Pushbutton Propulsion: 1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200 Convertible – SOLD!

by | Jan 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

February 2, 2022 Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

It’s funny how compact cars of the 1960s have turned about to be the “just-right” size for four passengers and their luggage. That’s especially true for convertible versions like this white-over-blue 1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet 200 convertible originally listed in January 2022 on Craigslist in New Port Richie, Florida (Tampa) appears to be a nicely detailed driver-quality example offered at $13,500 currently. Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Signet priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $8,900 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $14,500.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $10,800 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $18,800.

Plymouth launched its Valiant line for the 1960 model year to compete with Ford’s new Falcon and Chevrolet’s new Corvair.  While it used a conventional drivetrain, the first generation Valiant continued Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” styling of the late 1950s that, while award-winning, consumers found very polarizing.  Consequently, for 1963, Plymouth redesigned the Valiant with toned downed styling on a slightly shorter wheelbase.

Building on a worldwide record sales success in 1963, the Valiant moved into 1964 with design changes giving better economy, reliability, and performance. Changes in the 1964 Valiant included a restyled front end featuring a new grille with horizontal bars. A “Valiant” medallion was placed at the center of the grille where the bars formed a flat bulge. Vertical taillamps replaced the previous horizontal items. The ring-style rear deck decoration was replaced with a Valiant script located at the right-hand corner.

The MyMopar.com YouTube Channel features this 1964 Plymouth Valiant dealer promotional film strip:

The seller’s description does not indicate whether their 1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet V-200 convertible benefits from restoration or if in fact it’s just a nice survivor. An added bonus is the aftermarket air conditioning system, which is a welcome option on those hot summer afternoons when it’s too hot to leave the top lowered on your drive back from a car show.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“’64 Plymouth Signet 200
225 slant six, Push Button Automatic
Runs and drives like New… Serious buyer with
cash Only.IF that is you….CALL
Leave a CLEAR phone number ( if I miss your call)
asking 13,500….

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