1961 Valiant sighting

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  1. armyofchuckness

    armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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    I posted this over at slantsix.org, but I thought some of you might like it as well.

    Car culture website Jalopnik featured a 1961 Plymouth Valiant V-200 today. It was spotted in Alameda, California. Looks like it's in really nice shape. I was curious if it looked familiar to anyone here. Check out the car at this link and you can follow other links there to other articles on slant sixes and Valiants. There was also a 61 Lancer featured recently, which can be seen here.

    It's nice to see old A-bodies and slant sixes treated with a bit of reverence on such a mainstream car site. Check out other Down On The Street articles for a fun slice of classic (and infamous) daily drivers. Plenty of Mopar A-Body goodness can be found inside....Like this 64 Dart Wagon!
     
  2. Shishaldin

    Shishaldin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I dig that site (but not as much as FABO!). I used to live right across the 29th Ave. bridge from Alameda (aka The Island that Rust Forgot) back in the 80's. It is kind of amazing how many intact "survivors" still cruise the streets there...
     
  3. armyofchuckness

    armyofchuckness The Flying Valiant

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    I agree. FABO and SlantSix.org are my sites of choice, but I do enjoy the variety in Jalopnik. I envision Alameda as a magical place. I'm still amazed you can be on an island and not have huge rust problems.
     
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    Shishaldin Well-Known Member

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    The thing about Alameda that allows for it to be the "Island That Rust Forgot" is that it's IN the San Francisco Bay on the east side. All of the wind and moisture from the Pacific hits SF's hills first, which totally buffets any weather on it's way to Alameda and Oakland in the East Bay. One of the more temperate spots in the US, thereby preserving cool ol' Valiants for our enjoyment :toothy10:.
     
  5. redfastback

    redfastback Don't ask me... my garage is empty

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    I totally agree. Alameda is awesome. I'll have to check out this valiant. There will be a car show down Park st. on Oct. 11th. I'll be sure to post pics for you guys.
     
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