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1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby DixieSatellite on Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:54 pm

Hi,

Any idea how many of these cars were built or any way of knowing how many are left?

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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby Dave on Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:59 am

10,700 SSP's in 71, but don't have any driveline breakdowns on that.
21,399 SSP's in 72, no driveline breakdown either.

How many are left? No idea really. 10-20% maybe? I will say you don't see them at shows - restored as SSPs - very often. I've seen a few done as GTX or RR clones. That's why when I finally get around to doing mine, it's absolutely going to be restored right back to her fender tag.
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby DixieSatellite on Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:54 am

Dave wrote:10,700 SSP's in 71, but don't have any driveline breakdowns on that.
21,399 SSP's in 72, no driveline breakdown either.

How many are left? No idea really. 10-20% maybe? I will say you don't see them at shows - restored as SSPs - very often. I've seen a few done as GTX or RR clones. That's why when I finally get around to doing mine, it's absolutely going to be restored right back to her fender tag.


Hmm. Would that be registered / on the road or total remaining? Attrition sure takes its toll.

Any ideas on what % of GTX / RR on the road are currently clones?

I am trying to work out how rare my car is now (I also have a 400-4BBL SSP). I am also trying to work out whether Satellites should be bought when they come up for good $$$.

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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby Dave on Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:47 pm

I was thinking actual survival rate, but really there's no way to know how many are really left.

I bought my SSP 6 years ago now. I think I paid $3500 for it, and felt I got a really good deal on a mostly unmolested, #'s matching 383-2bbl car. I'd say if you see a decent 71/72 B-body come up for sale at a good price, grab it if you can - regardless of the model. They sure aren't making anymore of them.
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby moparite on Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:07 am

I often wonder how many cars like mine are left out there. 71 RR FJ6 paint 4 speed and an air grabber. Only about 1530 left the factory with air grabbers. Less the half where 4 speeds and i think about 275 cars painted FJ6(sassy grass). I think it's safe to say not many. I do see a lot of clone cars on ebay etc. Makes you wonder are the reel ones that hard to find?
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby redline337 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:29 am

I know where there is a 71 sebring plus. I talked to the guy a year or so ago and he didn't want to sell it. I might have to bother him some more about it. :)
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby Eric on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:19 pm

moparite wrote:I often wonder how many cars like mine are left out there. 71 RR FJ6 paint 4 speed and an air grabber. Only about 1530 left the factory with air grabbers. Less the half where 4 speeds and i think about 275 cars painted FJ6(sassy grass). I think it's safe to say not many. I do see a lot of clone cars on ebay etc. Makes you wonder are the reel ones that hard to find?


While there are known production numbers for individual options, it's a stretch to assume you can arrive at a number for cars with certain combinations (such as FJ6 air grabber cars with a 4spd) based on the individual option percentages. It's possible (not probable) that every FJ6 car had an air grabber and a 4spd.
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby 72Satellite440 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:25 pm

Got my 72- sebring plus for $1500 (really rough) Only a handful of them left up here in Manitoba Canada
The winters and crushers and accidents took care of most of them
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby Moparbob71 on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:09 pm

Just picked up a 71 SSP. 383/727/8 1/4 w/ 2.45's.Power discs, buckets, console, rally dash w/ clock. When I got the call I figured it would be a parts car. Paint is really faded and surface rusty. Popped the hood and it's FJ6 :shock: I think I found one of those non-roadrunner roadrunners :D Now I have a predicament, I don't have the room for another project and I don't want to part it. Oh, and I have been in contact w/ the original owner, who is getting me a replacement title, and the car has an interesting history, starting with the lot damage at the dealership that one of my friends and his dad worked at :o So I guess I have the same question- how many were made like this?
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby moparmike on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:25 pm

I have taken my 72 SSP to many car events and Yes you are right you never seem to see another SSP but now I have been stricken with the GTX bug. I am now cloning my SSP into a GTX.....WHY ? The reason I am changing it is because I always wanted a GTX and although my SSP is nice I think it's value as a 318 car can not be that great. Anyways because I never plan on selling my car I thought I might as well ENJOY it as a GTX clone right down to the 440 engine. You only live once so you might as well live it.
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby SureGrip on Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:19 pm

I remember looking at an auto price guide one day and noticed that a SSP in #1 condition was only $3000 less than a RR in the same condition.
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Re: 1971-72 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Plus

Postby moparmike on Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:05 am

Hey I agree with you 100% you just do not seem to see them at car shows and I always liked people coming up to my car wondering what type it is even though I am parked besdie a couple of roadrunners. I have had people mistake it for a cuda or charger. I will keep all my SSP gear including he engine/tranny but because the 318/904 combo needs to be rebuilt I thought I would just put in the 440/727 combo and have a little fun with it. I think that's what I will do leave it an SSP but have a little surprise under the hood
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