Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Mighty Val

My brother Jason picked this up a few years ago in Queensland, the weekend of Alan Joyce's little hissy fit with Qantas, which was a story in itself as to how he got back home the next day. (I was staying in Beaudesert that week).  We went up to see it together and settled on a price with the owner, eventually she arrived in Sydney on a tilt tray.  The weekend after her first rego renewal in 20 years or so we took her out to celebrate a year of being back on the road. The old girl was running a lot better after replacing the vacuum hose between the (recently reconditioned) Holley single barrel and the distributor.  The sparks are still too weak and she struggles under load so a good look at the dizzy in the next job on the list.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ......  The 1962 model S series Valiant by Chrysler !

His pride and joy, absolutely original and unrestored.

Although when time and money allows ..

She will eventually get the full treatment.

The 225 slant six in these is good for over 100 mph with a little work .....

Love the chromework.

La Perouse on a Sunday is a great place for car spotting, the next best thing we saw that day was this original XW GT.  I remember the first time I saw one of these as a boy in Cooma, the Super Roo logo blew me away.


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