aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
1/14/13 11:08 a.m.

This one is pretty sweet

http://bringatrailer.com/2013/01/13/aussie-surf-perfection-1966-chrysler-valiant-wagon/

Robert Bowen
Robert Bowen
1/14/13 3:16 p.m.

As an early US Valiant owner I just love those Aussie Valiants. And wagons... It's funny Chrysler in the US dropped the wagon bodystyle after 1966, but since Australia kept using the 63-66 sheet metal (or at least doors/quarter panels) for the VC, they got to keep the wagon too. But then of course when Aus got a redesigned VE Valiant they got a wagon version of that. That's even cooler.

fidelity101
fidelity101 HalfDork
1/14/13 3:24 p.m.

Yeah, I can dig it

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt SuperDork
1/14/13 3:38 p.m.

That's an amazingly clean early A-body! I wonder if the Australians used different engine colors from the North American market, or if that one was repainted. (Good choice of color, though; the tractor red that a stock '66 USDM Valiant Wagon would have used would have looked horrible with that body color.)

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
1/14/13 3:49 p.m.

Was the windshield visor a thing in Australia in the mid 1960s? They stopped putting them on cars in the US around 1953, the one on this car looks very odd.

Robert Bowen
Robert Bowen
1/14/13 5:39 p.m.

The visors are very common on Aus cars of the 60s and even 70s. I would like to import one for my Valiant but the shipping always discourages me.

And I believe that some/all export 225s came gold, maybe only the 2bbl 180hp ones? I can't remember. But you see them in cars from Argentina and Spain too.

psteav
psteav HalfDork
1/14/13 7:24 p.m.

That's awesome.

Appleseed
Appleseed PowerDork
1/15/13 4:03 a.m.

Massive chubbie.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UberDork
1/15/13 8:12 a.m.

Love the look with the wheels and tires

GTwannaB
GTwannaB GRM+ Memberand Reader
1/15/13 4:26 p.m.

Start your own $600 wagon project

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/3534226943.html

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