The Most Popular Stock Cars in NASCAR History
Richard Petty’s 1967 Plymouth Belvedere
You are looking at one of the meanest, most brutal race cars in NASCAR history: Richard Petty’s 1967 Plymouth Belvedere.
It was in this unassuming No. 43 Plymouth that Petty posted a record-setting 27 wins in a single season, including 10 straight. Among those wins was his only Southern 500 win. He would go on to claim the 1967 Grand National championship, his second title in a career where he would win seven of them.
Plymouth produced the Belvedere during an era when Detroit was cranking out some of America’s best-known muscle cars. Unfortunately it was lost in the shuffle behind Ford’s Torino Cobra and Chevrolet’s Chevelle, among other cars.