1969 Chrysler VE Valiant VIP – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Solid original runner – could use paint and trim, or just preserve as a survivor

The VE Valiant launched in 1967 with an all-new design.

Despite sharing some sheet-metal with the US Plymouth Valiant and the Dodge Dart, the VE Valiant was a distinctly Australian creation with a smoothed out body yielding a lower and longer look.

The bones of the floor was carried over from the VC, but gained with both overall length and in wheelbase.

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The Big Three manufacturers were intensely battling on the sales charts, and the new Chrysler VIP was the Pentastar’s answer to Ford’s new Fairlane.

It was highly-specified for the time: with a V8, three-speed TorqueFlite auto, power steering and power front disc brakes.

This late-production VE Valiant VIP is a solid survivor.

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The seller describes it as a "good original condition" example, but is showing its age in places.

Coming on full Western Australia rego, the car is assumed to be in running condition; but the seller states that the car would need paint and reupholstery to bring it to top condition.

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The car comes with original wheels and new tyres, as well as reconditioned mag wheels and around $3,000 worth of new parts.

The seller states that they do not the time to restore the car, but could be a good starting point for a project.

 

The body looks fairly solid, with some rust identifiable at the base of the doors and in front of the rear passenger-side wheels.

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The interior is, if anything, a little better than expected with a clean looking dash and fade-free carpets and seats. There are however, a number of tears of the seat bases that could use addressing.

The car is based in Western Australia, and is listed for $21,000

Check out the full listing here!

 

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