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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Paul G., Sep 14, 2018.
Somebody decided this should come to the market.
I hope you're NOT saying you don't like this...? This Valiant was a product of an era when car design was unique and distinctive. Nowadays, it's difficult to tell the difference between a Kia and a Jaguar. And, if judged on reliability, finish, and ease of repairs, I'd rather have the Kia.
I had one of those...
Slant 6 leaning tower of power. 3 on the tree.
Yeah, my sister just bought a Mercedes that could be a Honda with a Mercedes emblem on the grille.
That was our family car the year I turned 16, which was 1968, and I thought it was hideous. Same color, too. Despite my embarrassment, I drove it whenever I could.
It had a 3-speed column shifter, the “big” six (225 c.i.), and was very stable at 90 mph, even on retreaded tires, which cost about $8 each and would last about 10,000 miles.
I went out with girls in that car from Granby, Goodman, Cassville and Monett that year, so it must have not been so awful.
I was in it listening to the radio when I heard the news of the moon landing and the Manson murders.
What a rush of memories this photo has brought back! Thanks.
someone on my block had one growing up
Believe it or not, the rear end was just as fugly:
the original Valstang...
we had those models here back in the day.. AP5's I think they were?...
There are several good looking designs in the mix there. If only they'd just sorted them out and picked one.
And your equivalent GM & Ford products are...?
my grandad had a 2 door white val sedan that i d kill for....
We had one of those when I was a kid.
Aaaargh! My BIL's Mom had one the same color. Before he married my sister he would drive over in it to pick her up and go out. I feel the same way about it now as I did then.
I really never worried about the Valiants and Lancers.
When you could just buy this:
'63 fullsize, just as cool, but by then the Valiant was gorgeous:
Are you really serious?
I mean, you can't tell at a glance which make a car is? I don't mean which trim level or which year. You truly cannot tell an XE or XF from an Optima?
I'm beginning to wonder if I'm on the wrong forum. Everybody here is blind. With kindest regards, why would I take your remarks about the fit and finish of different makes seriously if you cannot tell these basic types of vehicles apart.
What’s not to like?
I'm not a FoMoCo guy, but the '62 Falcon is a really nice little car.
People get all excited about the Mustang, but these little Falcons and Comets were pretty cool - lots of ways to make them nice. Or fast.
Wonderful Italian/Cajun American girlfriend of mine had one of these, top trim level in gold and people always made us offers as we drove around in it:
'62 Chevy II.
I was just going to comment Chevy II when I saw that you had tagged the photo. I didn’t realize it was 62.
I don’t have any photos of my Pontiac Parisienne or my 67 Camaro but one of the ones that got away was a 64 Parisienne, rag top, 4-speed. I should have jumped on that. It was a beauty.