- Bouchillon Performance 6.1 liter Hemi V8
- Hughes Performance A727 Torqueflite transmission
- Moser Sure Grip rear end
- Completely custom suspension
- Custom rack and pinion steering
- Wilwood four wheel disc brake system
- Highly modified body
- Custom-mixed Matrix 'Screamer Yellow' paint
- Completely custom interior
- Featured in multiple publications
During the dark days of 70s emissions systems, there was stalwart car guys. During the lackluster 80s performance scene, there was hardcore car guys. And even now, with ever increasing gas prices becoming the norm, there are still diehard car guys. No matter where the future leads, there will ALWAYS be lifestyle enthusiasts who build a culture around the rush of pushing cars to their extremes; and unless you're one of us, it's something you'll never understand. So, what happens when a 'lifer' executes a dream build in which the sky is literally the limit? You get a mind numbing head turner like this 1972 Plymouth Satellite! The product of a high dollar, multi-year build, this incredible Mopar pro-tourer wraps a 500 horsepower 3G Hemi and a completely custom suspension in a custom leather interior and killer custom-mixed paint. If you're a fellow enthusiast who's looking to satisfy an unrelenting need to go fast and make a big statement, this magazine featured B-Body is just your style!
Completed in early 2012, this super clean curve carver is the direct result of what happens when a seasoned fabricator has an uncompromised vision, major dedication and access to a six-figure bank account. See, the car's creator already owned a killer Charger that was buff enough to pull down sub 10-second passes on an NHRA-sanctioned drag strip, so he wanted to build a second car that was a bit milder and quite different. Enter this neon Plymouth, a project which quickly escalated from the restoration of a fun cruiser into the creation of an outrageous driver's car. For starters, this newly dubbed (S)atellite (T)ouring e(X)treme's mostly rust-free body was stripped and mounted to a custom rotisserie that ensured its floors would turn out every bit as nice as its vertical panels. Once that body was completely prepped, two inches of steel was welded to its rockers to simultaneously hide Ma Mopar's hasty pinch welds and provide a mean, buckled down stance. When those rockers were fully integrated, Matrix rose sealer was applied between hours of block sanding, and eventually coated in a thick layer of Matrix epoxy primer. When that primer cured, one-off Matrix 'Screamer Yellow' paint, which had been mixed six times over, was stacked six coats deep under matte black war paint and modern “HEMI 6.1L” call-outs. And finally, nine coats of Matrix clear was followed by days of wet sanding and hours of tedious buffing. The result is one awesome Plymouth that, over the course of 2.5 years, was mostly completed by one dedicated gearhead in his own personal shop. And today, the car sits as a modern and exceptionally well-done tribute to both the best of classic Detroit muscle and the best of modern age hot rodding!
There's just something about a broad shouldered Mopar that appeals to pretty much everyone with a pulse. Maybe it's their wow factor. Maybe it's the sense of strength they convey. Or maybe it's simply the surface development of their hard-edged panels. Whatever the case may be, this custom Satellite carries all that classic Chrysler charm under a whole slew of details which highlight a clean and modern appearance. At the front of the car's mirror-like body, a prominent, '72 Road Runner grille hangs a colorful Road Runner mug between modern driving lights, bright halogen headlamps, a tucked '71 Road Runner bumper and a custom-fabricated chin spoiler. Above that grille, a custom Plymouth STX emblem and blacked out lanyards lead the eye to dark-tinted glass that's framed by black stainless trim and pristine, color-keyed drip rails. At the sides of that STX emblem, shaved body panels prop small mechanical door poppers between matte black sport mirrors and a custom trunk spoiler. And at the back of those panels, a tucked '71 Road Runner bumper hangs a Viper-themed fuel filler between showroom-fresh tail lights, a custom rear valence that's complete with custom stainless exhaust tips, and a trick tag bracket.
