1964 Chrysler Valiant AP5 Safari – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Surviving roadgoing Valiant Safari wagon, in good useable condition

Aussie family cars from the 60s and 70s have been gaining strong collector interest over the past few years, though the simple virtue of time renders good survivors thin on the ground.

Unsympathetic mods, neglect and of course rust has dwindled the number of survivors, especially road-going troopers that aren’t concours-level garage queens.

Now over 50 years old, this humble Valiant AP5 wagon looks like an enduring little battler.

It’s a 1964 model complete with spats, blinds and visor. It’s still got its slant-six with manual three-speed transmission.

The seller states that the car "runs really well", frequently making the trip from Byron to Brisbane completely reliably and without fuss.

The current owner has had rust cut out of four outer panels and the driver’s floor replaced – the right way, cut out and welded with no bog used.

They point out that a couple more areas need attending: the driver’s rear quarter behind the door, and the bottom edge of the boot – though they have attached photos in the listing to illustrate.

There’s a modern Bluetooth audio system installed out of sight, and overall presents as a seemingly honest, straight, reliable cruiser.

It’s got Queensland rego until January 2020.

It’s based in Queensland and is listed for $18,500.

Check out the full listing here!

 

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