1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200.

May 21, 2014

15 comments

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Красивая машина, мне нравиться!

Anonymous said...

Ward, I'm worried about the Beaver.

Frank said...

The Prince! I like this one better though...http://www.oldparkedcars.com/2012/04/1964-plymouth-valiant-signet-200-v8-2.html

Anonymous said...


نجاح باهر، وهذا هو بارد تماما.

Anonymous said...

איך שטימען. דעם איז טאָוטאַלי קיל.

captaingizmo54 said...

Very nice! There is a gentleman who lives on the street behind mine who has one of these in
ragtop form. I saw him driving it one day coming home from the market. His is White with Red
interior. It is partially restored, and looks a little better than this one. I hope Don sees this!
I'm sure he'll get a kick out of it.

Donkey Hoaty said...

Ay, Cap'n! I remember seeing Valiants and Darts on the streets of NY when I was a little kid in the 60's- even got to "drive" one when I was about 7- sitting on the lap of it's owner (those were the days!)-Funny thing is: It seems all the Valiants I saw were 4-doors, and all the Darts 2-door. I don't ever remember seeing one of these! Not a Mopar fan...but this is just a nice old car that would make a great daily driver! It's truly amazing how many old cars are still on the road in the Pacific NW...wish it were the same in the East/South/Mid-west- about all we get to see, other than trailer-queens, is junk from the 90's....

captaingizmo54 said...

You weren't imagining it Don, most Valiants were 4-doors. When it came to producing a
practical family sedan, Chrysler Corp. was definately in touch with the working man in the '60's
when they offered him a durable product that was cheap to run and easy to fix. If you bought
one of these, you got a lot for your money. So much so that many of these cars were handed
down by families as keepsakes. Even though a young person back then might've winced at
that prospect. Sometimes you might see one these 2-door hardtops. Or maybe, just maybe,
you just might see one of those snazzy-looking ragtops! Makes ya' drool doesn't it?

captaingizmo54 said...

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Donkey Hoaty said...

Ah, Cap'n, you know, I have a very vivid memory from when I was 5 (1967). A kindly old friend of the family came to visit, just as I was leaving to get the bus to kindergarten. On the way out, I saw that gray 4-door Valiant sitting there, and just hopped in it, and sat behind the wheel, and "hid" from the school bus. All I wanted to do was play in that car, and I was hoping maybe that when the nice old owner returned to it, I could ride with him and hang-out with him. I even pressed the clutch in, and let the car roll a few feet!
I did get to ride in it. The owner came, and took me straight to school! I don't think he ever ratted me out to my mother, either!

I dropped you a line, Cap'n.

captaingizmo54 said...

Wow! that was some friend you had. Not only did he drive you to school, and he didn't rat on you either! Was this the gentleman whose Valiant you drove when you
were young? Seems like up in New York, you folks were hip deep in Valiants. BTW,
I watched the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond where Ray bought his dad's '72
Valiant! By the way that car behaved, Frank Barrone sure got his money's worth out
of it! If I could've gotten it, I'd have it fixed and running fine in no time at all. I got
your e-mail about Midnight EDT. I sent you some pics of some of the prints I made.
If, for some reason, you didn't get them, drop me a line, and I'll send them again. Well,
I'm off again! Gotta finish up my neighbor lady's '64 Imperial Crown 2-door HT. I
haven't worked on it for awhile. See ya' later!

Eddie said...

If you wanna see more Valiants, visit
http://valiant-owners.blogspot.ch/

and leave a comment

captaingizmo54 said...

Thanks for the heads-up Eddie. Don and I will be checking them out--unless he got
there first!

Richard said...

Hey from NY as well. ( Rockland County ) I have seen a lot of Valiants/Darts as well. I was raised in one of them, a 1974 Dart sport. Before that my parents had a 1969 Valiant four-door. I believe the transmission went on the car in 1974, at least that is what I was told. It was replaced with the 74 Caprice Estate Wagon. The Dart was purchased in 1975 as a 74 left over. I remember the engine on the Dart was always stalling out during those cold mornings. I swear I always thought we were going to get T-boned (due to the stalling out) when we had to make those left turns onto a busy road. I remember as well sitting on my father's lap driving the car. Something that society won't ever see again as well. Anyway as far as the above model is concerned, it is a sharp clean looking car. More nicer looking than its competitors ,the Ford falcon, or Chevrolet Nova. It's funny when something is brand-new. Usually people take it for granted. If most people could travel back in time I'm very sure this car would of sold much more.

Randy Kumpf said...

Better looking than Falcon or Chevy II ? That's stiff competition. But this did give birth to the first Barracuda then didn't it!