''60s Chrysler products had a certain swagger to them that is hard to define. Cars like this 1965 Plymouth Belvedere look both brutal and graceful at the same time, like a hockey player moving impossibly smoothly across the ice only to knock an opponent unconscious with a single blow. The light blue paint gives it a bright disposition, but the sheetmetal says that this car is a no-nonsense machine ready to kick some asphalt. Repainted two years ago, it definitely has a 1960s look that''s crisp and clean, and the color is subtle enough that the Belvedere looks upscale rather than merely affordable. The work is well done, with a decent shine and decent gaps. The long, straight bodywork contrasts nicely with the almost delicate cantilevered roofline, which was a Chrysler trademark for most of the 1960s and works especially well here. Nice chrome, big, bold PLYMOUTH lettering on the hood, and stainless side trim give it some sparkle to go with its swagger, and the rear end will look familiar to anyone who raced a car in the early ''60s only to find the Chrysler guys were doing it better. Two-tone upholstery gives this plain-Jane Belvedere a real upscale look inside, and it''s really very well done. Bench seats provide expansive room, and the seat covers are in such good shape that they appear to be recently replaced. Matching door panels tie it all together and the carpets look virtually new and the darker shade helps keep it looking clean. The gauges cover all the major functions and it''s all wrapped in a very period-perfect plastic and chrome dashboard. The steering wheel remains in excellent condition and with a dearth of options, there''s not much that can go wrong; there''s not even a heater! On the other hand, that means no buggered-up wiring to deal with and it''s like a blank slate for upgrades down the line. As you''d expect, the trunk is massive and nicely finished with a reproduction mat that goes quite nicely with the light blue paint. The engine is a smooth and torquey 318 cubic inch V8, which by all accounts is this car''s original, numbers-matching engine. It doesn''t look like it''s been heavily modified, so it remains the same bulletproof soldier that it''s always been, and there are plenty of signs of routine maintenance. Freshly painted valve covers add a little contrast to the otherwise all-black engine bay, and it really is very clean for a vehicle coming up on 50 years old. A durable 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission feeds the stock rear end, and twin Flowmaster mufflers give it a bit of a muscle car rumble that suits its personality. It''s driver quality underneath and sports a patina that matches its age. Flashy Magnum 500 wheels are a nice period upgrade and carry fat 225/70/14 white-letter radials. Quite reasonably priced, this is an unusual, attractive, and fun Mopar that has loads of potential. Or just drive and enjoy as-is, reliving the simplicity of a bygone era. Either way, you''ll love this Belvedere. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.