Plymouth Belvedere (the most stunning example) For Sale (1958)

The history of this car.
The car was a 1958 plymouth belvedere which had all the correct exterior components to match the car in the movie and was resprayed red (not the correct shade), he had went through the trouble of reupholstering the interior and started an engine swap on the car. He had removed the original 318 and had installed a 383 out of a 71 roadrunner with a matching 727 transmission.
No driveshaft, no functional brakes, would fire but wouldnt run, factory manual steering, factory manual brakes, and original drum brakes.
We talked some numbers and eventually agreed on a price, car was sold, and so the story began.
The car was shipped to my father who took the car to a shop to have it “reconditioned”, paint, chrome, suspension and an SSBC disc conversion were done. Engine was rebuilt but not much was done as far as making the car actually run and move. The brakes were in but didnt operate, power steering box was in but not operational, and much more
2 years later, the car was on a standstill, all the latter was installed, but again no engine, drivetrain or brakes were operational.
When i graduated college in automotive, and moved in with my father, i offered him to finish the project, and after some ideas were exchanged, we agreed and the car was brought to me.
We decided we wanted the car to be as reliable as possible, keep the old style, keep the looks and make the car look like the movie, but perform better than when it left the factory. This coupled to my electrical knowledge and EFI experience, we opted to get rid of the original harness and make a custom new one, and upgrade to efi as well. Power steering, power brakes were also added, lighting systems were renewed, audio components upgraded, A/C was installed, heater system was reconditioned and the list goes on and on.
The project took me a total of around 7-8 months, i went into a lot of detail with the engine bay, so much so that i saw the movie at least 10 times trying to notice differences between cars and adding things to make our example similar, i became a huge fan, so much so that i ended up reading the book, yet again finding differences and similarities. All this while working on it part time, we did test drives and a lot of research and development as far as different components went, several items were installed and then removed and finally replaced with better ones or some that would better suit the application. A lot of time went into this car, and what we ended up with is a “turn key restomod replica of Christine”.
There is much to be said about our time with this particular example, but for now it is time for us to part ways. it would probably take you hours to read all i have to write so i will keep this short and simple by making a list of all the parts and things that have been done to our 58 belvedere in our ownership
These are as follows:
Bare-metal movie car red paintjob
Fully functional windows
New stainless steel trim inserts
Re-upholstered interior by previous owner
Full fury exterior conversion
Older re-chromed bumpers and winglets
383 big block engine from a 71 roadrunner (rebuilt)
727 torqueflite from the same car (rebuilt)
Shift kit
Push button conversion kit
Comp cam (unsure of size)
Dual quad manfiold
Dual quad FITECH efi system
FITECH fuel commander
Fitech Post fuel filter
Lokar kickdown cable
1” carb spacers
Wrapped headers
New mechanical fuel pump
Pertronix igniter for points delete
New distributor/new cap/ new rotor
High flow water pump
New valve covers
Replica fiberglass oval air filters
75 dart power steering pump (late model saginaw)
100 amp alternator from summit
New voltage regulator (custom setup with late model mopar reg)
Msd blaster 2 coil
New custom MSD spark plug wires
Shorty headers
All new full exhaust
Modified oil pan
Vintage air a/c compressor and pulley setup for mopar “B” engines
Dual A/C v-belts
Mark IV Vintage air A/C setup with custom lines
ALL NEW CUSTOM FULL BODY WIRING HARNESS (braided harness in engine bay. added fusebox with modern fuses)
All aluminum radiator from a 69 challenger
Ford style heater control valve (fully functional with original controls. Deletes old leak prone setup)
Vacuum assist pump
Modified vacuum canister to look like movie
Power brakes conversion (rebuilt factory brake booster bellow)
Power steering conversion (rebuilt power steering box)
New tie rods, ball joints and bushings
2” rear drop
Dual 10” puller fans
12” pusher for a/c condenser
Functional neutral safety switch
Electronic parking brake (works with neutral safety switch)
SSBC front and rear disc brake conversion
Wilwood brake proportioning valve with brake switch
New dual circuit master cylinder
Dashboard led lights
Retrosound bluetooth ipod compatible stereo (works with factory stereo knobs)
5 channel kenwood amp
6 ¼ front separate speaker set (pioneer with custom kick panels)
6x9 image dynamics rear speakers
New horn
NOS taillights
Repaired, straightened and polished stainless steel trim
Re-chromed components by Paul’s chrome (hood emblems, fender trim, interior trim, trunk lettering, and other misc pieces. $14,000 total invoice)
Recent alignment
New tires
Full body aluminized brake lines
New full body weatherstripping
Oem style underhood mat
Oem style trunk mat
Inner trunk bedlined
“belvedere “ badge delete
Modified rear left hub to accept right hand thread lug bolts
74 new yorker driveshaft
Fully functional and operational lights (high beams, low beams, turn signals, brake lights and reverse light, dome light)
Fully functional factory heater system
Many other adapting, reliability and aesthetic mods
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or message me, phone number will be available to bidders only. If you would like to stop by and inspect the car you may also do so. We will also upload a video of all the cars components functioning as they should. You may also go to instagram and find my user to look at pictures of the entire build process
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