based on early '60's Mopar Logo

1962 Valiant Signet 200

Anthony writes:

Everybody asks “What is this, a Studebaker?”

Actually this Mopar was purchased in stock condition in 2001 in Tustin, California.

Since then, this automatic Slant Six 225 was decked, ported and balanced by Performance Engine in Long Beach, CA. Added to the engine compartment was an Edelbrock 4 barrel 650 CFM carburetor, Isky Racing cam, Offenhauser intake manifold, new pistons - 9.5:1 compression, Manley intake and exhaust valves, Clifford headers with dual Flowmaster exhausts and electronic ignition, adding about 100 more horses.

1962 Valiant Signet, front 1962 Valiant Signet, passenger side

There is also a new Currie 8 inch Ford rear end with 3.55 gears and a new Mattson’s High Performance radiator with a built in transmission cooler.

The Valiant’s stopping power was improved with the addition of 1971 Duster disk brakes on the front wheels.

Improved looks came with the addition of 14 inch American Racing rims all around.

There is a new two tone interior to match the original, including sumptuous smoking amenities with 2 bucket seat mounted ashtrays in the rear seating area.

Please note the homage to Chrysler auto designer Virgil Exner on the California license plate: XNR LIVS.

Lastly, check out the T-shirt designs featuring the Valiant that I designed and wear at various automotive get-togethers: 1962 Valiant Signet T-shirt

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Thanks, Anthony!

Great work on a unique Mopar!

Cool shirt, too!  smile!

Gary H.

August 29, 2006

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