50k Original Miles: 1970 Plymouth Satellite Hardtop

The 1970 Plymouth Satellite is an extremely attractive car, and to find a spotless and original low-mileage example today is a rare treat. That is apparently the story with this car, which has a claimed 50,000 original miles showing on its odometer. If you are like me and are sorely tempted by this classic Plymouth, then you will find it located in Sherman, Texas. It is listed for sale here on eBay and comes with a BIN of $18,500.

The Satellite is a handsome car, especially in Hardtop form. This car is finished in Sand Pebble Beige and features a Black vinyl top. The panels, paint, and vinyl, all appear to be in really nice condition. There are no indications that there are any rust issues, and the comprehensive set of photos of the vehicle’s underside shows a car that is incredibly clean. The Rally wheels and beauty ring look to be in nice condition, as does the exterior trim and chrome. This looks like a car that is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

The Satellite’s Black interior trim looks to be in superb condition, and the grey inserts in the seats offer great contrast. The interior is completely original and unmodified, and the only potential fault that I can spot is the fact that the carpet may be exhibiting some minor fading. Still, it doesn’t look to be bad, and I would be very tempted to live with it to preserve the car’s originality. Given the Black vinyl top and black interior trim, the fact that the car is fitted with factory air conditioning would be a welcome inclusion.

Powering the Satellite is the original 318ci V8. This engine produces 230hp, which is sent to the rear wheels via a 3-speed TorqueFlite transmission. For driving ease and comfort, the vehicle also features power steering and power brakes. This combination provides the Plymouth with pretty reasonable levels of performance, with a 0-60mph time of 8.9 seconds, and a ¼ mile dispatched in around 16.6 seconds. The important fact here is that the owner says that the car runs and drives perfectly.

Sometimes there are situations where someone really wants to own a classic car, but taking on a restoration project is not viable. This Plymouth Satellite Hardtop is a vehicle that would appear to need nothing more than a new owner who will love and care for it. If you are on the hunt for a classic car that is ready to be driven and enjoyed, then this is a car that would appear to be a pretty hot prospect.



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  1. Troy s

    Great looking Plymouth, especially that black interior. It shouldn’t really matter here, but I’m not buying those performance figures,, seems a little optimistic.
    It’s always nice to see cars in shape like this for a change, every once in a while.

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  2. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    The Gullwing Motors guys of North Texas and has been on CL for awhile for the cheap $5 deal. Another 1970 went real quick locally on CL for a lot less just a week or so back.

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  3. Steve R

    It looks good in the pictures, if it’s that nice in person it probably won’t be available for long, assuming the dealer is a bit flexible when it comes to price. There aren’t many 2 door B-body’s that survived in good condition, it’s good to see one featured.

    Steve R

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  4. RedLamar

    While I’m no expert on these, I like this one. I had a 67 GTX when I was a teenager so I notice & appreciate nice Dodge’s & Plymouth’s like this when I see one. PS, PB and A/C…..perfect. It appears to me that the right front door has been repainted and that the trunk mat is probably new. Neither would prevent me from buying it if I were in the market. This is an outstanding example of a classy looking vehicle that I would be proud to drive to any cruise night.

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  5. cunnanm

    The wheels are considered “Road Wheels” and not “Rally Wheels”. 14 inchers and a cheaper knock off of Magnum 500’s. Rally’s are the steel ones with all the little holes around the outside edge and center caps along with the usual trim rings.

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  6. Rusty

    A friend of mine had one of these in the late 70s. Same body and drivetrain but manual drum brakes and no vinyl top or a/c. I helped him do a brake job on it and got to drive it a bit. I really liked that car and was sorry to see so many get turned into Road Runner clones. Really pleasant and nicely balanced with the 318/Torqueflite. I have had my eye out for one, but now is not the time.

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  7. Boatman Member

    Pretty good power steering leak, otherwise a great looking car!

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  8. TimM

    Really nice and clean will probably turn into a clone for someone’s wreck that they paid too much for the vin tag!!

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  9. Miguel

    The prices have gone so crazy on the Road Runners and the GTX’s, people think the base models are also worth gold.

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  10. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    Considering the condition inside and out with desirable options, especially the A/C, the price seems fair. It’s a good-looking car with adequate performance and it’s not a GTX or a Road Runner. I just hope it stays as-is and not turned into a clone.

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  11. Bingo

    IMHO using “perfect” to describe the redundant “running and driving” since it must be running to be driving condition is a stretch as 50 yr. old unrestored vehicle is far from perfect. There are visible issues both mechanically and cosmetically. 18.5 is not ridiculous but the powertrain and color is mundane.

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  12. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    I’d buy this and keep it the way it is. No need for another go fast clone.
    Up here in the salty north, that’s all you see – clones. This would be a breath of fresh air.

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  13. Steve

    Learned to drive in my parents’ Satellite. It had plenty of power and was easy to drive. Wish I had the money to buy it from them when they traded it for another Mopar.

  14. Del

    Nice car, obviuosly garaged most of life.

    Hagerty says in good condition the car is worth 16,800. Its in way better than good condition.

    Its a deal and will not last long

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  15. Moparman Member

    Really nice car! I’d add dual exhaust w/ factory tips, and source an OEM clock to fill the blank space in the gauges….otherwise, it’s ready to roll!! :-)

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  16. Bruce Fischer

    I just bought a 69 Plymouth Satellite, that was in a Ga. Barn with a cement floor. There is no rust in the floor pans or trunk pan.This car is a 4 door with a nice vinyl top. It looks like some ones grand mothers car till you look under the hood and unclip the hood pins. It has the 318 motor with chrome valve covers, an over sized cam, with a high rise manifoild , with a barell carb, headers and cherry bomb mufflers and dual exhaust. It has a nice clean interior too. I jumped on it and took it home and cleaned it up and its going to be a daily driver sleeper. I wish I could post a picture. Bruce.

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  17. Jeff

    Nice ORIGINAL car. Most likely b a clowned roadrunner. My 70 RR wasnt as nice in 79. Being a western Pa car but it did have a 67 440 / 375 motor 4 speed. prices on MOPARS really are ratcheting upward. Even total rot boxes are fetchin 10 grand could b a great deal. But some one probly muff it up with. A NEW OVERATED HEMI SWAP. KINDA OFF SUBJECT BUT when was the last time ya seen a 70 SPORT SATTELITE??? They had the cool honey comb grills ive only personally eyeballed one of em like forever ago

    • Steve

      ” a clowned roadrunner”
      I see what you did there.

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  18. RobRoy560

    Love these old Mopars. This one is nice because it’s not a GTX or Roadrunner wannabe. It’s just a clean example of a classic with some giddy-up, and it should be enjoyed on cruising nights and at car swaps/meets.

    I am a fan of the 318. True it’s no Hemi, but it’s a solid V-8. My parents had it in a 1975 Dart, and a 1989 B-250 conversion van.

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  19. Ron

    I had a ’70 Satellite convertible back in the early 70s, it had about 16K miles when I got it. Bright yellow with black top & interior, 318 auto. Added dual glasspacks, chrome wheels & RWL tires etc. I loved the look, it was a real “chick magnet”. Sadly was nothing but trouble from day 1 for me. Being in the Air Force and E-3, I couldn’t afford to maintain & insure it. Hated to sell it but couldn’t afford to keep it. It was the first – and last – MOPAR for me.

  20. Alessandro

    Im from Brazil and bought the car. Great car… will keep original

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      Congratulations – enjoy!

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