Chrysler Charger/Centura/Drifter Van 1971-78 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Chrysler Charger/Centura/Drifter Van 1971-78

Values for Chargers at the family end of the market are showing inconsistencies that may cause some buyer concern. Base and XL-spec cars are down on average due to some cheap ‘projects’ in the market, however good cars still make $30-35,000.

CL Chargers, including the last of the V8s, are scarce and values continue to increase. 770s with 5.2-litre V8s or the excellent 4.3-litre six run currently below expectations but owners shouldn’t be concerned.

Big mover in the 1970s market is the six-cylinder Centura which is light, fast and appeals to younger buyers. They are also rust-prone so be cautious. Excellent cars now top $20,000.

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Another Valiant with prospects, providing you can find a good one, is the Drifter van. These typically sell for less than $30,000 but a scarce V8 manual will have $50,000 potential.

Charger/XL VH-VK $24,675 [13] 

Charger CL $44,665 [3]

Charger 770 VH-CL $41,700 [5] 

Centura 3.5/4.0 $15,540 [13]

Drifter $25,750 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Aussie Family Car Market Value Guide.


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