A Mopar Story For The Ages: How A Kid Bought A Hemi 1966 Plymouth Belvedere New, Won at The Drags, and Got It Back Decades Later


A Mopar Story For The Ages: How A Kid Bought A  Hemi 1966 Plymouth Belvedere New, Won at The Drags, and Got It Back Decades Later

(Photo Credit: Mopar Muscle Magazine) – We love stories about guys who have held onto their first cool car for life and never let it go but we may love the stories when guys had to part with their car and somehow got it back years later. That’s the story of this 1966 Plymouth Belvedere that was bought new by a 22-year old gas station mechanic named Dennis Geniuch in Massachusetts. From there it was drag raced, winning track championships and ultimate an AHRA national event in the top stock class. Then life got in the way and the car was sold, likely never to be seen again. Amazingly, that was not the case as you will learn from the story linked below.

The 426 Hemi was was installed in the car when it was built still lives in the nose of this beast. The interior and most everything else on the car is original as well. You will see that one of the owners who had the car before Dennis got it back did some work on the real wheel wells to stick a larger tire under it and frankly we think it makes the car look even more tough.

Perhaps our favorite part of this story is that Dennis cruises the car on a weekly basis and it is always at a show during the spring and summer months in Massachusetts where Dennis lives. This is truly an awesome car and an even better story.

Click here for the full feature and more than 40 photos of this car 

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3 thoughts on “A Mopar Story For The Ages: How A Kid Bought A Hemi 1966 Plymouth Belvedere New, Won at The Drags, and Got It Back Decades Later

  1. 383Scampman

    I new the car well back in the day . Dennis along with the Reid brothers, the Perry brothers and Les and Richie Lucier raced and hung out together . Great guys , great cars great memories . BTW the car has 22,000 original miles . thanks for posting

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