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Someone says it’s a 48 or 49 Chrysler but I think they may be mistaken. I have no idea. It was my uncles old car many years ago. Thanks. Picture taken in Budd Lake NJ

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Don’t ask them for any more info, it’s an early 1960s Plymouth Valiant.

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35 minutes ago, Jackietools said:

Someone says it’s a 48 or 49 Chrysler but I think they may be mistaken

Well they were almost close.  it is atleast a Mopar so the right family of cars just a few years off.

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7 hours ago, keiser31 said:

It is a 1961 Plymouth Valiant V-200.

 

Down  here it was simply known as a Valiant, our first ever Chrysler Valiant whats more.

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4 hours ago, hchris said:

 

Down  here it was simply known as a Valiant, our first ever Chrysler Valiant whats more.

Yep. That little circular badge on the front fender trim designates it as a V-200.

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In the US, "Valiant" was a separate marque in 1960 (first year of production). In 1961 it was a Plymouth Valiant. That makes the one in the picture most likely a Plymouth since the picture was taken in New Jersey.

 

I agree with Keiser that it is a 61. I am fairly sure that round V-200 emblem wasn't used in 60.

 

In 1962 (USA models), the taillights weren't in the fins anymore.

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Didn't Virgil Exner design the first generation Valiant besides the Early 60s Chrysler with it's freestanding head- and rearlights? But only the last one is remembered of pioneer retro design, although the cheaper earlier one had a mocck pressed spare wheel in the rear deck lid.

I have always thought that it's pity Exner passerar away in the early 1970s, before the interest in his creations caught on. 

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Classic Cars.com had a white California "barn find" like this one, with just over 4K miles on it listed for $24K.

Car is sold (for ?) but the listing is still up.

 

I think they are cute and well worth saving.

 

Mike in Colorado

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If everybody had one of these there would be no mechanics or tow trucks.

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I have an Australian 63 S Series  Valiant  Very original car with 137,000 miles on the clock 

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