Despite the fact it had looked reasonably tidy prior to the strip down — which also uncovered some rats’ nests and the odd bird’s nest — the reality of the situation was that the Pacer’s shell was quite rotten. We have 5 cars for sale for chrysler valiant pacer, priced from $7,500 Current super passionate Chrysler owner purchased the car in 1998. As such, it is perhaps not too surprising that the Charger and Pacer have, for many Kiwi motoring enthusiasts, truly earned iconic status. Part of its old engine plant in Tonsley Park is now a South Australian Government hub for autonomous vehicle development. According to Ross, he thoroughly enjoyed working on this restoration project, and, at the end of the day, it’s the enjoyment of working on these classic beauties that keeps us passionate about our hobby. Once the body was complete, Ross added new, upgraded, slotted and drilled front brake rotors, and finned R/T Charger drums on the rear. Obligation free, Hybrid.

As it turned out, Ross knew the owner quite well but had never known he owned the Pacer, which lay virtually rotting away in an old implement shed next to the milking shed. CHRYSLER - VALIANT 263 Products Found Sort "Made In Australia" Cowl Decal AP5-VE. SKU: DB5007. There's a HEMI V8 engine under the bonnet, pumping out 350kW and 637Nm, hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The dash gauges in Ross’ Pacer were in reasonable condition, and he decided to strip them in order to replace the faces with new white transfers to finish off the interior detail. Hemi Performance in Australia was able to locate original-style seats for the Pacer, and these were reupholstered with the correct Pacer vinyl.

Ross was certainly in for one heck of a project. When pressed, Ross vividly recalls that he spotted his first Valiant Pacer back in the mid ’70s — a Regency Blue example whose owner lived in the same Waikato town of Morrinsville. Designed and built for modern browsers. The final touch included period-style Advanti Classic wheels and the Pacer was finally completed in late 2011. Feel free to browse our great selection of currently available stock.

During this time, Ross was also following his passion to be an engineer, and he would keep the Pacer for 13 years, eventually undertaking a complete restoration of the car with the help of Rowan Marshall, a panel-beating friend. R1 Red Interior 4. Linking the two is the Wild Yellow body colour, black side stripes, silver mirror caps, and red highlights.

Needless to say, the Pacer made such a lasting impression on Ross, who was just 12 years old at the time, that he was determined to own one at some stage. Ironically, when Ross left school in 1980, he went to work for the local Chrysler dealership — Kirk Motors — where he got to drive his first Valiant Pacer. SKU: DB5001. Check out the wide range of Chrysler Valiant for sale in Australia. Once the Pacer was moved into its new home, Ross and a good friend, Dean Findsen, decided to start stripping the car back to a bare shell — this revealing just how dilapidated the Valiant really was. $18.15. Although Ross had given the green light, he knew these types of projects can get out of control both cost- and time-wise, and he remembers thinking halfway through that he was, in fact, far too committed to even contemplate abandoning it and knew he just had to keep going. The car sat there quietly, as Ross wasn’t too sure when exactly he would commence restoration due to the pending sale of his farm. Chrysler has cranked up the nostalgia on its 300 SRT Core, revealing a Pacer tribute paying homage to to the 1969 Chrysler Valiant Pacer. Family owned business, operating.

That's more than double the power, and almost triple the gears. Spacious and comfy full service history, beautiful car for this price, Build month/year 06/1999 Compliance plate month/year 06/99 Make MITSUBISHI Model MAGNA Variant EXECUTIVE Series TH Body 4D SEDAN Engine MULTI POI, Build month/year 04/2015 Compliance plate month/year 04/15 Make HOLDEN Model COMMODORE Variant SV6 Series VF11 Body 4D SEDAN Engine MULTI POINT F, 2013 bmw 320i m sport. This is the base model on which the Pacer E31 and E34 race packs were built on. ***WANTED*** VG Valiant Pacer 2 door coupe All colours and condition considered/ Can be missing parts.

The original livery included black striping that wrapped around the rear of the car and down the sides to the front doors, so this was also re-added. Under the bonnet, Ross totally stripped the engine and had the 265ci (4343cc) six-cylinder Pacer block, which was not an original numbers-matching item, bored to 60 thou. Beige interior. Read Chrysler Valiant Pacer car reviews and compare Chrysler Valiant Pacer prices and features at carsales.com.au. over and added such items as roller rockers and triple Weber carburettors. Exterior decals include the Hemi 265 sticker on the bonnet (in the centre at the front); the Hemi Pacer decal on the left-hand side of the rear of the vehicle, between the left and right brake and indicator lights; and, finally, the 265 Hemi decal that is incorporated into the striping on the rear side-panels of the car. Indeed, Ross remembers the early encounters between Holden, Falcon, and Valiant as if it was yesterday, as these Aussie bruisers battled their way around ‘The Mountain’ and, of course, Kiwi motor-racing circuits during that era.

"We’re excited to bring to life a modern interpretation of an Australian classic, the Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer tribute car," said Guillaume Drelon, director of product for Chrysler Australia.