Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Engine Number: 5225R1017
Build Date: 1961
Odometer Reading: 40976 Miles Showing
A very attractive car and YES, it’s RIGHT HAND DRIVE.
Here’s its recent history…
In July 2007 the partially stripped down 1961 R Series Valiant 2 Door Hardtop was purchased from Benton, Southern Illinois,USA.
It was shipped to Melbourne where restoration commenced with the car being stripped down and mounted onto a rotisserie.
The restoration included:
Installing another floor
Rear right hand sill
Engine and Transmission rebuild
Installation of fuse box
All front and rear end mechanicals and suspension
New upholstery, roof lining, carpet
Conversion to RHD (parts from original Aust R Series Valiant used)
Rear window demister
Blue tooth radio
12V power point in boot
Twin power point inside vehicle
Boomerang shaped tow bar
Extremely rare inner stainless round trim for spare wheel imprint on boot
On 2011 the build and conversion was signed off by an engineer and the car registered on Vic Club plates.
In 2017 Unique Cars Magazine featured the car in a 4 page spread.
Comes with Import Papers and Engineering Certificate
A superb example… a real head turner.
To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval.