1960 Plymouth Valiant

Plymouth produced 483,969 vehicles in 1960 and forty percent of those (194,292) were the Valiant in both V-100 and V-200 Series. The compact Valiant was an all-new car and was not yet identified as a Plymouth and was considered its own unique brand. A year later, it officially became part of the Plymouth brand. They were assembled by the Dodge Division and sold by Plymouth dealers.

The base engine was an overhead valve six-cylinder unit displacing 170.9 cubic-inches and offering 100 horsepower. A three-speed manual gearbox was standard. They were available as a sedan or a 6- or 9-passenger station wagon. Pricing began at $2,030 for the V-100 Sedan and rose to $2,550 for the V-200 9-passenger station wagon. The most popular bodystyle was the V-200 sedan with 106,515 examples produced. 52,788 examples of the V-100 sedans were built.

The Valiant models had unitized body construction, seven-dip rust proofing, Lustre-Bond exterior finish, and a 12-volt electrical system.

The V-200 series added bright metal side trim moldings that ran from the front wheel opening into the taillight. The insides were available in three choices of color and featured vinyl seat bolsters and nylon cloth inserts. The V-100 models had gray cloth interiors.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2014

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Considered to be one of the best all-around domestic cars by Road %26 Track magazine, The Plymouth Valiant was manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation in the U.S. from 1960 until 1976. The Valiant was created to give the company an entry into the compact car market that was emerging in the late 1950s. Build and marketed worldwide in countries that includes Canada, Mexico, Australia,....
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Sedan
Designer: Exner

In the late 1950s, an increasing invasion of small imported cars forced the Big Three to take a serious stab at a 'compact' car. Ford went the conservative route with the Falcon, while Chevrolet created the controversial rear-engined Corvair. Chrysle....[continue reading]

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1960 Valiant
$2,550-$22,745
1960 Plymouth Valiant Price Range: $2,030 - $2,550

$2,535 - $3,100

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Plymouth
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)728,228
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)551,633
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)488,448
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)339,527
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)356,257
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)483,969
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)458,261
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)443,799
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)726,009
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)571,634
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)705,455

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