Hoist this Plymouth's bright fiberglass hood and you'll find 6.1 liters of naturally aspirated 3G Hemi bliss. Straight from the factory that popular SRT8 powerplant produces an impressive 425 horsepower and 420 lb./ft. of torque. And with the help of a custom tune by the folks at Bouchillon Performance Engineering in Hanahan, South Carolina, its performance transforms from wild to flat out wicked! Measuring in at roughly 372 cubic inches, the big mill uses a revised block, forged internals, lighter pistons and a cast aluminum intake to crank out a whopping 500 horsepower and 460 lb./ft. of torque. And best of all, that's 500 horsepower that'll fire up in any weather, last thousands of maintenance-free miles, and probably lay waste to any old school muscle car that's brave enough to stage a challenge! At the top of the modern monster, a traditional Air Grabber hood scoop funnels wind into a custom-fabricated cold air intake. At the sides of the motor, a slick pair of TTI ceramic coated headers ensure the cylinders breathe as well as they eat. At the back of the motor, a custom Bouchillon Performance Engineering throttle pressure lever ensures the Gen Y mill communicates well with the car's Boomer-era A727 transmission. And at the front of the motor, a high performance Griffin radiator makes excellent use of two electric puller fans. Visually, the car's engine compartment comes together just as well as its highly modified exterior. The big V8's exceptionally clean install forgoes the current 'plastic dome of doom' trend in favor of yellow “HEMI 6.1L” branded fuel rail shrouds that actually resemble tall valve covers. Spotless fenders have been layered in familiar Screamer Yellow paint and bolted to a custom-fabricated shock tower brace. And everything, from the car's hidden Painless wiring and color-keyed Wilwood master cylinder to its custom-accented cowl and traditional orange block, is well-planned and professionally executed.
Launch this Satellite into a lift-induced orbit and you'll find a fully finished undercarriage that's a product of professional grade customization and a whole roster of top notch pro-touring hardware. Behind the neo Hemi, a Hughes Performance A727 Torqueflite produces great bite and hard launches. Out back, there's a fresh Moser Sure Grip rear end that's equipped with moderate, pavement pounding gears. At the front of the car, custom-mounted rack and pinion steering provides smooth turns and quick reflexes. That rack is held off the ground by a first class double A-arm suspension that's a product of Magnumforce upper control arms, two inch drip spindles, fresh Aldan coil overs and modified Mancini lower control arms. Holding the car's rear end off the ground is a Reilly Motorsports triangulated four link set up that's equipped with new QA-1 coil over shocks. Momentum comes courtesy of a custom, low-profile fuel tank that's been baffled and pressure tested to ensure the car's injected mill always has a steady supply of dino juice. Stops are supplied by 4-piston Wilwood calipers that squeeze 11 inch drilled and slotted rotors up front and 12 inch drilled and slotted rotors out back. Exhaust rolls from the aforementioned TTI headers into custom 3 inch pipes that are complete with an X-shaped crossover, mean Flowmaster 40s, custom stainless tips and a smooth coat of hi-temp paint. At the corners of the chassis, custom Boze Alloy wheels spin 235/55R18 front and 305/45R20 rear Yokohama Advan STs around graphite gray spokes, satin-finished lips and yellow-trimmed center caps. And with its tied frame and custom chromoly sway bar, this awesome Plymouth is ready and willing the climb the steepest hills and carve the nastiest curves!
Open this B-Body's solid closing doors and take in its custom black interior that, as an astute combination of serious hardware and modern aesthetics, is the perfect place to spend jaunts like Hot Rod's famed Power Tour. The first thing you'll notice is a pair of GS-1 touring buckets, fitted with high quality RCI harnesses, that are so supportive they'll have no problem living life 100 miles at a time. Between those seats, a custom console anchors a B&M Pro Bandit shifter between two cup holders and a remote controlled Sony CD player. At the base of that console, new Auto Custom Carpets flooring rides between a modified foot pedal assembly, “Plymouth” branded mats and a thick layer of Dynamat sound deadening material. At the sides of those rugs, custom, “6.1L HEMI” branded door panels flash color-keyed piping above suede kick cloth. At the front of those door panels, a clean Just Dashes dash features snazzy white-faced gauges and a modern pushbutton ignition switch. Above that dash, a fresh headliner hangs a second custom console between a custom-fabricated mirror and a bright LED dome light. In front of the driver, a three-spoke Momo steering wheel spins a thick black rim around a shaved steering column. And at the back of the cockpit, a custom rear seat rides in front of a fully finished trunk that features a large Mopar insignia.
As quite possibly the most outrageous Satellite ever built, this first rate Plymouth comes with a pile of documentation and accessories that includes:
* An original owner's manual
* A photo album that's full of detailed restoration pictures
* A copy of the car's cover feature in the July 2012 edition of American Muscle Cars
* A copy of the car's feature in the July 2012 edition of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette
* A copy of the car's centerfold in the August 2012 edition of Mopar Collector's Guide
* A copy of the car's cover feature in the December 2012 edition of Mopar Action magazine
* A copy of the car's feature in 1-800 Radiator and A/C's latest calendar and parts brochure
* A 1/6th scale replica Hemi engine
Brutally fast and visually stunning, this awesome Plymouth perfectly embodies the tried and true philosophy of pushing the envelope as far as the arc will go. With the potential to rip off impressive track times, and top notch craftsmanship that's good enough to land national trophies, it's ready to hit the dogleg tomorrow morning and win the show tomorrow night!
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