YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:11 am, January 27, 2013
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.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know