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1964 Plymouth Valiant
As the 1960s moved along, cars slowly transformed from the “bubble” looking designs of the 1950s, and became more angular and elongated. Power under the hood increased, and so did speed. The Plymouth Valiant was no exception to this. Introduced in 1960, the Valiant was not considered to be a Plymouth model until 1961.
After a record year in sales in 1963, the changes for the 1964 model were more focused on performance and reliability than its outward appearance, though it did feature a restyled front end. Horizontal bars, a Valiant medallion, and a new grille gave the 1964 model a new look. Additionally, Taillights were rotated so that they were vertical rather than horizontal.
The Plymouth Plaza
In 1954, Plymouth rolled out the Plymouth Plaza, which they priced under their more pricey models, while offering options that had been reserved for those more expensive models. The Plaza came in 2, 3, and 4 door sedan versions. A “Silver Special” Plaza was rare, and only offered in 1958. This special edition Plaza had silver paint on the roof and a stainless steel spear on the front fenders and part of the doors. A few other final touches to the model made it one of the rarest classic cars, especially because there is no true way to know just how many silver specials were produced.
Plymouth & The Great Depression
The history of the automobile industry is intertwined with the history of our country from the period just preceding the turn of the 20th century onward.
Motor vehicles started to become more of a reality and less of a dream during the end of the 1800s, and automobile ownership was brought within reach of ordinary Americans with the introduction of the Ford Model T in 1908.
During the earlier days of automotive manufacturing there were a couple of events that had a big impact on the evolution of the industry.
Of all the classic cars that are out there people who have a specific affection for Plymouth automobiles often gravitate toward the Barracuda.
A lot of people think that the first pony car was the Ford Mustang, and it is true that the class of vehicle was named after the Mustang. However, the Barracuda, which was considered to be a pony car once the term was coined was introduced first. The Plymouth Barracuda was released on April 1 of 1964 which predated the debut of the Ford Mustang by a couple of weeks.
The Plymouth Fury
Partying hard to welcome the new year is a tradition for a lot of folks and as long as it is done responsibly there is certainly nothing wrong with knocking back a few potent potables with your friends and family.
Buying And Selling Classic Plymouths
There are only so many rare and collectible Plymouth motor vehicles in any given town, so traditionally it could be a long-term process to constantly scour all available resources in the hope of finding the right car.
The Internet has changed the way that people shop for all types of products. It can eliminate the constraints that used to exist regarding geography. However, certain types of things could seem to be difficult to buy and sell over the Internet.
The Heart of America Region Chapter of the Plymouth Owners Club
If you are a classic Plymouth fan you are part of a special breed of collector car enthusiasts. Plymouth automobiles are a true slice of Americana, especially when you are talking about the vehicles of the classic era.
Cruising down the highway with no particular place to go in your perfect Plymouth taking in the sights and sounds of the roadways has always been an experience that is uniquely American, like baseball, jazz, and apple pie.
A Look At The Plymouth Duster
That’s where your motorhead uncle comes in, and there are certain cars that were around during the 1970s and 1980s that had a reputation for reliability. One of these was the Plymouth Duster, a car that is a favorite of many classic Plymouth fans.
The Early Plymouth Barracuda
There are other cars that were added to the pony car niche after the success of the Mustang was so stunning, but after all, the Mustang was the only “horse” in the race. If the breed was going to be named after a horse the Mustang must have been the very first pony car, right?
Plymouth Road Runner: The Beginning
You can’t get very far into the history of classic Plymouth automobiles without mentioning the Plymouth Road Runner. The car was a reaction by Plymouth to the impression that the original muscle car concept was being lost as people were building cars that were more and more expensive and exclusive to own.
The original idea was to make muscle cars affordable to everyman by keeping them simple on the outside while investing in the performance. Getting back to this mentality was the concept behind the Plymouth Road Runner.