1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

Today's Down On The Alameda Street car hails from the East End, and it's a real winner: a genuine 70s-o-riffic Sundance Edition Satellite Sebring!

1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

See, by '74 the car companies couldn't engineer their way out of the smog-standards dilemma, so they did the next best thing: tape stripes and special editions!

1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

The Satellite, once lean and mean, was now hauling around monstrous crash bumpers and motivated by a selection of neutered V8s. The Satellite came standard with a 150-horse 318, but you could get a 250-horse 400 for $117 extra. I'm guessing this is a 318 car.

1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

But so what? Check out that Sundance Edition smiling sun! Grooo-oovy! The Sundance was so good that Chrysler went ahead and recycled the name on another car in the 80s.

1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

You also got a very tasteful plaid interior to go with the decals. Once the foxes got a good look at a Sundance Edition man, there'd be no going back to the Grabber Maverick guy for them!

1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

I have a real soft spot for early-70s Alameda Satellites; during my high school days, the fastest car in town was a '72 Satellite with tunnel-ram-equipped 440.

1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

This one needs some work, but it's mostly intact. I'm seriously tempted to track down the owner and see if he or she is in a selling mood. A 440/4-speed in this thing would work wonders.

1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring Sundance EditionS

It's even got the Rally wheels!

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