1975 Chrysler Valiant Regal 5.2 litre (318 ci) Fireball V8


A machine for the modern hero


Front gearbox seal blew mid-burnout.

Distributor needed replacing.

Original Carter carburettor needed replacing.

Other minor things that go wrong with every car that's done 300,000 kilometres.

General Comments:

I paid $500 for my 1975 VK Chrysler Valiant Regal in 2000. My grandfather had a VH Regal and I'd wanted one ever since. It was badly rusted. I drove it around for a couple of years and then what started as a blown gearbox seal became a restoration project that lasted far too bloody long.

The best thing about the old Vals is that they'll go forever with minimal - and I mean MINIMAL - maintenance.

The worst thing is the rust - particularly in the VH, VJ, and VK models.

The 5.2 V8 is a slouch in stock form, as are the 4.0 and the 4.3 sixes. Any Australian Chrysler benefits greatly from the good ol' carbs, cam, exhaust methodology.

The only advice I would give is to install a transmission cooler if you've got an auto.

And don't screw the bloody front end down too low - they don't like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2004

1975 Chrysler Valiant VK Charger 770 360 V8


Rare Australian VK Charger


Nothing, just your normal wear and tear... tires... ball joints etc.

General Comments:

This car is factory fitted with the 360 V8 {e57}.

Bought the car in Adelaide, always garaged, interior is still mint, these aussie chargers are always going up in price... {never sell it!}

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2003

5th Sep 2003, 01:06

Got to tip my hat to you mate, sounds like your VK Charger is a REAL beauty. I reckon the VK and CL Chargers are the best looking out of all the Chargers (with the exception of the R/T E38 and E49 Chargers). Personally I don't like the 360 V8's, too heavy on fuel and lacking in performance I think, but a factory-fitted 360-powered Charger is definitely worth preserving as they are now quite thin on the ground. Otherwise, keep up the good work and keep the faith.