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Nice looking 2 tone Valiant on the trailer.
 

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I was not sure but thought it might be a Rambler, Both were good cars except the Valiant from that era had probably one of the best engines ever produced (The slant six) Here's a interesting article about it.


http://www.allpar.com/history/memories/bob-scott.html
 

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Nice Rambler...is it a rag top?

Michael,

I had a 78/79 Dodge Challenger with a slant 6. Like you say, great motor. The car was red with a white vinyl half top, white interior and black carpets. PS, PB, auto and looked new. Paid 2k for it in '85 with 26k miles on it.
 

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Originally posted by Michael
I was not sure but thought it might be a Rambler, Both were good cars except the Valiant from that era had probably one of the best engines ever produced (The slant six) Here's a interesting article about it.


http://www.allpar.com/history/memories/bob-scott.html
Great link about the Slant Six. My dad had a 1960 Rambler American station wagon. He was always proud of the fact that it would get 28 mpg with the manual overdrive engaged. This was before mpg was a concern back then. I'll verify the mpg and the size of motor it had next time I talk to my dad.
 

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I have had a lot of slant six cars, My all time favorite slant six powered car was a rare 1975 Plymouth Duster (Feather Duster) This was a odd ball car Chrysler came out with a Alumiuim Hood, Trunk lid, and bumpers along with a bunch of alum. engine parts (head, intake) The car came with a fold down rear seat, and almost no insulation and a 4 speed overdrive transmission. It would get 25-30 MPG on the highway and was a great car. I drove the daylights out of the car. I bought when I was stationed in the Philippines for $200.00 and drove it for 4 years there and then shipped it back to the states and drove it until 1999 almost daily. It had finally died from old age and I sold it to a kid down the street who rebuilt everything on the car and he is still using blue magic everyday.
 

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The Rambler is a two-door hardtop. They made a lot of these carse from 61 to 63, but the hardtop was only available in 63. A little over 5,000 were made.

I'm familiar with those slant sixes. I don't think I've heard of any that died. I have seen a few that should have died though.
 

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It had finally died from old age and I sold it to a kid down the street who rebuilt everything on the car and he is still using blue magic everyday.
That car has well over 300,000 miles on it when I sold it and the engine was in sad need of a complete rebuild. I had rebuilt the front end numerous times and gosh I cannot for the live of me remember how many brake jobs I did on that car. Still overall the 2nd best car I have ever owned, My 340 Duster that I still own and bought new is the best.
 
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