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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1961 Plymouth Valiant V-200

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Unrestored slant six pushbutton transmission 1961 Plymouth Valiant for sale on From the seller’s description:

The car was purchased new in 1961 by a Senior lady in Oxnard, California at the dealer Bailey Motors, (Plymouth – DeSoto – Valiant). She drove the car for two years and passed-away in 1963. Last registered in 1964, the car was subsequently parked in a windowless garage where it has remained for the last 53 years. Recently discovered, the car was removed from the garage by a neighbor. The garage where it was stored was a stand-alone building not attached to a rental house so it was rarely if ever opened in all those years.

The vehicle sits on the the original Good Year tires that remarkably hold air. The new spare is even intact. All paint is in fantastic condition with the exception of a shallow dent on the hood. Most all the chrome is wonderful with some shallow pitting/clouding noticed in minor areas.

The photos in this ad have not been altered or enhanced in any manner. They speak volumes for the outstanding original condition of this car.

The interior shows as-new. All upholstery is exceptional. I doubt anyone ever sat in the back seat. The dash, instrument panel and gauges, steering wheel, door panels, headliner and carpets are extraordinary. The trunk is perfect with the vinyl mat cardboard over the spare and the tire jack all in prime original condition.

The current owner removed and restored the gas tank and installed new lines with a new fuel pump. All fluids have been changed plus new hoses installed. Replaced the water pump and thermostat. The original battery was replaced with a new unit. The entire brake system has been gone through. Powered by a straight six motor, the engine starts and runs fantastic. The push-button automatic transmission shifts great. The car has been barely driven due to the weathered condition of the original tires plus not wanting to put extra miles on the odometer.

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Oxnard, California
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