1966 Chrysler Valiant Regal - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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South Aussie cruiser hasn't wandered all that far from where it was made.

1966 Chrysler Valiant Regal - today's tempter
Colour scheme suits the old Val.

What is it about old Valiants that makes them special? This one reeks of the sixties and would have come out of the Tonsley Park Chrysler plant.

The model the AP6, was available in sedan, wagon and ultility and some 43,344 were built.

You had two engine options: the 225ci (3.7lt) slant six, which began production in the USA as early as 1959, plus the 273ci (4.5lt) V8. While the V8 had the bragging rights, the six was the popular choice and more than adequate for the job.

A three-speed manual or three-speed auto were the transmission choices. Tragically, the auto went to a column lever shift for this model, instead of the company's famous push-button system. Probably more reliable and easier to make, but nowhere near as sexy.

Safari wagons of this era are in big demand - as is any sixties locally-made family truckster from this era.

This sedan has a lot of appeal, claiming recent paint and a later 265ci (4.3lt) six engine (which should make it pretty quick) along with an auto.

Apparently the whitewall tyres are fesh and it's been lowered a little. The seller is asking $15,000.

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