CM Valiant ‘sleeper’ – today’s tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Final series cruiser has mechanical upgrades

CM Valiant ‘sleeper’ – today’s tempter
Big Regal has some extra grunt under the smout.

From our classifieds: The final series Valiants, the CM, may not have set the salesrooms alight, but were pretty solid sellers back in their day, even if at the time there were concerns about a possible global fuel crises and the rising cost of petrol.

Chrysler had done a few teaks to the chassis of this series, which made a significant improvement in their road manners. Generally they were reliable and offered vast amounts of interior space.

This Regal was built in 1979. Back then you could buy a full-sized Falcon and had the choice of the run-out Holden Kingswood or the recently introduced compact Commodore.

This car was delivered with auto and a 318 V8, so it was a relatively up-spec offering.

However the owner has booted the original engine in favour of a 408ci Mopar stroker, fed with a four-barrel pumper carb.

They also claim the body and interior are very good, which the photos tend to back up.

Maybe the icing on the cake is the original numberplate is on hold at the NSW RTA and still available.

How much? $27,650.

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