The third generation Plymouth Valiant (1967-1973) lived on a shared chassis with the compact and popular Dodge Dart. Dodge had their sporty hardtop Swinger version (cue Austin Powers jokes, yeah baby, yeah!) so Plymouth released the similarly oddly named Scamp edition. Only Chrysler could get away with selling cars that looked 10 years out of date in the early 70s (GM has the crown for that today!), but it looks good on the road today. Find this 1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp offered for $15,500 in Yuba City, CA via ebay.
From the seller:
1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp 2dr. Coupe (Ebay’s system keeps auto-filling the model year 1971, which this is NOT)
Straight body lines, nice chrome trim and brightwork, floorboards have ZERO cancer
Super-nice, original Scamp interior, great dash panel and upholstery, rear seat area looks like it’s never even been sat on
Mopar 360cid “Magnum” series V8 engine, Lunati hydraulic roller cam, Air-Gap intake manifold, Holley #4779 750cfm carburetor (tuned on a wideband O2), Hedman headers to dual 2.50″ exhaust, looks and runs VERY well
Rebuilt Chrysler A904 Torqueflite automatic, Stage 1 shift kit, new ACC Boss Hog torque converter (1800RPM stall) floor shifter on custom mount w/cupholders and USB/12V power port –Transmission has full warranty remaining from Monroe Transmission – Yuba City, CA 95993
Mopar 8.25″ rear axle, 3.55:1 gear
Mopar “Cop” Rallye wheels with poverty caps, nice rubber all around
New aluminum radiator with nice fan/shroud, runs cool, even on 99* Summer days, rarely over ~185* engine temp’s
Car runs strong, I wouldn’t hesitate to fly in and drive this one home to New York or Florida, no issues (except gas and burnt rubber!)
Thank you and feel free to ask any questions, we’ll get ’em handled!
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