1971 Chrysler VG Regal - Toybox

By: Guy Allen, Photography by: Australian Muscle Car Sales

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You could argue that a an old Valiant is these days in more demand than it was new, when launched in 1970. Certainly the market values would support that view

Back then, the VG was essentially a facelift of the VF range, with a restyled snout that boasted square rather than round headlamps plus out back you scored horizontal rather than vertical tail-lamps.

However the big news was the introduction of the 245-cube (4.0lt) straight six that was to become something of a legend in its own right, in part for its ability to deliver V8 performance levels without the weight penalty. You could also specify ventilated front discs to help deal with the extra performance, though typically they featured no power assist.

Valiants were usually a little more expensive than their nearest competitors and their often fanatical supporters would happly point out that the extra outlay was pretty easy to justify. Certainly you couldn’t argue with the performance which, if you had a 245 in the snout, was sparkling for the period.

This 245 autos is one of the cleaner ones you’ll find and has clearly had some attention lavished on it, while retaining a strong sense of originality inside and under the bonnet.

Australian Muscle Car Sales in Sydney has the keys to this one and says it has only 70,000 miles on the odo, which helps to explain its remarkable condition. It’s priced at $29,990.

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