I am new to the MoparMarket website,but have had a passion for Chrysler and Valiant for neary 40 years. I was fortunate in that from 1960 ( the year that I was born ) , until 1972 my father ( G.N.Wall-nickname Brick ) , was the Delivery Manager for Collins Motors located in Carlton in Melbourne. From 1965 until 1972 he would take me to work every Saturday morning in the AP5 Collins Motors station wagon.The earliest Valiant that I can remember when they were new was the AP6 in 1965. I shall never forget the smell of a new Valiant !
This is where and when my passion for Valiant began. My first Valiant was a VF Regal which my parents purchased for me in 1977. We still have it and drive it every day. It has done 262,000 miles and is in excellent condition.
Since my father worked for Chrysler we have aways driven Valiants and the last new car my parents purchased was in 1973 , this being a VJ Ranger. We still have this one too as well as collecting a few others such as CM Regal, AP6 Regal,S Series , two R Series project cars and one R Series hardtop.
Back in 1977 it was really un-cool to own and drive a Valiant.
Now I get waves from other Valiant drivers (some half my age) on the road as they pass by. Some of these people were not even born when the last Valiant came off the production line in 1981.
Fortunately for me my wife loves these cars too and supports and encourages my passion for Valiants.
Thanks to MoparMarket for encouraging interest in these cars.