1962 Chrysler Valiant SV1 – Today’s Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1962 Chrysler Valiant SV1 1962 Chrysler Valiant SV1

Brilliant Aussie sedan in Blue

The Chrysler Valiant SV1 is the second locally made vehicle built by Chrysler Australia at their Mile End assembly plant.

Replacing the RV1, the SV1 was first released in March of 1962 and stayed in production until April of 1963.

Changes made over its predecessor were both cosmetic and mechanical in nature, with the SV1 scoring a new front grille, revised taillights, the removal of the spare wheel moulding on the boot, bigger brakes, a larger capacity fuel tank and a rust-resistant rear muffler.

Power was derived from a 3.7lt (225ci) inline six cylinder motor which sent its power to the SV1’s rear wheels via either a three-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

The SV1 was only made available to customers as a four-door sedan, there was no station wagon ever produced.

Although production of the SV1 lasted a mere 13 months, it was a fairly successful model for Chrysler Australia, with over 10,000 examples being sold in total.

This particular SV1 is a ’62 model and, according to the seller, the vehicle has been rust repaired and had a bare metal respray.

The seller adds that the vehicle runs and drives great, has had various new and refurbished parts fitted and presents beautifully.

The SV1 is $15,000 and anyone interested in this ‘60s classic can view the full listing here

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