1964 Chrysler Valiant AP5 – Today’s ‘60s Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1964 Chrysler Valiant AP5 1964 Chrysler Valiant AP5

Looks pretty tidy

The Chrysler Valiant AP5 is a range of mid-size vehicles built by Chrysler Australia between May of 1963 and February of 1965.

Replacing the outgoing SV1, the AP5 was the first Chrysler Valiant to be manufactured rather than assembled Down Under, with manufacturing taking place at Chrysler’s Mile End and Tonsley Park factories.

Customers could choose to have their AP5 in either a four-door sedan or five-door wagon.

Power came from a 3.7lt inline six-cylinder motor which sent it’s oomph to the AP5s rear wheels via either a three-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

The AP5 was made available to customers in a number of different models including the regular Valiant, Valiant Regal or Valiant Safari.

While only staying in production for a mere 21 months, the AP5 was a successful model for Chrysler, with over 49,400 being produced in that time.

This particular AP5 is a ’64 model sedan and comes equipped with the three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has been owned by the same family for the past 40 years and drives beautifully.

The seller adds that the Valiant is in very original condition and the transmission has recently been reconditioned.

The AP5 is $13,500 and anyone interested in this Aussie classic can view the full listing here

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