A 1964 Plymouth Belvedere is a cool enough car. They only made the 5th-gen cars for a few years, but you could option them with a 383 under the hood. That’s what Ray Evernham has done here… sort of.
He’s taken a ’64 Belvedere body, and dropped it on an actual NASCAR chassis. This chassis has been raced in the Daytona 500. That makes this 100% a race car that happens to be wearing street car clothes.
The engine has been detuned so it’s only producing around 780 horsepower. There’s carbon fiber all over the place, a full roll cage, racing buckets, and a few other tricks.
This is how you properly pay homage to a sport you love (Evernham has been/is a crew chief, team owner, TV commentator, etc). In the world of sleeper cars, this one sits damn near the top of the list of great ones.
[Update: This car is actually for sale right now, and the asking price is steep… but I’m not really sure what a car like this should cost. Check out the listing here at RK Motors.]
Ray Evernham just built the best "old" Plymouth out there
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ya know, a car that can only turn left should be half priced.Loading…
You would have to work hard to register this as a 1964 Plymouth in Australia. Not impossible, but it would need engineering certification to sign off on the ‘modifications’. Let’s face it, it is a Nascar with Plymouth body panels. If you have seen the Merlin-powered 55 Chevy that Rod Hadfield got registered, things are possible!Loading…