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.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General
Motors that has been produced in six generations. The first model, a
convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama
in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car
after the type of small, maneuverable warship called corvette. Originally
built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette is currently
built in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the
Commonwealth of Kentucky. The National Corvette Museum documents the car's
worldwide history and hosts the annual event.
1967 Ford Shelby Mustang Eleanor
Sydney Eleanor Hire is the perfect way to celebrate a special event whether
it's a wedding, birthday or school formal.
1971 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III
GTHO Phase III
The Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III was a modified version the Falcon GT built
in 1971 with a heavily modified engine, a 4 speed top-loader gearbox and
Detroit locker 9" differential. It was also equipped with special brakes
and handling package, plus a 36 US gal (136 L; 30 imp gal) fuel tank.
Winner of the 1971 Bathurst 500, driven by Allan Moffat, the Phase III has
been described as "...simply one of the best cars in the world, a true GT
that could take on Ferraris and Astons on their own terms..." by Sports Car
The GTHO's 351 Cleveland engine produced over 380 hp (283 kW) which, back
in 1971, was grossly underrated to 300 hp (224 kW). Initial cars were
equipped with an electrical rev limiter which came into effect at 6,150
rpm. With the rev limiter disabled, the engine was reputed to pull in
excess of 7,000+ rpm, even in 4th gear. The "HO" portion of the name stood
for "Handling Option", these options included bigger brakes, stiffer
suspension, a front spoiler, a choice of 3 differentials and an optional
close-ratio gearbox making the production GTHO very similar to the race
The Phase III was Australia's fastest four door production car for many
years and in 1971 it won the Bathurst 500 motor race in the hands of Allan
Moffat, however at the time the Chrysler Valiant E49 Charger held the
Australian 1/4 mile record. In 1972 the 3.3 L (202) 6-cylinder LJ Torana
GTR-XU1, driven by Peter Brock, defeated the GTHO to win Bathurst after
brake problems and wet weather put paid to the GTHO challenge.
The Phase III GTHO is in incredibly high demand with collectors and
investors worldwide. Good examples have been sold for prices in excess of
A$700,000. Due to this demand, a small production run, and 'fewer than 100
remaining there been a flow on effect into values of the lesser XW and
other XY Falcons, particularly genuine GS and 'standard' GT models. Other
models that have also benefited from the appreciation of the GTHO include
the XA and XB GT hardtops, the earlier XW GTHO Phase 1 and 2 and the XC
A Falcon XY GTHO Phase III was sold at by Bonhams & Goodmans at auction for
A$683,650 in March 2007. The car had just 40,000 km on the clock. The buyer
of the car said it will be garaged, and that it won't be driven, but that
he will be "keeping it as an investment". The sale price set a new auction
record for Australian muscle cars. Whilst in June 2007 another Phase III
sold for A$750,000.
The Phase III GT is one of the few cars ever made that appreciated in value
from the moment it left the dealership - even in 1975, four year old Phase
IIIs were fetching prices equivalent to or higher than the on-road price of
brand new XB GTs from Ford dealers.
440 Charger re-build Part #1
Valiant Charger approaching completion after 3.5 years worth of rebuild.All
bodywork ,painting,fabrication engine build etc (for better or worse) was
done by myself including the painted graphics.
Valiant Charger re-build
Have you ever wondered just how much work is involved in a total nut and
bolt rebuild of your dream car. This Charger was my dream, and a condition
that i marry the missus, was that she'd let me finish the Charger. I
started in Aug 06 and it was finally registered the thursday before the
wedding, Nov 07! Anyway, my advice for the budding car craftsman, draw up
a budget, get some money then double it!!!!
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VALIANT CHARGER R/T HEMI 245 retro RACING MOVIE
VALIANT CHARGER Racer 71 pole position & GROUP Nc SANDOWN
HeY ! the VALIANT CHARGER R/T HEMI 6 PACK 40 YEARS on GROUP Nc RACING on
pole position at Sandown the video start is the finishing order of the race
Michael Hibbert the only road registered Charger takes charge of the pack
leading the XU1 toranas falcon XR GT XT GT XW GT XY GT , 2 other Valiant
Chargers MustangS & Camaros VOLVO ESCORT even
HILLMAN IMP GT