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Aussie Chryslers
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 15, 2003 6:32 AM
I'm currently converting the Revell 69 Dodge Dart into an Aussie Valiant,The one Qantas flew to italy for the triple weber set up on the 245 Hemi 6, It led to the 6 pack Charger,a small coupe sold in Australia, and exported to the U.K. and South Africa..(It ate 351's and 308's) Ineed a source for a 1:24 or 1:25
Charger shell or kit..Plus an early/late model of the 62 Valiant four door That was a major success here....Help would be appreciated.. Thanks Guy...
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, May 15, 2003 10:25 AM
Defrenzy - had a mate who owned an orange 6-Pack. You could have eaten your dinner off the engine bay, it was so tidy. Had the Bathurst tank, too (filler caps on both sides of the B pillar and no boot space). It was (at one stage) the fastest accelerating production car in Australia, even thrashing all the V-8's.......he said it could snap your head right off your shoulders, but the thing guzzled petrol like there was no tomorrow.
I assume you're in Oz, (where?) maybe try Sherriffs Mini Cars in Sydney. Cavalier has done several 1/24 Oz-specific cars (EK Holden, ClubSport, HK Monaro) - maybe they are going to do Valiants - you knever know.
Victoria Hobby Centre in Swanston Street, Melbourne are also a very good source of info - if it's made, they'll prpbably know about it. If you're not in Melbourne, email me and I can call Vic Hobby for you and find out.
Cheers,
LeeTree

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, May 15, 2003 4:31 PM
Sure would like to see pics when it's finished!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 25, 2003 2:37 AM
Ate 351's and 308's? You must be one of these people who say it was the fastest car not to win Bathurst. LOL You need more then speed to win. Good breaks might help too. don't get me wrong I think they are cool cars just nothing too great.
  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:06 AM
Yeah, that's true - ordinary brakes, somewhat indifferent cornering ability, but great looks and fantastic acceleration. Many great cars are like that - I spoke with a guy a while ago who raced AC Cobras in their heyday and said the things handled like pigs. They could outrun anything (that's how they won so many races) but didn't like to turn corners. The Cobras have to be one of the toughest looking cars ever made.....too bad it didn't like to go around bends.......
But the Six-Pack COULD out accelerate (over a hundred metres or so) anything else on the road.
I still prefer a 68 Camaro SS or RS, silver with a black hardtop, with the hidden headlights...........
LeeTree

Cheers, LeeTree
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