The year was 1965 and the term 'muscle car' was a relatively new one, but the concept of getting a car that looked great and went fast, was well-known to many automotive enthusiasts. Plymouth offered a number of different makes and models that year, but one of particular note was the Satellite, the top model of their Belvedere line. Plymouth's sales brochure for that year stated the Satellite was 'a new way to swing without going out on a limb' and that 'pride, prestige, performance and pleasure have seldom come wrapped in such a handsome package at a more attractive price'.
In 1965, for around $3000, one could purchase the Plymouth Satellite and even get the 426 Commando engine, which was rated at well over 300 horse power and provided monster torque. Less than a 1000 Satellites were optioned with the 426 Commando engine and magazines of the era showed them easily breaking into the 13-second ¼ mile range, under the right conditions. The 1965 full-size Plymouth with a 426 turned out to be a full-size 'beast' full of performance, all while having great looks with superb eye appeal.