0434 193 243
1962 Valiant / Signet 2 door coupe
This marque is rare in Australia, probably about 15 to 20 cars, however many of the body parts (other than the doors) are common with the S Series Valiant. In fact, many of the mechanical parts are the same or similar to those used on later model Valiants and are not difficult to find. I am selling this car as I am uncluttering and need some more garage space!
Specifics of the restoration and re-build
I planned and coordinated the restoration and rebuild work over the last 5 years – this was my third restoration project.
All interior trimming, external bodywork, and painting done by quality craftsmen/tradesmen.
All mechanical and engineering work done by qualified mechanics. (I have job records and receipts for all this work).
The car was imported from Albuquerque, New Mexico (next to Arizona), with full import approval papers available. I believe I am the third owner.
The car was in a very good body condition - an excellent straight body only suffering from sunburn – that is, the original exterior paint and interior vinyls were burnt by the extreme heat of the New Mexico desert.
The car was converted to RHD with engineer’s certificate and RWC being issued.
The dashboard was sourced from an Australian RHD S Series Valiant.
Bare metal body respray with minor panel work by Black Edge Auto Body in Bayswater.
Full interior restoration with original USA seat trimming material on rear and front bucket seats.
Rear and front bucket seats fully reconditioned with new rubber and padding.
New headlining, crash pad re-trimmed, sun-visors re-trimmed, floor carpets, etc.
New parcel shelf, new door trims, and new rear quarter trims – new vinyls on all trim.
New door whiskers and door seals.
New inertia reel seatbelts – (4).
New front and rear windscreen rubbers.
New tinted laminated front windscreen.
New rear venetian blind.
NOS front and rear bumper overriders, with front and rear bumpers re-plated and polished.
Five new tyres – 1 inch whitewalls.
All external stainless trim, grill and badges polished and painted respectively.
New wheel cylinders (4), brake linings, flexible brake hoses, and brake lines.
Reconditioned dual brake master cylinder.
NOS ball joints and tie rods – MOOG brand.
NOS pitman arm.
New 2 inch exhaust system.
Slant 6 engine, 160 BHP, rebuilt by mechanic, including many new parts, and Pertronix Electronic Ignition.
Reconditioned push button automatic.
Reconditioned radiator and new hoses.
New tailshaft - based on later Valiant tailshaft design.
Fuel tank rust proofed and sealed, and new fuel line.
New wiring loom.
NOS rear stop light lenses.
NOS rear indicators and NOS lenses.
NOS front indicator lenses and NOS chromed indicator bezels (USA style).
NOS front headlight doors.
Re-metallised USA instrument fascia - R/S Series style but uses 2 triangles for the left and right indicators.
New variable wiper control unit and windscreen washers.
NOS wiper blades.
NOS rear speakers.
NOS radio delete plate.
Push button radio. I have not fitted the radio or speakers but the parcel shelf has the cut-outs for the speakers.
Many other NOS and aftermarket parts on the car.
The car is fitted with a Smith’s beehive heater (I could not source the original push button heater).
I have another complete set of exterior trim, grill, badges, etc., that will go with the car.
I have many pictures of the restoration – before and after.
The car drives and handles exceptionally well; I have only driven a few hundred miles since the issue of the RWC to ensure everything is ok.
The car is currently on the Victorian Club Permit Scheme.
I have many pictures I can email – email is 1962Signet@gmail.com
Contact me if genuinely interested - 0434 193 243.
Price is $56,000 ONO.
NOS – new old stock
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