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1972 Plymouth Scamp - Restored A-Body

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Scamp is a term for a mischevious person who goes against the grain; a rascal, rogue, or scalawag. However, a scamp isn't a serious outlaw, instead opting to toe the line in a likeable way. This is an apt description for the sporty two-door hardtop seen here.

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The Plymouth Scamp was based on the A-body Valiant platform, serving as the counterpart to Dodge's two-door Dart Swinger. It was available with several engine options, including a 198ci slant-six, 225ci slant-six, 273ci V8, and 318ci V8.

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This 1972 Plymouth Scamp belongs to Will Keegan, of Los Angeles, California. It features the top-of-the-range 318ci V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor, and has been fully restored inside and out.

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Will's Scamp has been repainted in its original green metallic color, with a black stripe across the rear quarter panels and trunk lid. The grill, lighting, bumpers, and trim have been restored using original-style reproduction parts.

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The car also features a lowered suspension, disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors, and sliver 5-spoke wheels wrapped in sticky BF Goodrich tires. This combination allows it to handle with precision and stop quickly.

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Will enjoys his mischevious Scamp and drives out to the Classic Industries retail showroom when he needs parts for it. If you own an A, B, or E-body Mopar car, click the button below to get a free full-color Mopar catalog and check out our huge selection of restoration and performance parts.