Chrysler Australia’s operations lasted from 1962 until the last CM Valiant of 1981. Chrysler produced numerous memorable and still much loved cars - the R & S Series, AP5, AP6, VC, VE, VF, VG, VH, VJ, VK, CL and CM. Models included the Safari wagons, prestigious Regal and VIP sedans, Regal 770 two door coupes, long wheelbase Chrysler by Chryslers, the iconic Charger, and Pacer and R/T muscle cars.
Chrysler Australia’s most loved car is undoubtedly the Charger. From the sensational VH of 1971 through to the VJ, VK and final CL model of 1977 - the Charger remains the most successful coupe ever made in Australia. Models include the muscle Chargers - the VH R/T E37, E38 and mighty E49 six packs - triple side draft Weber carbs mounted on the mighty 265 (4.4 litre) Hemi. The E55 offered the hot US Mopar 340 small block, or buyers could order a milder 318 and 360 V8. Cheaper models came with the 245 Hemi which still offered rapid performance.
One of American’s great marques, Chrysler’s most memorable post-war model was the magnificent Hemi powered 300 ‘letter cars’ starting with the 300C of 1955 and ending with the 300L in 1965. Full sized luxury was available in the form of New Yorker, Town & Country and Newport sedans & wagons, the sleek 300 coupe, convertible and hardtop sedan, and luxurious Cordoba coupe introduced in 1975.
From 1955 through 1975, Imperial was a standalone marque. After 1975 it was brought back in to the Chrysler fold…but in the two decades Imperial stood alone, it made some magnificent luxury cars to rival Cadillac and Lincoln. Models include the Imperial Crown, Custom and LeBaron sedans, coupes and convertibles.