1966 VC Valiant V8

Australian Muscle Car - - '66 Clickety-Click -

Joseph Michael owns the white VC V8 with the black vinyl roof you see one these pages. It’s one of a num­ber of Chryslers the South Aus­tralian has. “I have heaps of Valiants. I’ve al­ways loved them, ever since I was a kid; my fa­ther had one and used to take me to school in it.” Of course, SA be­ing the home of Aussie-built Chryslers means that Valiants are ex­tra spe­cial in that part of the world. “It’s all fac­tory-spec. It still has the orig­i­nal 273 V8 in it.” The only ad­di­tions are a ra­dio un­der the dash, a fire-ex­tin­guisher bolted to the left-side footwell and chromed rocker cov­ers. If Joe’s VC looks slightly low­ered it’s be­cause, well, it’s low­ered it­self over time. “It has the tor­sion-bar front-end on those cars which you can wind up and down,” he ex­plains. Joe has owned it for 16 years and has seen very few in that same colour combo. The car has won ‘Best VC’ hon­ours at Chrysler shows over the years.

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