1962 Chrysler Valiant SV1 – Today’s '60s Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1962 Chrysler Valiant SV1 1962 Chrysler Valiant SV1

Don’t see many of these getting about

The Chrysler Valiant SV1 is a four-door sedan assembled in Australia between March of 1962 and April 1963.

The SV1 is the second Australian Chrysler Valiant model ever produced and was the direct replacement to the RV1.

Changes made over its predecessor were many, and included a new front grille, a redesigned boot lid, new taillights, bigger brakes, larger fuel tank and a rust-resistant exhaust muffler.

In addition, the floor mounted gear shifter on manual variants of the SV1 was moved from the floor to the steering column.

Power was derived from a 3.7lt inline six-cylinder motor that sent its drive to the SV1s rear wheels via either a three-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

Although the SV1 was only produced for 13 months, it was a fairly successful model for Chrysler, with just over 10,000 being sold.

The particular SV1 is a ’62 model and comes equipped with the three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 112,000 miles from new, has its original paint and the motor runs well.

The Valiant SV1 is $25,000 and anyone interested in this Aussie assembled classic can view the full listing here

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