Tuesday, January 31, 2017

All Aussie Car Day...Chrysler, Leyland and others

Chrysler Australia excelled when they built the Charger

There were  seven Leyland P76s in attendance.
The blue one  is the only 6 cylinder example currently on the road in NZ.

One of the V8 models.

An outsider. A Ford Crestline Skyliner.

Another oddity, a 1988 Lincoln coverted into a very large ute.

A couple more commercials. Chevy and Ford.

I like the imposing face of the 1978 CL Valiant Regal.

Charger R/T

The VF Valiant was released for the 1969 model year and this example is as it would have left the dealer's showroom.

The Australian arm of BMC released the Mini K.
Besides it's 1100cc motor and obvious wind up windows with quarter lights and recessed exterior door handles,there were many other differences.
The owner told me he had discovered that the boot lid and the panel beneath the windscreen are somewhat different to the UK models.

The CJ Chrysler was built on a longer wheelbase version of the Valiant (as used for the Safari, station wagons) in luxury form.
A boss I worked for in the 80s owned one. It was the first car I had ever driven a car with electrically adjustable driver's seat.
I thought they all had the 265ci Hemi six or the 360ci V8, but according to Carjam this particular example is powered by the 318ci V8.

Another of the V8 P76s.

Bright red Mk 2 looks smart.

Plymouth Duster has a 440ci  V8.

VJ Valiant Safari from 1973.

The last of the Hunters carried the Chrysler name, with no mention of Hillman.

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