CR4® - The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion®


Hemmings Motor News Blog Blog

Hemmings Motor News Blog

Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

Previous in Blog: U.K. Court Upholds Ruling That Could Threaten EU Motorsports   Next in Blog: How a Hyundai Excel Reawakened a Dormant 1967 GTO Project
Close
Close
Close
2 comments

He Wasn’t Fast: the Legend of Prince Valiant

Posted December 07, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Chrysler classic auto economical

Talk about “Plain Jane” cars.

The 1965 Plymouth Valiant 100 I bought for $500 in 1969 was about as basic as they come. No fins, portholes, hood ornaments, wire wheels, “bullet” grills/bumpers, white-wall tires, two-tone paint jobs or chrome strips adorned “Prince,” the car’s nickname.

Being a lowly “100” model, “Prince” was the cheapest, most basic and under-powered economy car in Chrysler’s line-up…and perhaps among all American cars that year. If he had been the “200” model he would have had chrome strips on rear fenders, red insignia on the grill and trunk lid, and two side mirrors (instead of just one on the driver’s side).

Looking back on possibly the most quintessential 'economy model' from the 1960s classic era.

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: at the beach in Florida
Posts: 19474
Good Answers: 1141
#1

Re: He Wasn’t Fast: the Legend of Prince Valiant

12/07/2017 1:45 PM

The '64 Chevy II was pretty basic ...

...as was the '64 Ford Falcon....

__________________
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. A.E.
Reply
Guru

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 872
Good Answers: 23
#2

Re: He Wasn’t Fast: the Legend of Prince Valiant

12/08/2017 5:41 PM

To my mind, the '64-'65 Valiant's BEST feature was that *it* was the foundation for the two-door, fastback, Plymouth BARRACUDA...MoPar's PONY-car entry two-weeks ahead of the Ford Mustang.

__________________
...and the Devil said: "...yes, but it's a DRY heat..!"
Reply
Reply to Blog Entry 2 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Previous in Blog: U.K. Court Upholds Ruling That Could Threaten EU Motorsports   Next in Blog: How a Hyundai Excel Reawakened a Dormant 1967 GTO Project

Advertisement