Is it me, or does that Valiant look like it’s trying to turn itself into a Flair Bird?
Thanks to johnh875 for posting this photo to the Cohort. I love to see those Australian Valiants!
It needs to stick to it’s roots. Climbing the social ladder isn’t a very pleasant experience. Besides, given the choice of the two I would take the mopar every time.
Both red, trapezoidal C-pillar, partially covered rear wheel. Otherwise they don’t look that similar to me. I can’t squint hard enough to make them look the same. 🙂 The Valiant reminds me more of a 67 Plymouth Fury-I.
I love the FlairBird way too much…… where is this location? I’ve never seen a ‘United’ gas station and the Valiant’s white on black tag looks anachronistic (along w/ the 1.51/gallon prices) —
what’s the backstory here?
From the text: “I love to see those Australian Valiants!” And that’s the price per liter (ouch).
That’s roughly 5.54/gallon. It’s only about a buck a gallon more than Downtown Chicago.
In comparison, I was flat out Giddy to pay 3.49/gallon in Davenport yesterday!
Cheap gas ours is $ 2.19 per litre.
The gas prices freaked me out a bit on that sign, I had to re-read to catch the Aussie part.
I still remember when gas was in that range by me AND those cars could have been seen at the pump still..
VG Valiant 70/71 first of the HEMI 6s great cars.
Nobody has cheaper gas than the USA.
It’s CDN $1.24/L here on the prairies, and we think that’s not a bad deal (approx. US $4.96/gal.)
Ha! I know exactly where that is – I used to work just round the corner. It’s Blackburn (suburb of Melbourne), Victoria, Australia. Quite a surprise loading up CC and seeing a pair of locals! 😀 There’s usually an early Mini Cooper S parked there as well.
Spot on – used to drive up & down that road every day to work before I moved, now rarely go there.
You can’t see it in the photo but it has all the stripes etc of the R/T Pacer, the performance model, they had a 245ci Hemi 6cyl with 185/195/235 hp, the latter from a 4bbl carb with 235 hp. Weighing just 2900lb they were fairly quick although restricted by only having a 3sp manual trans, as Chrysler didn’t make a 4sp locally at the time.
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