1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp
17k Original Miles
1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp
- 17k Original Miles
- All Original Example with All Known Ownership History
- Period Correct Upgrades: Air Shocks, Pin Stripe, Leather Wrapped Wheel, Door Lock Pins
- Recent Service: Cooling, Brakes, and Fuel System
- Power Steering and Power Brakes
- Clean, Survivor MOPAR
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From Hemmings: “Plymouth fans looking for inexpensive transportation in 1972 had ample choices in the Valiant lineup, including a pair of two-door Dusters, a four-door sedan and a two-door hardtop sold under the Scamp nameplate. Essentially a badge-engineered Dodge Dart Swinger, the Plymouth Scamp offered an ala carte menu of engine options, ranging from the standard 198-cu.in. six to the 318 V-8…”
HotCars.com gives this rundown on the Scamp's too-short history: “Unfortunately, the Plymouth Scamp did not have a very long-lasting run and was only sold from 1971 to 1976. Although the Scamp was a variant of the Valiant throughout its life, it was known among enthusiasts as its own line of cars, and it was treated as a sporty, luxury alternative to the economical Valiant. Unfortunately, the Scamp and the Valiant bit the dust in 1976. With the 1973 American Oil Crisis fresh in the minds of consumers everywhere, the Scamp just wasn't fuel-efficient enough for comfort, and sales of all Plymouths started to stagnate.”
Offered here is a well-maintained 1972 Plymouth Valiant Scamp in outstanding survivor condition. Showing just 17,583 original miles on its odometer, the car has traveled fewer than 400 miles per-year on average since new. With its ownership history known and documented, correct Slant-Six powerplant, period-correct, modest upgrades, extremely low mileage, and overall exceptional condition, this MOPAR-survivor is a rare offering.
The white exterior paint shows extremely well: smooth finish, excellent gloss, and no damage. The lime-green, bodyside, double pinstripe is an added and appealing touch cueing the interior color theme. The dark-green vinyl top is in perfect condition and nicely highlights the roof's concave rear glass. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) There is no damage to any sheet metal. Limited chrome trim has been well-maintained and shows virtually no patina from age. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and undamaged. Factory badging—including the front “Plymouth“ badge, “Valiant” emblem and “Scamp” decal on the front fenders, and “Plymouth” trunk-lid badge—is all correctly in place. Date-coded alloy wheels with chrome trim rings are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires.
The interior two-tone green color theme has been beautifully maintained. Door panels included green-painted metal, green vinyl, and woodgrain trim in a horizontal design (“jimmy-free” door-lock pins have been added). The split-bench front seat and rear bench are upholstered in vertically pleated lighter green vinyl with darker green vinyl trim free of any damage or even wear indications. Green carpeting in very good condition covers the floor. The 3-spoke, green steering wheel (with a matching leather rim cover) features a Plymouth-logo center cap and frames standard instrumentation: a square 120-mph speedometer and four smaller circular monitoring gauges mounted on a woodgrain dash panel. The shift lever for the automatic transmission is mounted on the steering column, and the car is equipped with power steering and power brakes. The green padded dash is free of cracks, and its woodgrain trim extends across to the passenger side. The factory push-button AM-FM radio remains mounted. The Scamp's trunk is pristine.
Under the hood, the originality continues in the form of the highly regarded 225-cubic-inch “Slant Six” wearing its Chrysler-blue engine-block paint. All components are properly installed and retain original finishes, for example, the black-painted air-cleaner cover. The engine bay is clean without being overly detailed. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight and complete. Light surface rust is present on untreated metal. The clean lower surfaces of the engine and transmission, and added air shocks, are visual focal points.
The car's original build, identification, and instruction tags remain as mounted at the factory. A copy of the Plymouth 1972 sales brochure for the Valiant line is included in the sale. A recent service covering the cooling, braking, and fuel systems has been performed.
While the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '72 Plymouth Valiant Scamp in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
The enthusiasm—some would call it mania—that MOPAR fans have for their favorite brands is well-known. Frequent gatherings regularly bring these Chrysler Corporation fans together to view each other's rides. While there are usually plenty of Hemis and even Super Birds, the next owner of this “Survivor Scamp” can expect plenty of interest, and even more compliments on this rare bit of perfectly preserved MOPAR history.