This would be the next to last year for the Plymouth Valiant. This Chrysler Plymouth Dealer Promo was used by Plymouth Sales people to learn about the details of the classic. A very nice intro which features photos of Valiants from 1959 thru 1974
1976 Plymouth Volare Motor Trend Car of the Year Promo film
In 1976 the Plymouth Volare was the winner of "Motor Trends" Car of the
Year Award. This is a Chrysler Plymouth Dealer Promo Film which features
the editor of Motor Trend. The Volare won over the Cadillac Seville, AMC
Pacer and Chevy Chevette.
1976 Plymouth Volare vs. Chevy Nova Promo Commercial
First year for the Volare, the replacement for the Plymouth Valiant
introduction promo. This film was created for Chrysler Plymouth Dealer
Salesmen to introduce them with the brand new from the ground up car. In
the first model year for the Volare, 255,008 Volares were produced.
Although this film portrays the car as quality built, it was plagued by
poor build quality and a number of Recalls. One major recall was to
replace front fenders which rusted on the tops of the part. As a teenager
working in a Chrysler owned Dodge Dealer (factory owned store) we did
hundreds of fender replacement for literally years. Our own family's 77
Dodge Diplomat received new fenders under the Aspen and Volare recall and
warranty. Many will remember the TV commercials which featured Sergio
Frankie Singing the song "Volare".
1975 Plymouth Scamp survivor
One of those roadside attractions, I had to stop and kick the tires. A 1975
Plymouth Scamp, 225 six cylinder with gas miser, automatic, 2 door hardtop,
kinda cute but not a motivated seller let's say. 98,000 miles and mostly
'68 plymouth valiant signet 170ci slant6 4 doors sedan.mp4
'68 plymouth valiant signet 170ci slant6 4 doors sedan body restored,
rebuilt engine new oil pump, new water pump, new distributor, new gaskets,
new carburettor, new Exhaust and so
on... i never believed that a 170ci slant6 could be so snappy! oh yeah! it
run everywhere... please take a look how this little engine is growing
Start: $400 - Finish: Mean Green MOPAR: Violent Valiant - /BIG MUSCLE
The Plymouth Valiant was never meant to be a muscle car. It was never meant
to be fast, overly attractive or go around corners. Loved by grandparents
and college professors alike, the Valiant was the go-to car for those who
wanted smooth reliable transport. Owner Shannon Hudson bought this Valiant
for $400.00 and after 20 years of ownership and a few different versions,
built it into one of the coolest MOPAR A Bodies we've ever seen.
• Shannon Hudson
Daredevil Driving Stunts in a 1936 Plymouth: "Trial by Torture" 1935 Chrysler Corporation
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
Toughness of the 1936 Plymouth is demonstrated by showing how components,
structures, and the entire vehicle are "torture tested." Includes several
good shots of deliberately rolling cars, and daredevil driving by "Hell
Drivers' such as Lucky Teter and Jimmy Lynch.
Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove
uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Plymouth was a marque of automobiles based in the United States, produced
by the Chrysler Corporation and its successor DaimlerChrysler. Production
was discontinued on June 29, 2001 in the United States.
The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler
Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was
already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced
slightly higher than their competition, but offered all standard features
such as internal expanding hydraulic brakes that the competition did not
provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler
dealerships. The logo featured a rear view of the ship Mayflower which
landed at Plymouth Rock. However, the Plymouth brand name came from
Plymouth Binder Twine, chosen by Joe Frazer for its popularity among
The origins of Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When
Walter P. Chrysler took over control of the troubled Maxwell-Chalmers car
company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the
package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch
the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion
car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and re-badged as the low-end
Chrysler "52" model. In 1928, the "52" was once again redesigned to create
the Chrysler-Plymouth Model Q. The "Chrysler" portion of the nameplate was
dropped with the introduction of the Plymouth Model U in 1929.
Great Depression, 1940s and 1950s
While the original purpose of the Plymouth was to serve a lower-end
marketing niche, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the marque
helped significantly in ensuring the survival of the Chrysler Corporation
in a decade when many other car companies failed. Beginning in 1930,
Plymouths were sold by all three Chrysler divisions (Chrysler, DeSoto, and
Dodge). Plymouth sales were a bright spot during this dismal automotive
period, and by 1931 Plymouth rose to the number three spot among all cars.
In 1931 with the Model PA, the company introduced floating power and
boasted, "The economy of a four; the smoothness of a six." In 1933 Chrysler
decided to catch up with Ford and Chevrolet with respect to engine cylinder
count. The 190 cu in version of Chrysler's flathead-6 engine was equipped
with a downdraft carburetor and installed in the new 1933 Plymouth PC,
introduced on 17 November 1932. However, Chrysler had reduced the PC's
wheelbase from 112 in (284.5 cm) to 107 in (271.8 cm), and the car sold
poorly. By April 1933, the Dodge division's Model DP chassis, with a 112 in
(284.5 cm) wheelbase, was put under the PC body with DP front fenders,
hood, and radiator shell. The model designation was advanced to PD and the
car was marketed as the "DeLuxe" 1933 Plymouth. This car sold very well and
is the 1933 model most commonly found in collections. The PC became the
'Standard Six'. It had been the 'Plymouth Six' at introduction, and was
sold through to the end of 1933, but in much lower numbers. It is
consequently in the minority in collectors' hands today. In 1937, Plymouth
(along with the other Chrysler makes) added safety features such as flat
dash boards with recessed controls and the back of the front seat padded
for the rear seat occupants. The PC was shipped overseas to Sweden,
Denmark, and the UK, as well as Australia. In the UK it was sold as a
'Chrysler Kew', Kew Gardens being the location of the Chrysler factory
outside London. The flathead 6 which started with the 1933 Model PC stayed
in the Plymouth until the 1959 models.
In 1939 Plymouth produced 417,528 vehicles, of which 5,967 were two-door
convertible coupes with rumble seats. The 1939 convertible coupe was
prominently featured at Chrysler's exhibit at the 1939 New York World's
Fair, advertised as the first mass-production convertible with a power
folding top. It featured a 201 cu in, 82 hp version of the flathead six
For much of its life, Plymouth was one of the top-selling American
automobile brands; it together with Chevrolet and Ford were commonly
referred to as the "low-priced three" marques in the American market...
Gil acquires that '75 Plymouth Scamp
That's what I get for showing it to him...that and being too cheap to pay
the extortionate MoPar prices, which are driving me out of the arms of the
Maw into Brand X. Since Riverside won't do the Scab (my '73 RR)...where
else does that leave me?
1973 Imperial Lebaron, Chrysler New Yorker & Newport Promo Commercial
This was a dealer promo which could be viewed by Chrysler and Imperial
Salesmen in their respective dealerships. Chrysler used the Kodak
Supermatic 60 film projection system. These film loop cartridges were
supplied to Chrysler as the year went by. More to come in the future.
1975 Plymouth Valiant Custom
A 1975 Plymouth Valiant Custom. A classic vehicle back in the day and now.
225 cubic inch, slant-6, 90 hp. Automatic, rear wheel drive. Four door
sedan. It didn't show up that well at the end, you see: Valiant Custom.