Chrysler Charger 770 + Armstrong-Siddeley - the cars that got away

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Chrysler Charger 770 + Armstrong-Siddeley - the cars that got away
Chrysler Charger has become an evergreen on the local market.

Chrysler Charger 770 – March 2004

This column has featured Chargers of various kinds but it took time to find a 770 of this quality. The subdued colour is what you’d expect at the ‘executive’ end of the Charger spectrum - although the original Alvin Purple film Charger was a red 770. It’s got the 318 motor and enough E49 add-ons to stand out from the rest at gatherings of Australia’s most acclaimed Mopar product. The money being sought in 2004 was strong, but whoever took the plunge would have been grinning a couple of years later when the price ‘boom’ materialised and values galloped.

Then $11,500 Now $32-36,000

Armstrong-Siddeley Whitley Station Wagon – October 1989

Alright then, who’s got one of these tucked away in a corner of the shed? Armstrong-Siddeley did very well with its Whitley Station Coupe – a utility that doubled as family transport by virtue of its rear seat – but station wagons aren’t listed as a Whitley variant at all and trawling the Internet’s many thousands of A-Sidd photos revealed nothing similar to this. It looks to be in good order and at just $2000 should have found an owner so we ask; where and by whom was this rarity built and where is it now?

Then $2000 Now $15-30,000

(Unique Cars mag 382)


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