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This is the kind of advertising Chrysler Australia were doing in the early 1970s.
This was poster sized and a motorshow giveaway. i had one on my wall.
Anyone remember: "Hemi Pacer: The family racer." I can't image anything like that in advertising today.
David

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lol not sure weather I should yes or no if I remember this add lol
IM only 21 pls GST lol.....
OK I do to "old is good" lol yea I remember the adds "HEY Charger" and the adds with some WILD COLOURS

Those were the days hey ?
we thort they were a bit girlish then BUT NOW we love to have them in the shed lol

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it's interesting that Chrysler struggled to get 10% market share..I was never really fond of the cars growing up in the 70s and where I lived it was usually young Greek guys or Old Italians that drove them...but looking at the specs on paper these cars should have sold much better and it puts the same generation Holdens that far outsold to shame ito performance...I wasn't old enough to be able to explain...maybe others can shed some light..?

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Andrew

My Kingswood was built the same month I was born and in the same year
4/70, So we are possibly exactly the same age. But I do remember the 70's well and with fondness. Really love those bold colours and i dont know of many people that had a bad word to say about the quality of the old valiants
Life seemed very simple compared to today. Work, family, the footy on weekends and looking forward to watching "The wonderful World of Disney" on Saturday evenings. Heck we only had 2 TV stations in Northen NSW

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lol same age and month as your Kingswood ? how cool is that mate
Yea only 2 TV channels in NTH QLD when we were kids to mate.
A lot of Greeks and Italians, were im grew up and Valiant's But yea ya right alht, the Holden was the more favourite car of choice, and yes on spec, the VAL had the bigger 6cly and a more roomy cabin it seemed, and I remember some of the colour's lol The middle of the main street looked like the Gay marty gras flag lol
Those were the days

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"were going to need a bigger shed"
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hows about the engine colours - ever seen a real pacer motor? yellow rocker cover and fan, red block - the 2bbl hemi had a wrinkle finish black rocker cover. and the power/torque of either left any holden engine for dust...

then the charger spec engines with 45 webers and tuned length extractors - pretty high tech stuff for 1971. high praise for aussie engineering IMO as the yanks couldnt finalise it so they sent it over to us.

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quite a few of those talented Australians stayed on with Mitsubishi when it took over the Tonsley plant and went on to produce the Magna in the mid 80s which had it's merits...still not sure why the Chryslers didn't do better...was it style, was it brand loyalty to Holden and Ford, was it consumer ignorance...maybe a mix of all..Holden did get away with some ordinary stuff for many years - outdated designs, relatively low performance etc but they got away with it - primarily brand loyalty and marketing...it will be interesting to see how well the new Commodore sells...it's a good looking car and probably very good in many regards...but that doesn't seem to equate to high sales....people now want Mazda CX5s

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Andrew

And the mighty leaning tower of power (Slant 225) against the poor old grey 138, you wouldn't have thought it would stand a chance

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Bryan

the val woody wagon. lol
There a variety club car in cairns that looks like this

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Daz,he's got my Tasmans,haha!..

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Yeah seen that B4, for sale recently too

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Bryan

There was a saying in Sydney years ago,people used to say buy a Valiant because you never see a wog make a bad investment?..haha...

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lol yep
it wont let me tick like and funny lol

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funny stuff
MY old dad laugh so much, he said he had to watch it 4 times

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Bondi Bleach White
Thar She Blue
Little Hood Riding Red
Hot Mustard

Only in the 70's....

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I had an Italian mate, and when his old wog dad took him and his brother to school in their purple valiant, all the school kids would sing in unison (to the tune of the Beatles Yellow Submarine) 'We all live in a Purple Valiant... a purple Valiant... a purple Valiant) as they got out at the school gates, reckoned he was so embarrassed.

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My Italian mate's father had an XA GT in Wild Violet (metallic purple) with white trim. I think his dad must have ticked every option because it had sunroof, power windows, power steer, air con.
It was a beautiful car.
David

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Old is good.

poor kids lol.... but I bet its worth a lot of money now and the kids picking on them are at the dole office lol
My Dad love the movie "The Wog Boy" . . . as he said movie he pulls out his wallet i think it was ? with photos of the car thro the years of ownership.
As my dad said all wog men Back in the day had photos of there familys in there wallet to "SHOW OFF" to other wog men.
My dad was from on the boarder of Swiss and Italy and use to laugh at this.
Things we remember hey ?

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I saw a Wild Voilet XA 2 door coupe restored a while ago even had the red wall tyres on it,gawd it was a beautiful car.I think it was on a TV show,some Ford restorers shop in Melbourne maybe?They do a fantastic job of restoring the old GTs and GTHOs!....

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