Valiant Vehicles: Plymouth Valiant, Chrysler Valiant Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155296715

Published: May 2nd 2010

Paperback

50 pages


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Valiant Vehicles: Plymouth Valiant, Chrysler Valiant  by  Books LLC

Valiant Vehicles: Plymouth Valiant, Chrysler Valiant by Books LLC
May 2nd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 50 pages | ISBN: 9781155296715 | 3.45 Mb

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Excerpt: The Chrysler Valiant was a passenger car introduced by Chrysler Australia in 1962 with production ceasing in 1981. Initially a rebadged import of the Plymouth Valiant from the U.S. where production ceased in 1976, the Valiant range was sold throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as South Africa . Smaller numbers were exported to the UK and Southeast Asia. Chronology Prelude - Q Series The first Valiant to arrive in Australia was a single American QX-1 imported for evaluation, but after it was sold it was wrapped around a tree. The main problem with the Q was the difficulty in converting the American version to right-hand drive, because the slant of the engine prohibited a simple steering box move.

Soon after, the first locally-assembled Valiant was released The R Series. R Series After the Plymouth Valiant turned out to be a success in the United States (starting with its 1959 introduction), Chrysler released Australias first locally-assembled Valiant, the R-series. It was officially unveiled by South Australias Premier, Sir Thomas Playford, in January 1962.

The R-series Valiant was an instant success. Not everyone was taken instantly by the cars styling, but the general consensus was that the car had a modern, almost space age quality about it. Also notable was the Valiants performance with 145 brake horsepower (108 kW) from the 225 slant-6 engine. This was a lot of power compared to the competing Holdens and Fords, which offered only 75 bhp (56 kW) and 85 bhp (63 kW) respectively.

Transmission options were a floor-shifted three-speed manual with a non-syncro first gear, or the pushbutton-operated three-speed TorqueFlite automatic . Options included a heater-demister unit, as well as a Moparm...



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