1971 Valiant Charger - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine


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Classic coupe

Perhaps the only surprise with the success of the Australian Charger was that there wasn’t one parked in every driveway. Given the car was developed on a shoestring budget, it was however a success, even if it deserved more sales.

As we point out in a feature on the series: "It won Wheels magazine’s Car of the Year in 1971. Within 12 months of its launch the same year, the Charger was accounting for 50 per cent of all Valiant sales." That spectacular start petered out sooner than Chrysler would have liked, perhaps reflecting wider market trends away from coupes.

This 1971 R/T is running a 265ci six and 2BBL Carter carburetor, tied to a four-speed manual transmission. A three-speed also comes with the car.

It’s said to have undergone a comprehensive restoration and has covered 2500 miles since the work was completed. Located in Brisbane, it’s with Australian Muscle Car Sales for $119,500

 

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