1963 Plymouth Savoy 2 door Post

Make: Plymouth
Model: Other
Type: U/K
Trim: Base
Year: 1963
Mileage: 10,000
VIN: 31202806
Fuel: Gasoline
Drive type: U/K
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Philomath, Oregon, United States

Description of 1963 Plymouth Other

This 1963 Plymouth Savoy has been a race car all its life. has a huge amount of character and an incredible collection of go-fast goodies. It was raced during the heyday of drag racing at such tracks as Lyons. Sears point. Carlsbad. Fremont. Riverside. Orange County. Los Angeles County and Bakersfield. It was originally owned. built and raced by Don Swanson. a well-known racer of the era. He now runs a racing school in San Diego. It was also raced by Bruce Jenner in the mid 80's at a celebrity drag race in Palm Springs. Jenner won in the finals against a Hemi powered Dart. In 1990. Don sold the car and it passed through the hands of several collectors until it was purchased in 2010 by its most recent owner. a businessman from Anaheim who had plans to do more than just look at it: he wanted to turn it into an 8 second drag carThe new owner pulled the 440 c. i. engine and transmission and took the car to Superior Automotive Engineering in Placentia California for a complete mechanical make over (engine. ransmission. uspension. brakes. roll cage work. fuel system. electronics and more) to the tune of more than $50. 00. Sadly. upon finishing the car he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away shortly thereafter. He only made it to the track for a couple shakedown partial throttle 1/8th mile passes. ( search youtube w/ "blast from the past 1963 Plymouth " to see one of these passes ) After I picked up the car I went over to Superior for a visit and tour the facility. We went over the details on the car and got all the paperwork and the dyno sheets. (these will be included with the car)The roll cage was updated and safety certified to 8. 5 seconds in the quarter-mile. A chrome-molly tubular a-arm front end was installed. Also added were Wilwood disc brakes (front and rear) to slow the Old B body down. Next. they went to work on the engine. coming up with a 547 inch wedge making making 987 hp at 7200 RPM's . The price tag on the engine alone was over 29k!The engine has Indy cylinder heads and intake. 13. 5 to 1 compression ratio. dual 1050 CFM dominator carburetors a big roller camshaft. and lots and lots of other high dollar parts. They cut no corners on this build. Here is a list of parts: ENGINEMopar Performance BlockScatt 4. 5" forged 4340 stroker crankshaftGRP connecting rodsRoss pistons (coated)Comp Roller Cam . 693 lift/315 deg. duration intake. . 665 lift/323 deg. duration exhaustIsky roller liftersMoroso Vac. pump and regulatorIndy CNC HeadsIndy dual dominator tunnel ramCometic head gasketsJesel RockersManton pushrodsComp Cams valve springsDan Olson custom oil panMilodon oil systemMaziere electric water pumpMSD crank trigger ignition systemProgrammable MSD Digital-7 Plus 2 Holley 1050 Dominators (reworked by Superior)Aluminum radiator and dual electric fansAssembled. nbsp;balanced and dyno tested by Superior (dyno sheets will be included)This is the best running big race engine I have ever been around. It idles and responds like an injected engine. Transmission:Art Carr 727 w/ reverse manual valve body and trans brakeArt Carr 4500 rpm converterAluminum 1350 yoke drive-shaftRear end:Dana 60 w/4. 56 gearsAdjustable ladder bar rearSuspension/ BrakesQA1 coil over shocks front and rearWilwood disc brakes front and rearThe car is perfect mechanically. The car has dynomax race mufflers and sounds incredible. The controls and switches are well laid out. I am sure I'm missing things on this build. feel free to give me a call @ 503 689 0650 if you have any questions. Thanks for looking My plan was to bring this car home and have my body shop do a beautiful red paint job on it and then sell the car in the spring. I have since had second thoughts about erasing the history in the existing paint job . I have talked to several old timers and to Don Swanson himself. They all agree: do not paint the car. rather let the history live on. So. I will run the car here as is and if it does not sell. I will paint the car as planned. By the way. it should run 8. 80 at about 153 in the quarter mile.