1973 CAR OF THE YEAR

1979 Chrysler Valiant Regal SE 318

Don Learmonth

This is a 1979 CM Regal SE with a 318 V8 engine. It has done just over 160,000km and Don is the third owner. The second long term owner was from Reefton in the South Island and his widow had held on to the car after his passing until it was sold to Don. It is totally original except for rear air shocks as it had been used previously for towing trotters to race meetings by the second owner. There are not too many original V8s of these Valiants around so this is a keeper.

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