"I come up on a Mustang, and they think they've got a car, and I just blow right by them through a corner and their eyes get really big,"--Steve Sommers

Fast Facts

1966 Plymouth Satellite convertible
Owned by: Steve Sommers, Riverside, California

Mopar Power:

  • Engine: Greg Bolton built the 426 Hemi with Mopar aluminum heads, Eagle crankshaft, Keith Black pistons, Manley rods, Comp Cams solid-lifter camshaft, Edelbrock intake with two 600 cfm Holley four-barrels and Dick Landy Industries rockers. PSM fabricated a custom oil pan, and modified the stock pick up to work with it.
  • Transmission: A Bob Mazzolini-built 727, with a Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive and a B&M QuikSilver shifter (using an OEM '66 Satellite console shifter handle).
  • Rearend: Dana 60 by Strange Engineering, with 3.73 gears and a True Trac limited-slip differential.

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: (Front) No Limits' tubular A-arms, two-inch drop spindles QA1 coilover shocks and a Speedway Engineering anti-sway bar (Rear) Custom four-link suspension with QA1 coilovers and a Speedway Engineering anti-sway bar
  • Brakes: Wilwood discs all around, with four-piston calipers and 10 inch rotors.
  • Wheels and Tires: High-tech Toyo Proxes T-1S tires wear Boyd Coddington Wheels' Classic IIs, 17 x 8 inches in front, 18 x 10 inches in rear.

High Impact:

  • Body: What was left of the original '66 B-Body convertible unibody was repaired, smoothed of all trim, and prepped for paint by Freddy Valdez in Santa Ana, California. De-trimmed '66 Belvedere I taillights replaced the stock Satellite ones, while stock-size halogen headlights replaced the OEM sealed beams Bumpers and door handles were re-chromed by Steve Jones in Murietta, California, who also plated the front control arms, hood hinges and X-bone in black nickel.
  • Paint: House of Kolor's BC25 Black basecoat, with a HOK clearcoat.
  • Interior: Stock-look interior features door panels and seat covers by Legendary (installed by Henry Toro at The Upholsterers, Riverside, CA), and Painless Wiring behind the dash.