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Old 06-23-2007, 12:47 PM
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Can you name this production Chrysler product built in the early 70's

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Could it be a Valiant Charger?
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BINGO!!! We have a winner.

ONE OF THE RAREST CARS ON THE PLANET. 1972 CHRYSLER- AUSTRALIA CHARGER 770! THIS ULTRA RARE, RIGHT HAND DRIVE MUSCLE CAR IS A MUST HAVE FOR THE DISCRIMINATING MOPAR COLLECTOR.

In 1971, a new star was introduced to the Australian motoring scene- the VH Valiant Charger Fastback. By 1970 the Chrysler Valiant line was know as stodgy, dependable passenger sedans. This all went out the window with the introduction of the Charger. The Charger won the Wheels Magazine "Car of the Year" Award in 1971.

Australian Motoring News described the Charger as "...the most handsome car Chrysler has ever produced, and probably the best looking car ever produced by an Australian manufacturer". Production ended in 1978, when Mitsubishi took over the Chrysler Australian Operation. From 1971 to 1978 only 31,857 Chargers (all models) were produced. They were sold in Australia and also exported to England, South Africa, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and throughout the Pacific. It is unknown how many of this miniscule production run were ever exported into the U.S., but only a few VH Charger 770's are estimated to be in this country. None are ever listed for sale. The Charger remains today as the fastest production vehicle made in Australia. In addition, The Charger has an unparalleled racing history in New Zealand. A Charger R/T recently sold at auction in Australia for $130,000. It has been predicted by several Mopar experts that the Australian Charger may become one of the hottest collectibles in Mopar history. This 770 is the Deluxe model in the product line, and also the only model with V8 engines.

This Rare Classic spent it's whole life in the temperate climate of Sydney Australia. It was imported to sunny California in 2005. Vehicle holds clear California title.
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So does that put me in the Dodge Challenger hall of fame?

How many browny buttons do I win?

Did I win movie tickets to see the next rendition of Vanishing Point?

How about a tickets to Chicago Auto Show to see the Challenger production car.


Okay, okay I will settle for a Venti Caramel Machiatto at Starbucks.
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What was the drive train and as far as trans and rear end also. Any info on that? That is a nice looking car and again I have to say that the Ausies are right next to the USA in their taste for cars.
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What was the drive train and as far as trans and rear end also. Any info on that? That is a nice looking car and again I have to say that the Ausies are right next to the USA in their taste for cars.
Here's what they had. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valiant_Charger They had the engine line that could have saved Chrysler during the 70s, if not help them take over the market, the straight-six HEMI.

Engines were:

VH, VJ VK and CL - 215 ci, 245 ci and 265 ci Chrysler Australia Hemi 6
VH & VJ - 318 ci, 340 ci and 360 ci versions of the V8 Chrysler LA engine
VK & CL 318 ci and 360 ci versions of the V8 Chrysler LA engine

Charger R/T E37 (Street version of the 6 pack engine).
Charger R/T E38 (Factory production racing car - 280 BHP Small and big tank track pack options)
Charger R/T E48 (Street version of the 6 pack engine).
Charger R/T E49 (Factory production racing car - 302 BHP Small and big tank track pack options

"Six-pack" 265 ci engine with three two-barrel Weber carburetors
E38 - higher compression ratio, different gear ratios, and 280 BHP
E49 - four-speed manual gearbox, 302 BHP. Fully blueprinted engine ready to race.
Charger SE and 770 E55 275 BHP V8 340 ci.
I would actually say that the Aussies have better taste and better choices than we do, unfortuneatley for the U.S. If the Big Three would have made the same models here that they made over there, they probably wouldn't be in the mess they are currently in. The Aussies have the best cars which are updated on a regular basis; meanwhile, we get rehashed, same old models as we have had for years.

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Gee thanks for wishing me constipation. LOL!
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