For Sale: 1965 Plymouth Valiant in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1965 Plymouth Valiant V-100 Sedan

In May 1957, Chrysler president Lester Lum "Tex" Colbert established a committee to develop a competitor in the burgeoning compact car market which included the popular VW Beetle, the new American Motors Rambler and upcoming entries from GM, Ford and Studebaker. Design chief Virgil Exner created a car that was smaller and lighter than a full-size car without sacrificing passenger and luggage space. It was introduced as a 1960 model and was officially considered a distinct brand, advertised with the tagline "Nobody's kid brother, this one stands on its own four tires."

For consignment a refashioned Valiant V-100 sedan with nicely preserved steel body panels, original styling and some drivetrain mods to make it very street worthy, but retaining its "sleeper" look. Built by a Chrysler mechanic it has some added goodies like AC, a linelock, power steering and power brakes. Nifty to say the least.

Exterior
This Valiant has a wide, flat hood and a flat square rear deck. The upper belt feature line runs from the rear body, in a gentle sweep, to the front fender tip. Here it was "veed" back and down to the trailing edge of the front fender. The roofline presents flatter and sharpened in profile vs previous years. The grille shows as a variation of the inverted trapezoid shape that characterized contemporary Chryslers, with a fine mesh insert. Advances in body structure, many accessories were promotional highlights. This Valiant is offered up as a two-door hardtop sedan, shows in white paint, and has plenty of nicely chromed trimmings throughout. Some raciness is showing just a bit of its teeth in the 15 inch lightly polished aluminum Slot wheels on all 4 corners dressed with205/65R15's upfront, and 255/60R15's on back. Simple but elegant on the early 60's styling for this mid 60's version.

Interior
Upfront, the dash has harkened back to the symmetrical design, and in this car is blue bathed steel to house a front and center of the steering wheel gauge cluster in a ribbed aluminum panel. A few warning lights are placed there too. A large red digital tachometer is mounted to the steering column, which has the original plastic center badged Valiant steering wheel presenting in blue. Under the dash is a quad of aftermarket gauges to mind the mill. Door panels are nicely preserved blue vinyl with some vertical embossed ribs, slight use of chrome trimming, and a central dark blue vinyl panel, all looking very much original. Chairs front and back are a combo of vinyl bolsters and upper backs and some use of patterned broadcloth, all in light blue. Darker blue piping delineates the different materials that make up the split back front bench and solid rear bench which gives the appearance of two seats with a central vinyl vertical rectangle between the broadcloth. Blue carpeting with Valiant stitched embroidery mats in blue and white floods the floors and floating in the center upfront of the bench is a B&M shifter. The headliner is in great condition, and all is looking good for this interior.

Drivetrain
Moving away from the original, this Chrysler mechanic went a bit more intense on the rebuild utilizing a 360ci V8. It has a red painted block and intake manifold, a nicely chromed air intake tube which feeds a Holley 4 barrel carburetor. Valve coverings are cast and show in black with shiny ribs. On back is a 3 speed A727 Torqueflite automatic tranny, and for the exhale headers and a Flowmaster exhaust are now on. All hoses, connections and add ons are like new including the AC parts. Evan a new aluminum radiator is within these confines. Showroom quality under this hood all souped up!

Undercarriage
Underneath is rust free and solid as a rock. Dual H pipe exhaust is on, and you can evade the muffler by moving a lever to utilize a pair of open pipes just prior to the H connection. All this along with front independent torsion bar front suspension, and leaf sprung rear suspension. An 8-3/4 inch rear is now on and it drives the rear tires. Power disc brakes are now upfront, and power drums own the back to slow the roll from the upgraded mill.

Drive-Ability
A quick fire up and warm up and off to the test track where this car unleashed unexpected performance. All worked just great and all the power upgrades made driving a breeze. Good braking, wonderful acceleration and smooth shifting and I can personally say the mechanic did a fine upstanding job in the redux!.

A sleepy little compact car once reserved for your grandmother, now if she drove this she would have to change a diaper before she enters the market! Plenty of power, nicely restored and a fantastic powertrain. AC, PS, PB, headers and all the like make this Valiant one of a kind. This car shows plenty of courage and Valor hence it lives up to its name...Valiant

1157246612

1-Valiant Slant 6
1-V100
5-1965
7-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
246612-Sequential Unit Number

FENDER TAG

AB 10-170ci Slant 6
D 5-Automatic
E 5-Heater & Defroster
SO 526-May 26th Build
NUMBER 00069-Sequence Number
BDY V11-Valiant V100
TRM L4B-Blue Vinyl
PAINT WW1-White

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Plymouth Valiant
  • Listing ID: CC-1643237
  • Price: $26,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Valiant
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Light Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:48417
  • Stock Number:4390
  • VIN:1157246612
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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