/ /

1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite Wagon 440 Big Block, Console, Buckets

Make: Plymouth
Model: Satellite
SubModel: 9 Passenger Wagon
Type: Wagon
Trim: 440 V8 Wagon
Year: 1969
Mileage: 152,518
VIN: RP46G9G288827
Color: Green
Engine: 440 Big Block Mopar V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Auto, 3 Speed 727
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Green
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

1969 Plymouth Satellite 440 V8 Wagon Additional Info:

This is a one of a kind Muscle Car!
The Plymouth Sport Satellite was the Premium version of the car sold as the Road Runner. The Big Block Sport Satellite was supposed to be the "Family mans muscle car". And that's how I eventually ended up with a 440 CID Big Block RB Mopar, running through an A727, shifting on the floor through a center console but dragging along a 3rd row rear facing seat with kids hanging on for dear life. It's a Roadrunner Station Wagon! The Sport Satellite shared the same chassis, most body panels and drive train as the Roadrunner but had more options, like in this cars case, the full 9 passenger station wagon treatment including the rearward facing the third row seat and power steering.
I have been working on it for the last 7 years but I cant keep doing it due to outside circumstances so I have to let it go before I have had a chance to finish it completely. It runs great and is reliable, but it still need the interior done, otherwise it is in great shape. Since it has lived it's entire life in the western states, it is one of the few remaining Mopars that doesn't have any significant body or floorboard rot.
Check out the full album with over 100 hi-res pictures, It's all there, the good, bad and ugly. Specifically check out the detail shots i took of the super solid floorboards when the carpet was removed.
Image Gallery
Here are the details on the car as it sits right now.
1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite Station Wagon
440/727 combo with buckets, Console, and Power Steering!Clean CA TitleCA License Plate: "R 69 SUV" includedRegistration valid through January 2018VIN: RP46G9G288827Odometer: 52,518 (I think it's much more likely that it is 152,518 but can't say for sure as the odo rolls over at 99,999)
All "New" parts have been added over the last couple years and less than 1,000 miles ago
ENGINEEarly 70's 440 (unknown mileage, not the original engine)New Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger carb, electric choke & vacuum secondariesNew Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifoldNew Comp camshaft & lifters (CCL21-305-4, 0.464", 268°/276°, 110°)New Melling High Pressure Oil Pump (M63HP)New oil pan & pickupNew timing chainNew MP valve coversMopar Dual-Snorkel air cleanerNew mini-starterNew water pumpNew Firecore50 wire setNew motor mountsNew hooker competition headersNew TTI dual exhaust kitNew 26" radiator & shroudAll new belts/hoses etc...Overall the engine bay looks great
SUSPENSIONNew upper A armsNew lower front bushingsNew tie rodsNew shocks all aroundNew MP torsion bars (P5249158)New MP rear leaf springs (P4452982, P4452983)
WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKESNew front brakesNew front brake linesFirestone Indy500 tires with about 1000 miles on them from new.Front P255/60R15 on 7" wide rim with dog dish hubcapsRear P295/50R15 on 8" wide rim with dog dish hubcaps
BODYDecent paint (it's a 10-footer) and it's not perfect by any measure.Straight bodySome rust bubbling at the passenger side lower corner of the windshield and in the lower rear right sideRe-chromed stock bumpers, front and back.Front grill/bumper/fenders/hood area is extremely niceNeeds antennaGas tank removed and acid dipped
INTERIORMopar center console & floor shifterNew SW oil pressure and water temp gaugesNew carpetMopar bucket seats in the front but they are not the correct ones for the car.Rear facing 3rd row seat is nauseating for adults but epic for kids, they love it.The interior is unfinished. It really needs interior door panels, headliner, door hardware & rubber etc... Dash electronics are hit and miss, speedo works, odometer works, fuel gauge works, OEM temp gauge doesn't, and rear window switch doesn't work on the dash, works at the gate only. No heater control because stuff was disconnected under the dash at some point. Radio doesn't work at all.
OVERALLThis is a NOT a numbers matching car and it's not anything like perfect, nor will it ever be. It still needs lots of work but it's a fun muscle car that gets all sorts of looks and that you can pile the kids in and go get ice cream on the weekend. It has many mismatched parts that would drive a Mopar stickler insane but it looks greats and is fun, that's the point. And it does smoky burnouts. That's the other point. It's the perfect "Family" project car.
WHATS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH THE CAR RIGHT NOW ???On startup, when the motor is cold and running rough, the driver side header knocks against the torsion bar, making an annoying racket. Once the engine warms up and runs normal, it stops. The header needs to be removed and the offending area "persuaded" to give the bar some clearance.
IS THAT IT?Not hardly. While it does have a pretty healthy 440 in it, all it has to stop you is 4 wheel manual drum brakes. I really recommend upgrading those things. It also has a little more body roll in the turns than I would like, and by a little, I mean "holy crap were gonna tip over" levels of body roll that were apparently acceptable in the late 60's. If you are thinking about summer cruises to the beach over Decker then I would invest in at least one good anti-roll bar to keep everything fun and not so "white knuckle".
It also needs a repair on the right rear door where the door latch mounting holes are cracking and allowing the mechanism to move. I believe it can be repaired fairly easily but I haven't done it. See pics.
I can answer most questions about the car but i'm not an expert. If you are not local, I can assist with getting it to a shop of your choosing for a 3rd party mechanical inspection and can assist with meeting your shipper of choice.
Asking $12,400 OBO