Chrysler Valiant AP5 - today's tempter

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Chrysler's AP5 was truly a ground-breaker for the local arm of the company. According to our AP5/AP6 buyer guide, written by Cliff Chambers: 

"For the better part of 15 years, Holden held the Australian ‘family car’ market in a grip that remained undiminished even after the arrival of challengers from Ford and Chrysler.

"Both Ford’s Falcon and the Chrysler Valiant were initially adapted to Australian market needs rather than designed specifically to meet them.  That changed in May 1963 when the exotically shaped R and S Series Valiants were replaced by the more conservative AP5."

You can read the full story here.

 

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As for this 1965 example, it claims just 51,000 miles on the odo and to be in good, original, and rust-free condition. Assuming all that is true, it would be quite a find.

It's running the 225ci (3.6lt) slant six matched to a three-speed push-button TorqueFlite auto. Located in Orange, NSW, it's priced at $47,000.

 

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