Apparently, I’m turning this blog into the tan Chrysler A-Body Forum. Why is it that you start seeing cars like this in bunches? I was tearing through town this morning and noticed my local car dealer guy had this ’68 Valiant Signet on the lot.I was intrigued by the two-door bodystyle and the poverty caps, so I stopped to take a look. The price tag was a shocker. $17,500. On what planet does a ’68 Valiant cost $17,500?
The list of modifications here is extensive: It’s a 1970 340 with aluminum heads, a Mopar aluminum intake, an aluminum radiator, a new steering box from Flaming River, Holley electric fuel pump and carb, an 8 3/4-inch rear with a limited slip differential and a new clutch and pressure plate.
It’s a badass little vehicle that could dust a handful of Camaros and Mustangs at the stoplight drags.
Still, $17,500 is a lot of coin for a Valiant. No matter how much of a street sleeper it might be, you’re still driving your Aunt Esther’s car, in a color that’s more of an anti-color than anything else.
At the very least, it’s a cool diagram for building your own hot-rod Valiant.