2022 Shannons Summer Timed Online Auction
Lot
224

1978 Chrysler CL Valiant V8 '4-Speed Manual' Sedan (One Off Build AFP Car)

$44,500

Melbourne

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Specifications

Engine 318ci V8
Gearbox Four-speed manual
Body Work Sedan
Colour Spinnaker White
Interior Satin Parchment
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Alloys
Brakes Disc/drum

Description

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The CL Valiant was produced by Chrysler Australia from 1976 to 1978. It was the 12th Australian-made Valiant model to emerge from Chrysler’s Adelaide factory and replaced the VK-model. The CL models featured new grilles, a new nose cone and new bonnet and, on sedans, new rear panels including boot lid, lower panel, and quarter panel. A panel van body style was added to the range in April 1977 and, in reaction to the panel van craze of the time, a Drifter Pack was also introduced aimed at more youthful recreational buyers. Three engines were offered in the CL range, the 245ci (4.0 litre) and 265ci (4.3 litre) in-line straight sixes, and the 318 ci (5.2 litre) V8. Available transmissions were three and four speed manuals, and a three-speed automatic for six-cylinder models, and a beefier three-speed automatic for the V8 powered models. 32,672 CL models were built prior to the arrival of the replacement CM in 1978. Today Chrysler’s Valiant enjoys a loyal following and thriving club scene around the country.