A much sought-after vehicle these days is the Plymouth Valiant. This vehicle whose price is ever increasing on a daily basis is a must have car for classic American automotive enthusiasts and collectors. Initially produced as the Valiant by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation in 1960. It was Chrysler’s first and most successful compact car. The Valiant was known over half of the world with sales in all continents (except Antarctica, of course). What made the Plymouth Valiant so popular was its stupendous durability and reliability. It was one of Chryslers best selling vehicle in the 60’s and 70’s. Road & Track magazine has referred to the car to be “one of the best all-around domestic cars”. This is a 1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp with just 90,000 miles on the clock, coming from Alabama.
Dressed in Plymouth’s Spinnaker White color (code 2033), this 1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp rides on a set of Chrysler OEM rally wheels with Cooper Cobra Radial T/A tires. The interior is reportedly original and features black vinyl with a wood trim on the dash and doors and chrome trim as well. The original Chrysler Solid State AM/FM radio is also in place. A Suntune II RPM gauge has been installed below the center console. The Plymouth Valiant Scamp in fact was a badge-engineered car of the Dodge Dart Swinger, where the Dart Swingers two-door hardtop body shell was used with Valiant front sheet metal and dual taillamps brought forward form the 1970 Dodge Dart. The hardtop of this Valiant has recently been replaced with a new black vinyl top.
Propelling the 1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp is Chrysler’s most powerful motor available for the Valiant at that time, the 318 cu 5.2L LA V8 motor. It featured a twin-barrel V8 with a 4-barrel Holley carburetor. While mated to a 3-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission the Valiant Scamp was able to produce 230hp with this motor and transmission configuration. Considering the 318 is a performance motor, as such it is stenciled with the Mopar Performance logo on the cylinder head cover and the “Four Barrel” lettering on the air intake.
-Car Location: Alabama
-Original AM / FM Radio
-Chrysler Rally Wheels
-New Black Vinyl Top
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