1957 Chrysler Royal - today's budget Aussie tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Locally-built cruiser could be a great starter classic

1957 Chrysler Royal - today's budget Aussie tempter
This mid-sized Amwsrican-style sedan was built in South Australia.

Effectively a locally-modified version of a Plymouth P25, the Chrysler Royal was the local company's flagship car for some years.

Several variants were made over time, initially with six-cylinder engines, and then V8s. The latter proved popular with the local police force. Utes and wagons were also built.

Three generations were made between 1957 and 1964, tagged the AP1, AP2 and AP3. ('AP' stood for Australian production.)

This car appears to be a manual AP1, which would have had a straight-six 3.8lt powerplant.

Its owner says the engine was replaced 25,000km ago and overall the car looks complete.

So long as it checked out okay, it could turn out to be a solid starter classic for someone on  a budget given it's advertised at $13,000.

It's located in Vic and you can see the full listing here.

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