True to its entry-level roots, Darryl's '65 doesn't wear a lot of trim, outside or in. The body was treated to a thorough prep by Darryl, aided by his father, stepfather, and stepbrothers, before the House of Kolor Orange Pearl paint went on. Inside, the original bench seats were treated to a gray tweed upholstering by Lewis Upholstery in Vine Grove, Kentucky. the stock dash received a set of Auto Meter gauges, and the rollcage was designed and built so its front uprights parallel the A-pillars and door openings (combining function with a cool look).

Darryl's owned other Mopars, and he has at least one more right now. "I've owned four Barracudas, and I had a '65 Coronet post. I have the '65 Belvedere and a '34 Plymouth coupe also." That '34 might end up getting the engine that's in the '65 now, if Darryl decides that it's time for another upgrade. He says, "If I pull it out [of the Belvedere], I'm going to put a Hemi in the car, probably a 572-inch or 604-inch pump-gas Hemi."

Fast Facts
'65 Plymouth Belvedere • Two-Door Sedan
Darryl Scott
Elizabethtown, KY

Mopar Power
Engine: A 451-inch RB engine, built by Sam Murphy Racing Engines, Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Hardware includes: Mopar block, Eagle steel H-beam rods, Venolia pistons (8.0:1), stock Mopar steel crank, Ultradyne cam (.552 lift, 312 duration, advertised 255 at .050) with Manley valves (2.14/1.81), Comp Cams valvesprings, ported and polished Edelbrock aluminum heads, BDS supercharger, Enderle mechanical fuel injection, MSD electronic ignition (10 Plus ignition box/coil, MSD boost/timing retard), Hedman Hedders (2-inch primaries into 3-1/2-inch collectors), Flowmaster mufflers, and 3-1/2- inch exhausts. Nitrous-oxide injection system capable of 50-350 extra horsepower.
Transmission: A 727 with Turbo Action shift kit, Dynamic 9-1/2-inch (4200 stall) converter, and B&M Pro Ratchet shifter.
Rearend: Not exotic, but it doesn't need to be. 8-3/4-inch with 4.30 Richmond gears and 35-spline Moser axles.

Sure Grip
Suspension:
Front: Original-type torsion-bar suspension with LRT Chassis' chrome-moly tubular K-member and upper control arms
Rear: factory Mopar Super Stock rear leafsprings.
Shocks: Front units are six-cylinder application B-Body gas shocks, while the rear uses Competition Engineering drag shocks.
Steering: LRT Chassis rack-and-pinion unit replaced stock manual steering box.
Brakes: Aerospace discs in front, drums in back, with a drag chute in rear license plate opening if needed.
Wheels: Weld ProStars, 15x3-1/2 in front, 15x12 in back.
Tires: Mickey Thompson, 28x7.5x15 front, 315/60-15 back.

High Impact
Body: Original '65 Belvedere I two-door sedan body, with WS Racing Fiberglass scooped hood, bumpers, and decklid replacing stock steel items. Firewall smoothed. Lack of chrome trim courtesy of Mother Mopar. Bodywork and paint prep by owner with help from his father, stepfather, and stepbrothers.
Paint: House of Kolor's retinal-refreshing Orange Pearl, applied by Herbie.
Interior: Stock interior upgraded with a rollcage, Auto Meter gauges, and a Grant steering wheel. Seats, headliner, and door/side panels were upholstered in grey tweed by Lewis Upholstery, Vine Grove, Kentucky.Sound system: See engine.