Chrysler Valiant Charger

The Chrysler Valiant Charger is a muscle car introduced by Chrysler Australia in 1971. It was a short wheelbase two door coupe based on the concurrent Australian Chrysler Valiant sedan. Introduced within the VH Valiant range of cars, it continued as a variant through the subsequent VJ, VK and CL series, until ceasing production in 1978. The Charger was extraordinarily popular in Australia during the VH series and proved to be similarly so in New Zealand where they were assembled from imported kit components. The VH Valiant Charger achieved critical acclaim too, winning the 1971 Australian Wheels Car of the Year Award. However, the very real 'muscle' persona of the Charger quickly faded through the VJ range of cars and was effectively neutered altogether by the time of the VK series release in 1975. During its seven years of production, the Charger carried many variations of essentially two basic powerplants, based around the Hemi 6 and versions of the V8 Chrysler LA engine.

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CarTorque Series 2: Valiant Charger E49 Big Tank
This particular Valiant Charger E49 is a 'Bathurst Special'. In order to qualify for racing at Bathurst, manufacturers had to sell a certain number of cars in order to pass the homologation requirements. The beautiful thing about race cars back then was you were able to buy on Monday what you watched race on Sunday. APOLOGY: Ed talks about the 6 Pack relating to the six cylinders when in actual fact he did say it relates to the triple dual barrel Weber carburettors. Our editor was consequently taken out the back and made to gargle two stroke while we whipped him with a fan belt for his sins. We will rectify this editing anomaly and offer our humblest apologies to Ed for making him sound like a goose. We owe you a case of fine lager Ed!





1973 Chrysler Charger R/T produced by Chrysler Australia on My Car Story with Lou Costabile
On "My Car Story" we're in Flint MI on 6-28-15 at the Sloan Museum 43rd Annual Auto Fair. We're looking at a 1973 Chrysler Charger R/T produced by Chrysler Australia. The car's Owner is Dean Perry. Dean shared he’s from Australia and wanted an Australian car, and here it is. The car features a right hand drive, and a 318 engine. ENJOY!





Chrysler valiant utility
1978 Chrysler utility. CL





1968 Charger R/T 440 & 1973 Chrysler Valiant Hardtop 440
Two Big Black Mopars, American and Australian, 6 years apart but share a lot of styling influences and 440's. Just like Chrysler Australia should have been popping them out Auckland Girls by Deja Voodoo




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