383 Six-Pack! 1971 Plymouth Satellite Sebring-Plus

Plymouth fuselage styling began in 1969’s full-sized cars and graced the redesigned mid-sized Satellite in 1971. This Satellite Sebring-Plus outside Greenville, South Carolina seeks a new owner here on craigslist. Currently decorated as a faux Road Runner (also available in ’71), this Satellite is no all-show no-go poser. The original 383 cid (6.3L) V8 has traded its 4bbl intake setup for a “Six Pack” setup, a trio of two-barrel carburetors. This wild induction system would have originally mandated the 440 cid (7.2L) V8, and promises increased fuel economy and plenty of power with the 383. Thanks to reader Lavin C. for spotting this powerful Plymouth. Not many shiny Mopars come in at this car’s $9000 asking price. What are you waiting for?

Despite being named after a famous race track in sunny Florida, the Sebring-Plus found itself in a snow-filled setting in Plymouth’s sales literature for 1971. After all, who wouldn’t choose a RWD V8-powered muscle car when planning a snowy driving adventure?

The center 2bbl carburetor handles calm driving while the front and rear carbs kick in when your right foot summons more ferocity. With air conditioning, cruise-control, power brakes, and power steering, this Satellite should be a pleasure to drive.

The seller confesses one big negative:  the front frame rails need repair or replacement due to rust. For someone with fabrication skills, that could be a weekend fix! Paint over the original chrome bumpers sometimes indicates a cheap way to hide rust and dents. There may be shiny chrome underneath, but I wouldn’t count on it. This Satellite will never bring the big bucks of a final-year Hemi-equipped Road Runner, but the price is set low enough for an entry-level enthusiast to have some fun without embarking on an epic restoration. How would you change this Satellite?


  1. Rock On

    I wonder what happened to that rear carburetor, is it only a 4 pack now?

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  2. Shawn Fox Firth

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  3. don

    Nope ! I’m a Mopar guy, but one thing I don’t like is somebody trying to make a car into something it isnt. Put a big block in a Sebring ? Thats Ok. Putting Road Runner stripes and hood on one ? Sorry , no . .The Sebring Plus was a high line Satellite , not a stripped looking “muscle car ” . Its just my opinion , but I don’t like clone cars !

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    • Boatman Member

      I had a ’72 Sebring Plus and it didn’t need any help being a muscle car!

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      • Srt8

        I had a 72 plus as well with the larger output 400. Slap stick, dual exhaust, electric windows, rear speaker fader and still had the original window sticker and the trash bag that hung on your radio knob. It was all green (seats, carpet, dash, console and headliner) except for the Argent Silver strip on the bottom.

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      • Mark Black

        My first car was a honey dew 72 Sebring Plus in High School. Black high back buckets, slap stick. 400ci 2bl. Magnum 500 wheels. I have dreams about finding that car and driving it home. I want to buy one when I retire. I agree about cars being original. I cringe when I see a “road runner” tribute car that was formally a satelite.

    • Sandy Claws

      To me, it is pretty smart. You have the same performance and looks, basically the same car at a fraction of the cost. To me, that spells brilliance. Now, just so he doesn’t try to pass it off as the real thing and try to cheat someone. Clones bring us back closer to the original hobby, when it was more about fun then money. A well done clone to me will always be better then an original. Besides, you can drive a clone, plus many have upgrades that make them better cars then the originals. People, stop being told what to do and think.

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      • 82AbnVet

        Well said!

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      • '59fordFAN

        Hear, hear; well-put!

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    • John Wilburn

      I kinda think of a 71 Roadrunner as an imitation Roadrunner anyway, having grown up when regular working stiffs could own, drive, and enjoy 68-69 models.

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  4. PAUL C

    i glad someone else saw the carb thing. i thought my eyes were going !

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  5. Woody

    He found out it’s worth more than asking price,if its a driver.

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  6. Troy s

    ‘Dern six pack set up kicked in so hard it blew the rear carb clear off the manifold! Hahaha, it’s just a neat old Plymouth street cruiser, I’d probably switch out that set up for a decent 4 barrel intake but that’s just me. No stripes or spoiler, but maybe a set of mags…it’s kinda weird but I was thinking of an old blue Satellite on a used car lot back in ’81 earlier today and then I see this one here.

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  7. Tom Justice

    There was an episode of Fantom Works when a guy brought in a MOPAR with a factory 383 six pack. Dan said there was no such thing and the customer said it was a prototype that got out and he was contacted by Plymouth to get it back and he refused to sell it.

    • Fiete T.

      How many times has a story like that been told?

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      • Lynn Dockey Member

        So far today, just once.

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      • Fiete T.

        Day is young…there is hope!

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  8. Tort Member

    Rear spoiler and a white something over the roof? Why?

  9. 82AbnVet

    Plymouth called their 3 two barrel Carb setup a “Six-Barrel”
    Dodge called it a “Six-Pak”

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  10. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    I like the “fringe” Mopars: the ones that aren’t going for an astronomical price, but would still be fun to own. This, and a ’66 Charger, are a couple of examples.

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  11. James

    The rusted front(!!!) frame rails must have shook a carburetor off…

  12. THAD

    Hey guys 👦 I bought that car😁

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