1966 Plymouth Valiant Signet Convertible
Price: - Item location: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Valiant
- SubModel: Signet
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Signet
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 143,000
- VIN: VH27B62647943
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 225 slant-6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Plymouth Valiant SignetI am the second owner of this car, I purchased it in 1976 from the original owner.
A great convertible automobile with a great ride.
I encourage anyone considering bidding, to come see the car in person, in Concord Massachusetts. I will be available (usually) at your convenience to show you the car in depth and discuss all aspects of its history.
The current condition of the car is WILL NOT DRIVE.
ENGINE original equipment is slant-6. When the original engine got tired, I swapped in a 1976 slant six motor and (made an amateur's mistake) brought in a new torque converter and thereafter the excellent motor I brought from the 1976 (a factory unleaded vehicle by the way - if run, will never require lead or lead substitutes) ran very well but the new torque converter though sold to me by a good shop was simply the wrong one and the propulsion did not reach the wheels. I do have the original torque converter and it is included in this sale. I have not started the engine in several years.
The PAINT is original. I understand the '66 Signet came in only two color exterior paint schemes, this is the red one. It has never been painted since it left the factory. The are blotchy dark areas of the original paint and it is possible these may not remove well. (the other Signet scheme was a blue/grey)
FENDERS: I had an opportunity about 15 years ago to take as parts from the same year-special model-paint scheme Valiant, two perfect fenders. These have been reserved all these years and have never been installed, these fenders come in this auction together with the car. (The fenders on the car are due replacement.)
SPRINGS: The original springs on the car are tired. However, I purchased new leaf springs plus shackles and these are included with your purchase in this auction.
TIRES: Four tires purchased new in 2016 at a cost of $480.00, were installed on another car, and when that other car was retired all four tires were with less than 1,000 miles on them transferred to this Valiant, and these 185/65R14 – 86H – M+S – Dural
are installed on this Valiant and included in the auction.
This car is packaged with extremely hard to find parts to this car - including
• two perfect used front fenders.
• two new leaf springs
• the original owner's manual
• original torque converter
• many original and replacement minor parts
CONVERTIBLE TOP present, but in need of attention (probably replacement.)
The auction is initiated with 12 PHOTOS, and
I will fill out the listing to the maximum number photos eBay allows (24), I have additional photos I can send upon request, just ask. If there is any particular photograph you want taken I will respond with alacrity. I want every defect in this car and asset documented fully. I want every bidder to know all possible about this car. Questions will be answered promptly and fully.
THIS CAR HAS NEVER BEEN TITLED: I contacted the Registry in my state (Massachusetts, the only state the first owner and I the second owner ever garaged the car in) and no record exists for the VIN of this car ever having been supplied to apply for a Title. The RMV website states that "Passenger vehicles with a model year of 1980 and older, purchased before November 26, 1990 are exempt from titling." This is:
• A 1966 car
• I purchased it in 1976
RMV further indicates the requirement for titling falls to the purchaser of a car: "This law requires that all motor vehicles and trailers be titled within ten (10) days of purchase." I will therefore not obtain a title before selling, as I am by statute exempt from requirement due to the car's model year and I purchased it prior to the trigger threshold for titling requirement. Please check with the motor vehicle registry in the state you plan to register the car in, to make sure you have a smooth path to titling the car in your state although it has never been titled in any state ever before. Copies of RMV research into Title history and a previous registration of the car in my name in the 1980's will be sent upon request.
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