V8 Velocity: 1968 Plymouth Valiant Signet Sedan – Sold?

by | Oct 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

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November 18, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “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.

October 13, 2022 Update – The private seller of this V8-powered Valiant just replaced their expiring listing with a fresh Craigslist ad. In it, the pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.

Most classic car enthusiasts gravitate towards the most powerful, highest-trimmed, sportier body versions of classic cars.  However, many finds in sedan form still fit the bill for someone looking to get into the classic car hobby on a budget. One example is this 55,000 original mile 1968 Plymouth Valiant Four-Dorr Signet sedan originally listed in September 2022 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Beyond the extremely low miles, what makes this Valiant special is the more desirable factory V8 combined with working factory A/C.

Once offered for $6,260 or best offer, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is slightly above the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for third-generation 1968 Plymouth Valiants.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the car featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $4,100 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $6,700 before factoring in a twenty percent increase for the desirable factory V8 and air conditioning.

The Plymouth Division of Chrysler produced the entry-level, compact Valiant from 1960 through 1976 across four generations.  It became well known for its excellent durability and reliability, and was one of Chrysler’s best-selling automobiles during the 1960s and 1970s, helping to keep the company solvent during an economic downturn.

Plymouth launched the completely redesigned, third-generation Valiant for the 1967 model year.  Plymouth consolidated body styles in the third generation by eliminating station wagons, hardtops, and convertibles from the line. Buyers who wanted a Valiant-type hardtop coupe or convertible could choose a similarly-styled Barracuda, which was still based on the Valiant with a slightly sportier style. The new Valiant model range included two- and four-door sedans on a newly lengthened 108 inch wheelbase. The design was straightforward and rectilinear. The body sides were mildly sculptured with a tapering lower feature line that widened toward the wheels. The new fenders had a vertical slab look. The grille was vertically split and subdivided horizontally. Vertical, segmented taillights featured a fanned out look. Federally-mandated safety equipment came standard on all 1967s, including a new dual-chamber brake master cylinder, energy-absorbing steering column, wheel, and instrument panel controls; shoulder belt mountings for outboard front passengers, and a new 4-way hazard flasher.

For the 1968 model, the horizontal division bar was removed from the grille. A fine cross-hatched insert was framed by a segmented chrome surround. Model nameplates were moved from the rear fender to the front fender. A V8 was a Valiant option for the first time. All North American Chrysler products received front and rear side marker lights, amber in front, and red in the rear. These were round in shape, surrounded by an attractive chrome bezel. Valiants built after January 1, 1968, also got new front shoulder belts as standard.

The MyMopar.com YouTube Channel features this 1968 Plymouth Valiant Dealer Promo Film Strip:

With a 273 cubic inch V8, factory A/C, and only 55,000 original miles, this 1968 Plymouth Valiant Signet sedan makes an affordable entry into classic car ownership that also gains access to any Mopar-only event.  The only thing we would like to see are more pictures of the undercarriage and the interior before we would make an offer.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1968 Plymouth Valiant Signet V8
Not the slant 6… Factory original stock V8
273 small V8 Runs strong
Fully serviced, oil change, new brakes, tires, battery, A/C
Good condition in and out, no rust
$6250 or best serious offer

Show or go: What would you do with this 1968 Valiant Signet Survivor?  Please comment below and let us know!


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