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28 Barry Avenue

Mortdale, NSW



Sale Price $109,990
Listing Type Used
Stock Number 245184
RefCode TA1215982
Body TypeHardtop - Coupe
No. of Doors2


Wheels magazine's Car of the Year in 1971! A success on the road and on the race track. And one of the best looking cars ever built in Australia! The mighty VH Valiant R/T Charger. And in factory super rare to find Magenta, now for sale from Perth, WA.

No surprise that originally Chrysler planned to produce the Charger at the rate of 20 per day. This was lifted to 43 per day following the rave reviews from the dealer network and the press. And subsequently to 83 a day which still wasn't enough to meet the demand.

And it's not hard to understand why.

The Charger was an Australian design success story. By shortening the wheelbase by six inches and chopping 13.2 inches from the overall length of the VH sedan, Chrysler engineers had tightened the entire car. The shorter car meant a reduction in weight of 300 lbs with an obvious increase in performance. And with wide sports wheels, the clever use of bright metal, the blunt tail with its inbuilt spoiler and, roofline ribs running down past the rear window all conspired to make the Charger a sales success.

The R/T Charger equipped with the R/T 265 Hemi six was good for 218 BHP, 15 more than the standard 265 and in fact quicker in most conditions than the V8 equipped Charger with the added bonus of better fuel consumption, lower insurance rating, and lower initial purchase price.

According to the Wheel Magazines road test, run side by side on the same day, the Charger 770 V8 and 265 returned almost identical acceleration times to 70 mph. The six was only 1.2 seconds behind to 100 mph. And over the standing quarter mile, the 770 and the manual 265 achieved a best time of 16.7 seconds. Wheels thought the 265, a performance bargain and summed up that the "Charger represented a new era of engineering and marketing sophistication from Tonsley Park. With its entire '71 range, Chrysler returns to the time when its cars were different and just a little more exclusive than the Holdens and Falcons. With the Charger - low price and all - Chrysler has achieved its aims of building a car for everyone - and capturing the youth market at the same time."

FOR SALE is a November 1971 built R/T Charger in super rare Magenta with Black trim. One of only 638 R/T Chargers built, this stunning R/T Charger has been in the care of the current custodian since 1995. The owner took seven years to restore the Charger which he completed in 2005 and the Charger presents beautifully with nil rust or damage. The car was bare metal restored and painted in acrylic Magenta and retrimmed in the correct R/T Black Vinyl. On the inside are the factory R/T gauges and all work perfectly. The owner has covered a modest 5,000 miles since the restoration.

The Charger runs a fully rebuilt and balanced 265 Hemi 6 cylinder motor, bored 40,000 over, Crowe Cam, E38/49 spec triple 45mm Italian Webers, factory exhaust manifold, rebuilt 4 speed BW gearbox and 3.23: 1 Borg Warner LSD. The Charger is also fitted with the 16:1 steering box and adjustable rear spring hangers. The Charger has all new suspension, shocks, brakes including the optional brake booster plus the fitment of a 2 1/4" exhaust front to back. The whole restoration is documented with photos and a receipt file. A period correct D343B prefix bare block motor will come with the R/T.

The Charger is riding on genuine W35 alloy rims with Yokahama 352s all round plus a spare W35 with good tyre and factory tools.

This is a super rare find and one of the most desirable Charger colours. A great R/T to drive and enjoy. There is no time like the present to ... Hey Charger!

Located in Perth, WA for your inspection. (Ref: 6394)

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