Take a look at Keith Taylor's sharp Plymouth two-door hardtop. If you're like most people, at first glance you mistake it for a GTX. Then, on second look, you check out the fender badging and realize that this Rapid Transit car is a '66. The GTX didn't come out until 1967.
Your next thought, seeing the 15x7-inch Weld wheels, is that if this isn't a GTX, it must be a professionally-modified street machine, and that's why it looks so hot. You'd be half right. On closer inspection, you realize that the car looks so hot because it is a Satellite. Modifications are few and far between. Keith Taylor's '66 looks so sharp because it's mostly stock! That's what we call a natural born street machine. Nobody did it better than Mopar.
It would be hard to imagine a cleaner looking two-door hardtop. It's a great canvas for a street machine, mild or wild. Keith chose the mild route. On the outside, you see the aluminum rims, which really stand out against the Bright Red factory stock paint. Inside, the bucket seats, console, and floor-mounted shifter for the 4-speed are also 100 percent stock. Satellites got these upgrades over the basic Belvedere.
Under the hood is the 325 horse 383 four barrel, which at the start of the model year was the highest performance V8 available in this B-Body. (The first street Hemi came a little later in the model year.) Keith modified the 383 with a slightly bigger Chrysler hydraulic cam, just enough to make a rumble through the Flowmaster dual mufflers. He also popped on a set of Edelbrock valve covers and an Edelbrock low restriction air cleaner, and voil, the Franklin, Ohio, Mopar enthusiast had a street machine. With very few modifications, this Satellite looks so hot that people mistake it for either a GTX or a street machine that really grabs your attention.