Unfortunately, this Plymouth Belvedere did not have good enough axles or strong ...
Unfortunately, this Plymouth Belvedere did not have good enough axles or strong enough architecture to support the insane power of its incredible V8 engine. And it could not finish the quarter of a mile race. Furthermore, it has its rear wheels totally destroyed.
Bangshift people suspect that poor welding job made the problem:
As you will see, the suspension breaks almost instantly on the hit of the throttle and by theme, the car gets to 60″ the rear axle is shoved up under the thing all cockeyed. From one camera angle, you can see that the bracket welded to the axle tube just came off like it was zip-tied onto the third member.
We’re not mocking this guy’s pain but we are telling you that there are professionals out there who do this stuff for a living and the ones we know, the reputable ones, would never let something like this happen.
All of this happened at New England Dragway and we can only say that the owner of the Belvedere is more than sad about all this. By twisting its rear axle, the Plymouth could be beyond repair. Although, nothing is impossible.
Legendary Speed is dedicated to bringing you the very best Videos about Automobiles and Cool stuff.