1973/74 Chrysler Valiant Charger 'Sportsman'

Lot: 166

Sold for (£): 11,872
Offered for sale is a 4345L 1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger automatic. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 102 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The Chrysler Valiant Charger was a muscle car introduced by Chrysler Australia in 1971. It was a short wheelbase two door coupé which proved to be extraordinarily popular in Australia and similarly so in New Zealand where they were assembled from imported kit components. The VH Valiant Charger also achieved critical acclaim, winning the 1971 Australian Wheels Car of the Year Award, but they are perhaps best known for their superiority at the annual Bathurst 500 mile touring car event in Australia. In the 1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst, a VH Charger R/T E49 driven by Doug Chivas finished the race third outright and in New Zealand, the Charger proved to be virtually unbeatable from 1971 through to 1979 at the famous B&H 500 mile series held at Pukekohe Park Raceway.

The car offered here today is known to be one of the exceptionally rare ‘Sportsman' models of which we understand only around 200 were made and as few as 10 are still thought to be up and running. This car is special in that it has not fallen foul of that most horrible of ‘Americana' by having received post-manufacture modifications which detract from its importance. In fact, the original interior is so rare and so sought-after that a roll of cloth alone will cost in excess of £2,000 for those who wish to replicate it. The car looks exceptional thanks in part to a repaint in 2009 undertaken by a specialist paint shop, and performs as you would expect courtesy of regular servicing and the fitment of an electronic ignition and a custom-built stainless steel exhaust. It comes with spare replacement windscreen.

Powered by the 265cubic inch high performance 2bbl (twin barrel) six-cylinder engine and mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission, the result is a tractable 218bhp and pleasing growl!

This car was previously awarded a Top 5 award at the MOPAR EuroNationals event at the Santa Pod Raceway on 29th July 2012 having been selected by their expert judges from a field of more than 60 cars.
For those who know their stuff, this is an important and very collectable motor car.

Lot Details

Registration: BSS 190M RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: 4345L
Make: Chrysler Odometer reading (miles): 76000
Model: Valiant Charger MOT expiry: 2015-09-17
Warranted: No Chassis number: 80292470

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 102 / 135

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About the Condition Report

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history