1960 Plymouth Valiant.

December 2, 2014

10 comments

10 comments:

Richard said...

I see the color red in those rims. I wonder if the interior is red as well. Could the car originally have had those colors ?

RoadmasterMike said...

Way-cool fallout from the Atomic Age. Even the entery level economy cars looked capable of interstllar travel back then

The paint chips seem to indicate white at some point, but isn't that red paint above the gas door as well? White with red seats was always the quintessential early 1960's car color scheme for me, but red-on-red would be fine.

Love the toilet seat trunk lid. Wondering if that Valiant emblem also opens the hood?

Tony Piff said...

my least favorite generation of valiant -- the only generation that i really don't want to own -- which kind of works in its favor as an interesting find.

there really isn't a single design detail here that i don't completely disagree with, except that grill emblem, which i kind of want to put on a coffee mug.

alsimon007 said...

the 1960 Valiant was not a Plymouth but a stand alone brand that lasted only one year

vanilla said...

I bought a Valiant new in 1960. Mine was white, red interior (for Richard), cost me $2066 plus tax. I painted all those little dark bars in the grille red.

taminator013 said...

Even uglier than my first car, which was a 1963 puke green Valiant. My dad made me buy it from a friend of his. My second car was a red 1965 Mustang. I still miss it to this day.........

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Anonymous said...

Well, let's see. Appreciating this car is all about making a virtue out of ugliness, right? With that in mind, I think this is a pretty cool car. Great to see it out and about. Probably has a slant 6. Those things run forever. Oh, and it is very likely that it has a push button automatic.

captaingizmo54 said...

Most of them were. Used to see a lot of these cars back home when I was a young
man. And save for a few stick shift cars, every one I saw had an automatic transmission
Had a ball turning one into a B/MP hot rod too. It ran low 13's and got me into a lot of
trouble before I sold it. BTW, the emblem did open the hood!

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