Australian Valiant Chargers

Chat about anything that doenst fit in anywehere else
Forum rules
When posting topics on the forum please make sure:
  • ● The posts are not political
  • ● The posts are not about religion
  • ● Please keep posts civil and don't be nasty to other members
nickbeentjes
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon 13 Jul 2009, 07:00

Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by nickbeentjes » Thu 16 Jul 2009, 02:25

Hi Guys,

I hear that Australian Built Valiant chargers were sent to South Africa in the '70s - is this true ?

Does anyone have one ?

It seems most of them have either been written off or are rusted to buggery in Australia now which is a real shame they were such a sexy looking car.

If anyone has any photos of South African chargers, please post them - love to see what they did with them over there.

Regards,

Nick

User avatar
FairmontGT
Site Admin
Posts: 2167
Joined: Wed 11 Apr 2007, 03:49
Location: Potchefstroom RSA
Contact:

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by FairmontGT » Thu 16 Jul 2009, 10:11

A few might have been privately imported, but I dont think any was sold through the dealer network here. I think mostly because of our own valiant chargers based on the american duster/demon.
Yes we did build muscle cars in RSA!!!!
http://www.africanmusclecars.com

User avatar
hkozy
Posts: 294
Joined: Mon 02 Feb 2009, 21:27
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by hkozy » Thu 16 Jul 2009, 10:23

nick
have seen a couple of valiants, but as tiaan says, mostly revolved around the US ones.
plenty of 4 door regals from aus etc, but definitely no pacers/RT's etc ;)
there'd be one in my shed already if there were.
mick

User avatar
wally
Posts: 1058
Joined: Fri 23 Nov 2007, 14:44
Location: Cape Town
Contact:

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by wally » Thu 16 Jul 2009, 11:09

not sure if it is still for sale:

Doug Hirkham on the forum:

http://www.africanmusclecars.com/forum/ ... nt+charger

very nice silver one!
http://www.projectamazinggrace.org - Uniting the world's Christian community in one song on 8 November 2015 @ 15h00 GMT. Come sing with us!

val265
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 12:39

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by val265 » Fri 29 Sep 2017, 13:05

Hi Guys, It seems Sth Africa were planning on importing for production the Australian Valiant Charger and calling it the Savannah etc. If you read the article carefully it says that CSA had started Research and Development on the Aussie Chargers etc so they obviously brought some into the country in the early 1970s although the Project never took off as they went bust in 1975.
Attachments
article.jpg
article.jpg (35.05 KiB) Viewed 2791 times

val265
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 12:39

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by val265 » Fri 29 Sep 2017, 13:05

Page 2
Attachments
article2.jpg
article2.jpg (42.18 KiB) Viewed 2791 times

User avatar
ZA Perana
Posts: 7308
Joined: Sun 15 Jul 2007, 18:01
Location: Cape Town

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 29 Sep 2017, 15:45

I always found it quite strange when most of the saloon range was Aussie based that they looked to America for a Coupe.
Alfa GTV 3.0
Ford Capri Perana V8
Chevy Lumina Supercharged

Wait not for tomorrow to do what can be done today, live each day for one knows not what the next day may hold.

User avatar
ters
Posts: 4241
Joined: Thu 19 Jan 2012, 19:39
Location: Pretoria

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by ters » Fri 29 Sep 2017, 18:11

val265 wrote:
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 13:05
Hi Guys, It seems Sth Africa were planning on importing for production the Australian Valiant Charger and calling it the Savannah etc. If you read the article carefully it says that CSA had started Research and Development on the Aussie Chargers etc so they obviously brought some into the country in the early 1970s although the Project never took off as they went bust in 1975.
Welcome Val265!

A couple Australian Chargers (more than 5 ;) ) in South Africa. The one in my pics is a Slant Six, 4 speed manual one taken at our recent Mopars at The Mall meet.
20170902_124214.jpg
20170902_124214.jpg (309.38 KiB) Viewed 2764 times
20170902_124225.jpg
20170902_124225.jpg (294.84 KiB) Viewed 2764 times
Ters.
When it comes to the wife its easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission!
AMC Forum now accessible on Tapatalk! http://www.tsclassicclinic.co.za/

val265
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 12:39

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by val265 » Sat 30 Sep 2017, 03:15

Hi thanks, yes I have seen pics of that one, to my knowledge and research the Red VJ Charger was imported by Pretoria Chrysler dealer in 1973 and was the only VJ Charger brought In by a dealership and sold that I can find history of. Do you know who owns it? Would love to speak to them.

The other is the one that that was for sale a while back which is a Vh 1971 e37 charger that was privately imported back in 1971 by a unknown importer as it does not have the Chrysler dealer code on the tag like the VJ one does above. (recently sold)

Then I know of one other that is in the S.A which was imported by the original Australian owner to Cape town a few years back etc. This was not a South African delivered car.

Do you know of any others??

User avatar
ZA Perana
Posts: 7308
Joined: Sun 15 Jul 2007, 18:01
Location: Cape Town

Re: Australian Valiant Chargers

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 30 Sep 2017, 17:52

val265 wrote:
Sat 30 Sep 2017, 03:15
Hi thanks, yes I have seen pics of that one, to my knowledge and research the Red VJ Charger was imported by Pretoria Chrysler dealer in 1973 and was the only VJ Charger brought In by a dealership and sold that I can find history of. Do you know who owns it? Would love to speak to them.

The other is the one that that was for sale a while back which is a Vh 1971 e37 charger that was privately imported back in 1971 by a unknown importer as it does not have the Chrysler dealer code on the tag like the VJ one does above. (recently sold)

Then I know of one other that is in the S.A which was imported by the original Australian owner to Cape town a few years back etc. This was not a South African delivered car.

Do you know of any others??
Welcome to the forum! Please share your Chrysler and Valiant knowledge with us, I for one thing these cars have been overlooked for too long. I remember the Cape Town car, not sure what ever happened to it but I do know a few years ago someone on this forum was selling parts from an Aussie Charger.

Ters, the red car is immaculate!
Alfa GTV 3.0
Ford Capri Perana V8
Chevy Lumina Supercharged

Wait not for tomorrow to do what can be done today, live each day for one knows not what the next day may hold.

Post Reply

Social Media

     

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests