Car News:  Oversteer

Autotrader Find: 1983 Plymouth Scamp GT Restoration Project

RELATED READING
See all Plymouth Scamp articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Karma cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs MAZDA cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Chris O'Neill February 2020

Here's an exceptionally rare car from the 1980s that you've probably forgotten about. It's a 1983 Plymouth Scamp GT. The Scamp and its more popular twin, the Dodge Rampage, were front-wheel drive car-based compact pickups. Built on Chrysler's L Platform that was developed in response to the fuel crisis of the 1970s, the Rampage and Scamp shared their underpinnings with the likes of the Dodge Omni, the Dodge Charger, the Plymouth Horizon and the Plymouth Turismo sold throughout the 1980s.

While the Rampage was offered from 1982 through 1984, the Scamp was sold for just the 1983 model year, and in extremely limited numbers, making it far rarer than the Rampage. In total, while a little over 37,000 Rampages moved off of dealer lots from 1982 to 1984, just over 3,500 Scamps were produced during the model's lone year of production. Breaking things down further, just under 1,400 of them were built in this top-spec GT trim, making the one you see here a rare version of an especially rare vehicle.

Located in Hutchinson, Kansas, with an asking price of $3,500, this Plymouth Scamp GT comes with 138,736 miles on the odometer, a reasonable figure when you consider that this thing is now 37 years old. The listing states that, while the engine was rebuilt in the last 10,000 miles, the body and interior are in need of major repair. If you've got the itch to take on a quirky restoration project, tracking down parts shouldn't be too difficult, given the sheer volume of parts the Scamp and Rampage share with the greater L Platform line of vehicles. Find a Plymouth Scamp for sale

MORE FROM OVERSTEER
Video | Ram's 'RamBox' Feature Is Clever, but Probably Isn't for Everyone
5 Good Used Mazda Miata Models for Sale on Autotrader
Autotrader Find: 2003 Land Rover Discovery That Was Driven Around the World

We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience, personalize content and ads, and analyze how our sites are used. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here.
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Autotrader Find: 1983 Plymouth Scamp GT Restoration Project - Autotrader
×