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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Just $2,988 would have bought you this 1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite 43 years ago. This was back when the mid-sized Plymouth line was going through a name-change phase: They’d been called Belvedere since their inception for the 1963 model year. Then the Satellite was introduced as the top-line Belvedere hardtop coupe and convertible model for 1965. (Previously, the Belvedere name had been used for the second-cheapest full-sized Plymouth through the 1962 model year.) For 1970, the Belvedere name had been relegated to the cheapest mid-sized two- and four-door sedan and a station wagon. The line also included Satellite, GTX, and Road Runner models. It’s confusing, but that’s how things ran in the 60s and 70s (I think somewhere at Chrysler was a Vice President in charge of model juggling). This blue-and-white two-door hardtop was photographed a few summers ago along the shores of Lake Erie in the Town of Sheridan. You can view all of the 1970 Plymouths here.

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— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • sean crowley

    Jim, I am no car nut but I am slightly obsessed with teh Suburban. I spotted an old white one the other day in a parking lot on Genessee a block or three east of Fillmore. The thing looks like a relic and I was in a hurry or I woulda got a pic of it. Guessing somewhere between mid 50s to mid 60s from what I could compare on an image search.