOW THE REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM HELPED FIGHT OFF WINTER CABIN FEVER

  I’ve been to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada many times but I’ve never seen the inside of the museum.   The big draw for me is...

March 13, 2019 View more...

RUST VALLEY RESTORERS—MORE DOCUDRAMA AND LESS EDUCATIONAL

  Full disclosure here—I want to be an impartial judge on this show but Jim and I were going by the White Post Auto Museum in Tappen, BC a...

January 27, 2019 View more...

Car Shows and Events

FIVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ST ALBERT’S ROCK’N AUGUST

  St. Albert Rock’n August is one of the premiere events of the summer car show in Canada.   This is a massive event and it takes place over...

March 12, 2019
JULY 27, 2019 20th ANNUAL MICHENER ALLEN CLASSIC AND COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION

MICHENER-ALLEN AUCTIONS FEATURE: 1968 FIREBIRD 400 AT THE 20th ANNUAL COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION JULY 27, 2019     The best way to celebrate the 51st birthday of a classic...

June 19, 2017
EG AUCTIONS PRESENTS THE 13th ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AND SPEED SHOW

EG AUCTIONS PRESENTS THE 13th ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AND SPEED SHOW   TIME TO CONSIGN 1888 296 0528 EXT 102 FRIDAY DOORS OPEN 5PM – AUCTION...

April 21, 2017
APRIL 2019 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS

  APRIL 2019 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS   APRIL 5: CALGARY, AB Grey Eagle Resort and Casino presents Motown Soul 7:00PM at the Event Centre     APRIL 5-7:...

September 23, 2015

Ads

Ads responsive