Steve’s Stuff: Heater Delete Valiant
by Steve Magnante
“As Plymouth’s least expensive model, Valiants are typically light on extra-cost bells and whistles. Well, here’s a ’63 Valiant V-200 four-door sedan that takes the less-is-more strategy to the extreme. Its Slant Six is backed by a three-on-the-tree, but that’s just the beginning.
Not only was this austere little stripper built without a radio (for $60 savings on the $2,097 base price), it’s also a heater delete car.
Check out the rare factory-issue fan motor and heater hose block-off plates on the firewall. Inside–just under the radio delete plate–the usual under dash heater control unit is completely absent. No, it isn’t some rare lightweight super stocker, just the product of an especially frugal buyer.”