Tony Woodgate

Car: VG Pacer Home­town: Box Hill, Vic­to­ria

Australian Muscle Car - - My Muscle -

What is it?

“It’s a 1970 Chrysler VG Pacer tted with A84 track pack op­tion and in the colour of ‘Lit­tle Hood Rid­ing Red’. Gotta love those 1970s colours!”

When did you buy it?

“I pur­chased it from the third owner in 2007 with 89,000 miles on the clock. It now has 98,000 miles on it.”

Why did you buy it?

“I’ve al­ways loved all Chryslers and Valiants. My Dad was a long-term em­ployee of Chrysler/Mit­subishi from 1969 to 1990.”

What do you know about its life?

“The car was rst sold by Con­vair Mo­tors in Al­bury to a Colin Shel­ley, who I knew through work, in May 1970. Colin worked for Con­vair Mo­tors at the time. He owned the car un­til the late 1990s and then it was passed through two more own­ers un­til the last owner asked Colin if he would like to pur­chase the car back. He knew I was in­ter­ested in pur­chas­ing the car, so he con­tacted me and here I am now the owner of this great car.”

How does it go?

“For a 1970s car it per­forms well and is a good car to drive.”

Any­thing you’d like to add?

“I take my fam­ily and my fa­ther who is now in his late 80s to show’n’shines. You get lots of, ‘I had one of those’ and ‘I haven’t seen one of those for years.’ In one of the pho­tos, from left to right, is my fa­ther Mervyn, my­self and the rst owner of the car Colin Shel­ley.”

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