1970 Plymouth GTX, Road Runner, Belvedere, and Satellite vs Chevelle (A Plymouth Dealer Promo Film)
Take a look at this 1970 Plymouth GTX, Road Runner, Belvedere, and Satellite vs Chevelle Plymouth dealer promotional film.
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Well Ann we have a batch of mail today, shall we get started? By all means David, that’s why we’re here.
Our first letter begins, dear Ann my bride has five kids, I have eight. I want a new car for our honeymoon what would be best for my size family? Sign perplexed.
Dear perplexed, if you can’t find a good sturdy school bus at a reasonable price take separate honeymoons. The next one David.
Dear Ann this one begins. My husband will leave me if I don’t go see the new Chevelle Malibu. What can I do Ann? I want a Plymouth Satellite, it’s signed desperate.
My Dear Desperate, you aren’t alone in your plight, you should see the Chevelle. It will show your husband you love him, that you’re open-minded, and third, you’ll both become convinced that the car you
want is right for you.
Ann if I could offer this suggestion to Desperate. Make a side-by-side comparison of the Chevelle Malibu with the satellite. Begin with overall appearance. Too handsome cars with some important differences. 01:12
The Plymouth is longer, with a bigger passenger compartment, and a bigger trunk. The Malibu two-door rear end is chopped off, cutting off trunk space and passenger space. There’s no other way with a two-door wheelbase four inches shorter than all Belvederes.
Wherever you drive, the longer the wheelbase the better the ride. All Plymouth intermediates have the longer 116-inch wheelbase. Only Chevelle 4-door models have the long wheelbase.
In front two advantages, bumper guards are standard on all Belvederes. And two grills, the black honeycomb on GTX and sports satellite, the horizontal-vertical rib grill on satellite Roadrunner and Belvedere. Making Chevelle’s front end rather tame.
And whether you use the trunk for luggage, groceries, or bowling balls. The Plymouth trunk holds more. It’s simple mathematics. Plymouth has the spare on the kick-up, where it’s out of the way. Not Chevelle’s Malibu with its chopped rear end. The spare is on the fl0or, taking up valuable space.
David before I forget, mention getting in and out. That a lady can keep her dignity with those wide-opening Plymouth doors.
Sure Ann. Look at Plymouth with five and three-quarter inches wider door opening than Chevelle. Makes it easier to get in and out gracefully.
Inside Chevelle has one gauge for fuel. Satellite has gauges for fuel, water temperature, and charging
rate of the alternator. The supercars GTX and Road Runner have a supercar instrument panel that rivals the finest European sports cars costing several times as much.
From supercars to belvedere Plymouth’s glovebox looks larger and is larger by 20%. An extra convenience for the whole family.
Satellite steering wheel has a horn ring. Not too hard to find when you need them horn buttons. Again more driving convenience with Plymouth.
Say, you like fresh air? With the Plymouth, you get fresh air, through the front vent wings without a rush of wind. But open the ventless Malibu windows. Unless you’re a fresh air fiend, most ladies will be annoyed by the effect of the wind.
There are a lot of other Plymouth advantages that add up to more car. Nearly everyone appreciates the extras. The finishing touches, like a plastic-covered clip, not a bare wire for storing the shoulder belts. Plymouth has it.
The Plymouth roof is fully insulated against noise, and heat for driver, passenger comfort not Chevelle. Only the sides of the roof are padded. Not the center portion.
For passenger convenience, the rear floor of Plymouth has a flat area. 24 inches” wide. That’s 60% more foot room than Chevelle’s 15 and ½ inches.
Another Plymouth driver convenience. Wider brake pedal with automatic transmission. For extra safety and easier left foot braking.
But backing up that’s another story and again a direct result of exterior design. Notice carefully that
the Plymouth driver can see his rear fenders and deck. He knows where his car is. Now, the Chevelle driver needs a periscope to see the rear fenders. In chopping off the rear quarter and deck to fit the short wheelbase. Chevelle also chopped off visibility for the driver.
And they lost passenger space too. In the 10 places where you measure driver and passenger comfort. it’s no surprise that Plymouth leads in nearly all. Chevelle has a tenth of an inch here 2/10 there. But the point to remember is this. Of the 10 dimensions, Plymouth leads in seven on two-door hardtops, in eight out of ten on 4-door sedans.
Enough Statistics David. Show the seats and trim choices that make Plymouth more appealing. Satellite has more interior options in trims and seats than Chevelle. Satellite offers five color choices in cloth and
Vinyl, Malibu only four.
Satellite offers seven all vinyl trims, Malibu only five. That’s 12 trim options for Satellite, only nine for Chevelle.
Plymouth has the super comfortable, 160 position, manually operated seat as an option. Chevelle has no comparable seat, power, or manual. Another Plymouth seat advantage is the convenient location of the release, for the seatback. Chevelle almost hides it at the bottom in the back.
David, you haven’t mentioned handling and that the longer wheelbase Plymouth turns in a smaller circle than the little Chevelle. That’s important to ladies, it’s important to every driver. Ann, Chevy’s turning circle is 42.2 feet. Plymouth is only 40.6 over, a foot and a half shorter, for greater Plymouth maneuverability.
And there’s Plymouth’s torsion bar front suspension, with leaf spring rear suspension. For control and stability over every kind of road surface. From thruway to logging trail. Chevelle has coil springs at all four corners. GM doesn’t do that on their most expensive car the Eldorado.
In engines, Chevelle has an honest edge in the 155 horsepower six. But in V8 Satellite is out front, like miles. The standard V8 for Plymouth intermediates is the 318 230 horsepower. More horses and more torque than Chevelle standard 307 cube 200 horsepower V8.
let me read this David. Dear Ann, I hear Chevy’s got a 396 pack and a sport pack can you explain what
this is all about, signed spinning. Dear spinning, Chevrolet has the idea of packages that you add to the basic Chevelle to get better performance. But Plymouth has the best answer here. The rapid transit system these are total cars, not packages.
Especially engineered and built to deliver performance. Like the GTX, a super sports car with all the luxury imaginable. And a chassis fit for almost any competition event. The way-out Roadrunner with 383 four-barrel, and heavy-duty suspension standard. And options including the 440 six-barrel, and the Hemi with air grabber.
Plymouth offers six, Chevy only four. And three of Plymouth’s optional engines have more
horsepower than Chevy has with its 350 horsepower 396. Those are the 440 four-barrel, the 440 six-barrel, and the famous 426 Hemi. All have more horsepower than Chevy’s best.
let me remind you all. Plymouth intermediates stay new, and tight, because of unibody all welded construction. Chevelle’s body is bolted to a perimeter frame.
To keep that new car look, Plymouth provides super hard acrylic enamel in 18 colors. Including five hot performance colors. Malibu uses acrylic lacquer in only 15 color choices. Another reason Plymouth stays new-looking. Seven step dip, and spray anti-rust treatments, a Chrysler Corporation exclusive. Malibu benefits from spray only.
Well desperate, I hope this has helped you in your crisis with your husband. If this doesn’t persuade him show the prices. Sticker prices show Satellite is only forty-six dollars higher on the two-door hardtops you’ve been looking at. Who wouldn’t pay forty-six dollars for a four-inch longer wheelbase? Bigger more powerful V8 engine choices, more comfortable bigger passengers, more trim options. More of everything we have time for.
One more letter. it says Dear Ann, is it proper for my husband to travel on business three, or four days a
week with his secretary, signed Skeptical. Dear Skeptical, if that secretary isn’t mail, it’s the end