Engine Size
472 HEMI V8
Transmission Type
Manual
Miles
700
Vin
3155131720
Stock
XHEMI
Engine Size
472 HEMI V8
Transmission Type
Manual
Miles
700
Vin
3155131720
Stock
XHEMI
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1965 Plymouth Belvedere- HEMI A990 Tribute- "Rotisserie" Restoration

In late 1964, as the new 1965 cars began to roll off the assembly line, Chrysler's Detroit Lynch Road Assembly Plant became a hotbed of performance. A special A990 version of the Race Hemi was available in either the new Dodge Coronet or Plymouth Belvedere. The engine retained the 12.5:1 compression ratio and 425hp output rating from its introduction the year before, but it benefitted from several internal improvements, including a redesigned solid-lifter cam, aluminum cylinder heads, and a magnesium intake manifold. The bodies receiving these engines had thin-gauge steel components and lightweight Corning glass in the doors, rear-quarters, and backlight. To qualify for the NHRA's Super Stock classes, 100 units of each had to be built. Lynch Road turned out 101 Dodges and 102 Plymouths. (From HotRod.com)

The cars — future legends that included the Chevy Impala Z-11, Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt, Pontiac Catalina Super Duty and Hemi-powered Dodge, and Plymouth A990 sedans — were built in small numbers, fitted with specialized racing equipment and stripped of creature comforts. They were part of a pitched battle for stoplight supremacy — but they were almost never advertised to the general public. They were intended to deliver their message on asphalt, not in newsprint. And though they were perfectly road legal — muffler, turn signals, and such — they were never intended for daily commutes. A sticker inside the glove compartment of Chrysler's limited-edition A990 models made that clear: “This model is intended for use in supervised acceleration trials and is not intended for highway or general passenger car use.” (From Hagerty Media)

This beautiful "era-correct" Ruby Red HEMI Mopar muscle car was built as a tribute to the Ultra Rare Factory NHRA Race versions of the Hemi Belvederes assembled for the 1965 model year. It's powered by an era-correct 472 cubic inch HEMI with a dual quad cross ram, 4-speed transmission and a 4.10 rear gear. There is no back seat, no armrest or outside mirrors, and only one windshield wiper. Our seller owned and campaigned an original version of this car in the '60s with the NHRA. He purchased this Belvedere close to 10 years ago. A complete "rotisserie" restoration has been completed and it has been driven less than 700 miles since. Our seller states that it runs and drives "excellent". As a professional builder and mechanic, you can count on this one as having been well sorted, and ready for ANY show event, nostalgic race event, or simply one of the most FUN collectible vehicles you've owned.
It can be yours for $69,700.

1965 Hemi Information:

10.25 compression, 1/4 inch stroke 472 CID

New Mopar Aluminum heads

Block is World Performance

Rode-Manley

Crank-Balanced SCAT

Diamond Pistons

Crane Cams - Hydraulic Cam

Hemi Rockers

Diamond Elkins stage II Manifold

Trans is 18 Spline 4 Spd

McLeod Clutch, Pressure Plate, Flywheel

Brakes are SSB Stainless Disc

Powder Coated Dana 60

4:10 Richmond with Spicer sure grip

33 Spline Mopar axles

Rich Aquino purchased the original 1965 Belvedere A990 in 1965 from Henderson Chrysler in St Clair Shores Michigan. He drove the car named Whiplash in drag races throughout the United States from 1965-1967. He was sponsored by Chrysler Motors but in 1967 Chrysler stopped sponsoring drag cars. At that point he was a family man with two children and once the sponsorship ended, he couldnt afford to keep racing because of the cost. Rich always wanted to keep his car and keep racing, but family responsibilities came first. His racing dreams and passion for the Hemi continued as throughout his adult life. He restored and modified a 1966 Valiant and a 1972 Oldsmobile still seeking speed and muscle.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
472 HEMI V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Red
Body Style
Doors
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1965
Make
Plymouth
Model
Belvedere
Miles
700

Interior

Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No
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