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Moebius 1/25 Plymouth Belvedere I

The 1965 Plymouth Belvedere came in 3 series: the economy valued Belvedere I, the Belvedere II and the sporty Satellite. The Satellite was at the top of the line-up and offered in two body styles, convertible and 2 door hardtop, with standard equipment featuring a 273 cu. in V8 engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. The intermediary Belvedere II series came in five body styles: 2 door hardtop, convertible, 4 door sedan and 6 and 9 passenger station wagons. The Belvedere offered a 225 cu. in. 6-cylinder or 273 cu. in. V8 as the standard engines.

The economy valued Belvedere I was available in 3 body styles: 2 door sedan, 4 door sedan and 4 door 6 passenger station wagon. Each Belevdere featured standard options such as electric windshield wipers, Chrysler Corporation Alternator, cigarette lighter, automatic convertible top, arm rests, self-adjusting brakes, heater and defroster and 12-volt battery.

Special order options included wheel covers, rubber-inserted bumper guards, remote control outside mirror, power steering, power tailgate window, power brakes, Sure-Grip Differential, variable speed wipers, tinted window glass, AM/FM radio, front compartment console, 4-speed Hurst manual transmission and a TorqueFlite Automatic transmission.

Moebius Plymouth Belvedere I Model Kit

  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in white and clear
  • Engine bay with optional open hood
  • Detailed interior
  • Commando V-8 426 cu. in. engine
  • Chrome parts
  • Waterslide decals
  • Illustrated instruction
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Skill level: 3
  • Parts: 100+
  • MSRP: $34.50
  • Street Price: $24.99 (may vary)

Last month Moebius Models surprised us with yet another new release. This is the new 1/25 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I. -Below you can see what you will get in the box.- The Plymouth Belvedere I model kits comes nicely molded. This kit naturally resembles thus shares parts with the Moebius 1/25 1965 Plymouth Satellite #1215. That give us modelers the opportunity to build either the Max Wedge or Commando V8 426 engine and I chose the later.

The body shell does come absolutely clean and there was no need to fill and sand anything on our review sample. The chassis and body met very well without much to fiddle with. For my *personal taste* I found the chrome plating a little strong hiding some of the detail. Some of the chrome parts were selectively used and other were stripped from the chrome using conventional oven cleaner. All the trims around the windshield, rear glass and doors was done with Bare-Metal Ultra Bright Chrome.

I took artistic liberty with the color on this model. I went to my local auto parts and got an 8oz (226g) Dupli-Color  BGM0539 Light Blue Metallic. The interior was airbrushed Tamiya XF-7 and the trim on the seats was  Vallejo Model Color 70.957 Flat Red.

I love the fact that Moebius added a nice set of the classic American Racing Mag Wheels on this kit. The front windshield and the rear glass need a slight sanding to make it fit because unlike the conventional model kit, these parts do go on the outside rather than the inside of the model.

In all this is a very pleasant model to be built of a very nice subject. If I had to recommend this kit, in overall quality vs to its retail price, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. Great bang for the buck!

My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for the review sample.

What you get in the Moebius Belvedere I box.

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.