Sometimes a car just needs to be a car. Nothing fancy, just some wheels and an engine to get you from point a to somewhere else. Maybe it is a first car for your kid. Or maybe it is a cheap car because you are liquidating all of your assets to sink it into a […]
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes; You don’t see these too often anymore. Most of the survivors I’ve seen are two doors. A storied, compact Plymouth model with a ton of automotive importance (e.g., parent of the Barracuda) and a cool name, that eventually died of a broken heart in 1976 and was replaced by the (ack) Volare. This one looks like it is in pretty good shape. I know we’d all like it better if it was a two door with a 340 4 speed, but this one says it’s a V8 (I assume the 273 – the 340 in a four door in ’74 was only available in the Scamp package, of which only a few hundred were ordered, so look close), appears to be in good nick and the price is right, at $3995. Find this 1974 Plymouth Valiant for $3995 in Houston on CL.
This next car come as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: This car is a throwback to the days when most of the iron rolling out of Detroit had king mattress-sized hoods, got 9 miles to the gallon rolling downhill with a tail wind, and was about as nimble as a pregnant Yak. But the Europeans refused to make huge cars for sale in America, choosing sportiness and economy of operation instead, and the consumers were buying them, so the Big 3 were sticking their toes in the ‘cars smaller than Rhode Island’ water. The Valiant was one of the results. This example comes with the venerable Mopar 225 slant six and the amusing dash-mounted pushbutton automatic. It looks to be in good driver condition, pop-top and all. The enthusiastic seller is offering at $11,900 and ‘let’s talk’. Find this 1963 Plymouth Valiant in Sealy Texas via craigslist.
When you see a picture of a classic domestic car at a drag strip, it usually includes some lifted front tires and a tale of 10 second glory. This next car didn’t twist off the line and annihilate the Fox body Mustang in the next lane, and with an admitted 20 second 1/4 time (slant-6 […]
This next car comes from tipper Matt C who writes; It needs a lot of work – but the engine is still in the car and the connecting rods are still in the engine, which is about all you can ask for a $750 turbo DSM. For that matter, that’s a lot to ask of a […]
This next car is our feature for Memorial Day…because I’ve got some tri tip in the sous vide pot and nothing to do for the next 4 hours…so time to share something that is red-white-and-blue to the bone. Find this 1955 Plymouth Savoy Coupe offered for $2500 in Belmont, MA via craigslist. Tip from Bill. From […]
The Plymouth Barracuda introduced the world to fastback shaped pony cars a full two weeks before Ford’s Mustang was released in April 1964, but even hardcore Mopar enthusiasts will agree that it is a good thing that the Mustang outsold the Barracuda by a landslide because otherwise we’d be left the strange term fishcar for […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: This is a fourth generation Camaro that is trying to look like a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda; real price is $10,000. Seller says it is one of a kind, and I certainly hope so. Yikes. There is so much to ponder in this next craigslist […]
This next car comes as a tip from SecondMouse who writes: Pining for a post-war classic in two doors, but don’t have the scratch to play in the deep end? Here is a decent example in running condition, mostly unmolested and complete, down to the flathead 6. Did you say your brother-in-law just rolled his […]
Remember the other day when I wrote that the V8 and 4-speed was overrated? Yeah…I may have been a bit tipsy from the Manhattan that Kaibeezy taught me to make the other day..and the reports of the death of the V8 and manual box have been greatly exaggerated. Find this 1975 Plymouth Scamp offered for $10.900 […]