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.
The Lotus Elise is a two seat, rear-wheel drive, mid-engined roadster
conceived in early 1994 and released in September 1996 by the English
manufacturer Lotus Cars. The car has a hand-finished fibreglass body shell
atop its bonded extruded aluminium chassis that provides a rigid platform
for the suspension, while keeping weight and production costs to a minimum.
The roadster is capable of speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph). The Elise was
named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli who was chairman of
Lotus at the time of the car's launch.
1964 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S
Motor: Chrysler 273 V8, Roller Cam, Arias Pistions, 4 x 48mm Weber carbs on
custom manifold, Crower conrods, steel crankshaft, custom extractors.
Gearbox: Chrysler 4 speed new process, with Hurst shifter.
Diff: Chrysler limited slip.
Suspension: Lowered with heavy duty shocks & sway bars. Torsion bar front,
leaf spring rear.
Wheels: Performance, Superlite 6" x 15" with Yokohama Tyres
Class NB Lap Record Wakefield Park Clocked at 164MPH down conrod straight
Show & Shine TV Ep6- Charger
Hey Charger! Yes its classic Australian muscle in the latest episode of
Show And Shine TV with the 1977 Chrysler Charger CL. Road test guru Anthony
Frederiksen has the rare opportunity to push the rev's in a beautifully
preserved '77 Charger on Australia's iconic Calder Park raceway. Take a
hi-octane trip down memory lane in an award-winning classic that was a hit
with Australian motorists -- the Chrysler Valiant Charger, thanks to Kitten
Valiant Charger VJ 770 Coupe - 1973 Stroked 452
1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger 770 Coupe.VJ Series.
Custom built stroked 452 cubic inch 7.4 litre V8 developing around 425
bhp.Rebuilt 727 reverse pattern gearbox fitted with B&M Quick Silver gear
Painted in Hemi Orange.Restored interior.Detailed and painted engine/bay.
Charger R/T wing/rear quarter decals. Autogage Tachometer/shift
light..Uprated suspension and brakes.Caltracs Traction Bar System.Limited
slip differential.1 set or period slot mag alloys.1 set Mopar style Weld
Racing Prostar alloys.
Retro Classic Car-www.retroclassiccar.com
The Charger has now been sold but thanks for the favorable comments.
Just for clarification in response to some comments received we are fully
aware this was not a Hemi motor and never claimed it to be.As mentioned in
the video it is the decals only that follow in the style of the RT-which of
course had the Hemi motor!