1972 Chrysler Valiant Charger VH from Australia and New Zealand - Comments

15th Jul 2006, 05:53

I got a hub cap you can have for $500 ;) :P.

20th Jul 2006, 01:29

I'm not advertising anything, and occasionally, if you're lucky, Chargers do come up for less than $500

28th Jul 2006, 05:25

OK, I'm not having a go at you, but I am dead set serious, this is my email address : Hey_Charger_75@hotmail.com

Let me know once you find a Charger for $500 or under.

29th Jul 2006, 17:28

Of course you can get a Charger for under $500. But you'll have to go to your local model shop. Real ones for that sort of money simply and categorically do not exist.

1st Aug 2006, 04:54

Thank-you and argument settled :)

3rd Aug 2006, 05:11

Well, I am doing up a VH Valiant Charger, and I can tell you that you might be lucky to get a column to go into the car for $500

14th Aug 2006, 04:14

Not just that, but there are a set of R/T trumpet horns going for $750, I mean the prices are getting rediculous, but that's all you would expect from a great Aussie legend, and my advice if you got a Charger, the smart ones will keep em, but if they do want to sell em, they go for more than most new cars these days, unless your selling a wheel or a panel or something.

17th Aug 2006, 07:34

Hello everyone. I'm looking at buying a valiant charger VJ. its color is go green. the owner says that it is one of only 6 left that originally came in this color. can anyone tell me if this is true? and dose anone now how many were originally made in this color? thanks for your help.

4th Sep 2006, 22:49

OK, there were 149 E-49 chargers made!! To the person wanting to know. An E-49 Charger weighing in at 1300 kg is a lot lighter then the "PHASE 3". Better handling, quicker, less cylinders, better looking and not a 4 door family looking car. Just looking at the VH Chargers - you can tell they have a lot better aerodynamics than that of the GTHO. Oh by the way, let us see one of Holden or Fords "6" cylinder engines meet the performance or speed of that in the E49.

9th Dec 2006, 15:32

I am looking to buy a Charger between 10 and 15 thousand, as I am a panel beater by trade and my father owns a panel shop. I would like one that hasn't been worked on as such (fairly original), but tidy for a long term project. Any help with finding me one would be awesome.

20th Dec 2006, 16:01

Again, this is a survey site, where you post comments about the car, not just a place where you can put up free ads!

28th Dec 2006, 00:45

In comparing a Charger and a GT HO, I prefer my 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3...

Most are worth $15,000 today and could do 144MPH, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, quarter mile in 14.1 seconds - all this at a weight of 4000 pounds.

Air suspension was standard, it was mechanically fuel injected, had electric everything, air conditioning, leather interior, walnut wood.

Those two cars never matched the comfort offered by the Benz at 100 MPH.

People just don't know enough about them, and this keeps their value low.

2nd Feb 2007, 13:32

Try a Charger setup with a stage 4 rebuilt engine from Pentastar parts at 400 HP - 265 cu in Hemi alloy head and you will find your humble Charger will go early 13 seconds or late 12 seconds for the 1/4. Even the hottest Ford or Holden sixes cannot compare. Many V8s will struggle as well.

17th Feb 2007, 01:13

Hey,

Does anyone know how many e37 chargers were made? stats, and did they race at bathurst? You here a lot about the e38 and e49 but the e37 seems to get overlooked. cheers!

P.s. I bought my charger for $500, it is possible :)

9th Mar 2007, 05:29

See!! I told you you could get a charger for $500. 6 or so months ago a guy on ebay had 3 for sale (separate sale) 2 of them were $300, the other was $200. they didn't even get one bid.

They were in pretty bad condition though, cracked chassis rails, rusted throughout ect.

15th Mar 2007, 00:07

Hey mate, about the E37s:

They never raced at Bathurst, E38s and E49s were the Bathurst editions, E37s and E48s were the Street Sixpack versions.

* E37s and E48s are exactly the same, but the E48 has a 4 speed gearbox, the E37s only had a 3 speed.

Some stats on E37s and E48s:

* Bore and stroke 3.91 x 3.68

* Max horsepower 248 @ 4800 RPM

* Max torque 306 lb/ft @ 3400 RPM

Most E37s and E48s were RT's, but there were a few exceptions (SOA's, stands for special order accepted)

* VH 770 E37 - 100 made

* VH 770 E48 - 1 made

* VJ base model E48 - 122 made

* VJ XL E48 - 16 made

* VJ 770 E48 - 16 made

(there were also only 4 VJ E49s made, 3 base models and one an XL)

There were 134 VH RT E37s made.

Hope this helps.

Tom.

8th Jul 2007, 04:53

Hahaha.. I think you bought your charger for $500 back in the 80's or 90's?

23rd Jul 2007, 06:39

Hi my name is Julian

I was just wondering if anybody in Perth (Western Australia) or surrounding regions have any model Valiant Chargers for sale. $7000 or less will be suitable, but I am willing to go higher. If so you can email me at julz-wilz@hotmail.com

Cheers.

26th Jul 2007, 07:03

Have a look at this Charger. Just sold a couple of weeks ago for $355. Auction ended on the 16th of July 2007.

The item number is 200127355123. It should still come up on eBay.

It's a VJ base model. No engine. Bad rust. But it's still a Charger.

There's the proof. You can still get a Charger for under $500.

Discussion over.

16th Oct 2007, 02:21

Hi, I own 2 Valiant Chargers. One I got 5 years ago for $700. It was a complete VJ XL Charger in running order, body badly buckled, but still intact, four on the floor 265 with 3 SU carbys and almost no rust. And the other was a VH shell that I bought for $500 at the start of this year. There was almost no rust and no damage, so if you look hard there are still some good Chargers out there, but they're a dying breed.

20th Oct 2007, 02:24

Yeah... what the hell you gonna do with it?

24th Oct 2007, 06:13

What the hell do you think I would do with it??? if I bought that car, my plan would be to restore it.

In case you didn't realise, I said you could still get a charger for under $500. I didn't say a restored master piece. a show car that's had $30,000 spent on it. maybe you thought I meant a genuine, original condition e49 for under $500?

Mate, all I said was that you could still get a charger for under $500. I did say I wanted one in need of restoration.

This is exactly the kind of car I was talking about.

Its still a charger, no matter what condition its in, so I am right. a charger for under $500 is still possible, even in this day and age.

4th Dec 2007, 01:11

...or to be more precise, the REMAINS of a Charger...

24th Dec 2007, 02:28

The E49 Valiant Charger = Australian, Wheels car of the year, fastest production car for over 27 years, voted 2nd sexiest car ever made by the Australian people, came second to friggen "James Bond's" Aston Martin. Fastest naturally aspirated 6 cylinder in the world at time of production.

One of the most all Australian built, including smaller brakes to stay ALL AUSTRALIAN, CAR over available American ones! 1972 privately entered into Bathurst and should have won if wasn't for the bad pit stop - (cold nuts, hot studs problem) but got placed third and fourth outright. Won NZ racers for 10 years straight, and the auto Chargers flogged the GTHO when they took it over to race them on tighter tracks.

I probably missed a lot, but basically a lot of trophies compared to any other car in Australian history wouldn't you say?...

Cheers.