Those patrol cars were immensely successful and at the time it was hard to find anything faster.
A Lamborhini Miura owner told me that a curious police officer raced his patrol car against his Lambo in a deserted stretch of Mexican Highway, and that the Valiant went head-to-head with the Lambo all the way.
A luxury version not unlike the Signet was dubbed the Acapulco; Alfonso Mayerstein wrote that the Acapulco lasted from 1963 to 1967, and was essentially a Signet V200 with bucket seats, an upgraded interior, and the option of a four-on-the-floor Hurst gearshift. In 1965 we saw the Barracuda, some of which had the 318 engine.
He also noted that the Valiant convertible (in standard and Acapulco forms) was a converted sedan with a reinforced chassis, made in a separate building from the factory in Lago Alberto. It competed well against Ford's Mustang, but from the front you couldn't tell it apart from a Valiant Acapulco, with which it shared the grille, trim and interiors.
Though expensive, it sold well and the V8 was fast, capable of very good acceleration and allegedly, a top speed on top of 120 mph.
In 1973 we had 5-mph bumpers but no longer had the Charger. It sold well despite a stagnant economy, and it had a decent set of factory equipment such as electric everything and A/C. Taking advantage of the lack of Plymouth in Mexico, Chrysler attached Plymouth noses and tail-lights to their cars in 1976 as their annual update.
The Le Baron was much smaller, yet it had everything the other cars had in a smaller, more maneuverable package that was easy to drive and to park.
The success of the Le Baron prevailed until its demise in 1987.
The Super Bee bowed goodbye at the end of the 1980 model year, replaced by the Dodge Magnum.
The Magnum had the large 360 V8 4-bbl, sport wheels, bucket seats and four-speed manual transmission.
A first in the Mexican market was that Chrysler introduced electronic ignition in all its models. The Super-Bee also got that engine down the road, but it didn't last long. From 1974 to 1976, Dodge and Plymouth had kept the U. In 1976 the Super Bee had the 360 V8, making it by far the fastest Mexican car.
A special version of a Valiant Super Bee was used by the Mexican Federal Highway Police.
It could be had with with either a six or an eight cylinder engine, and there was also a sporty version with a console mounted gear shift lever and bucket seats.