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
1960 Plymouth Valiant 4 door sedan
Detroit was getting worried! That pesky VW bug was selling well..and it
didn't appear to be just a fad..and Detroit was not good at making low cost
vehicles profitably! Enter the compacts of 1960...Corvair, Falcon and
Valiant. Rambler was already successful in the field. The Valiant had an
amazing slant 6 ohv engine that had tremendous torque because of its long
stroke. The pushbutton Torqueflite gave the impression of an upscale
little car. It had nice extras like an alternator, while the competition
had generators. The most controversial thing about the car was the unusual
"European" styling, epitomized by the stylized spare on the decklid. The
actual spare resided in a compartment in the trunk floor. The following
year, Dodge introduced a spinoff of this car, the Lancer!
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".
1974 Plymouth Valiant Project
My little brother's first car. I installed a cam and straight piped the old
318 powered machine. Once he gets his license this beast is his to drive,
looks like a fun high school car to me:)
1975 Plymouth Duster....Twister
This was the two door version of the Valiant...with base interiors, but
often large powerplants. The SunOfMe identified it as a Twister, so it
would have the 225 c.i. slant 6 engine. Even with that 6 cylinder, this
would have been a strong performer...plenty of low end torque.
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