1975 Chrysler Valiant Utility | Australian Ute
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chrysler
- Model: Other
- Trim: Australian Ute
- Year: 1975
- Mileage: 83,000
- VIN: VJ4L22FD173281
- Color: White
- Engine size: 265 ci I6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown and Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1975 Chrysler OtherAfter many years of local assembly of Chrysler cars, rucks and commercial vehicles, Chrysler Australia started producing the compact Valiant in 1962 to compete against the Ford Falcon and Holden lineup. Initially, he cars were nearly identical to their North American siblings but by 1971, Australian Valiants were built from larger platforms and innovative powertrains totally unique to Australia.
This particular example is a 1975 Valiant Utility of the VJ generation. This rare Utility, r "ute" as they are referred to, s one of 14,865 produced over three years and was originally sold in rural Victoria, later making its way to Tasmania where it was used for light work and traveling to town. After being discovered on a ranch two hours from Hobart, t was shipped to the U.S., eceived a clean South Carolina title, nd has been lovingly driven over 4,000 miles since arrival, bringing total distance traveled to 135,000 km or 83,000 miles.
Power comes from a 203 hp 265 cubic inch OHV straight-6 referred to as the "HEMI 265" due to its hemispherical combustion chambers and canted valves. These motors were based on an abandoned US-Dodge truck motor project developed for high power output and low weight. The 265 runs very strong and can more than keep up with modern traffic. Optioned with a three-speed A904 TorqueFlite automatic transmission, shifts are quick and smooth. Long outback runs were possible with an oversize 20 gallon fuel tank, .73:1 gears, nd smooth riding torsion bar front suspension. Stops are arrow straight and low effort with the recently reconditioned vacuum power assisted front disk brakes.
In keeping with its dry, rural Victorian origins, his ute is shockingly clean underneath and has no known rust. Some touch-ups have been done but much of the original paint remains. Overall paint quality is very good with a few minor blemishes from normal use on the ranch. The interior is nearly perfect with no cracks or tears in the seats, dash or fabrics. The ute rides on brand new BFG Comp T/A tires and retains its full size hitch and towing package. Prior to shipment to the U.S. 10 months ago, he Valiant received a large amount of mechanical work, ncluding a front suspension rebuild and a brake system refresh. For more information about this 1975 Chrysler Valiant Ute for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, lease call 404-692-5250.
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