SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

User avatar
FairmontGT
Site Admin
Posts: 2167
Joined: Wed 11 Apr 2007, 03:49
Location: Potchefstroom RSA
Contact:

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by FairmontGT » Fri 14 Mar 2008, 08:41

Im gonna build me a replica of these chargers one of these days - I must start looking for a 383 motor.

Were the V8 barracudas also dealer conversions?
Yes we did build muscle cars in RSA!!!!
http://www.africanmusclecars.com

User avatar
ZA Perana
Posts: 7287
Joined: Sun 15 Jul 2007, 18:01
Location: Cape Town

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 14 Mar 2008, 20:39

A great looking car, spent quite a bit of time talking to Doug, he has know the car since it was converted back in 1973, Keith Anderson being a friend of his.

Whats dissapointing though is the article, its a just a summary of the TechniCar road test.....

This car is like a time warp, even though its been restored it remains very orginal, has all its orginal parts, really a very special car.
Alfa GTV 3.0
Ford Capri Perana V8
Chevy Lumina Supercharged

Wait not for tomorrow to do what can be done today, live each day for one knows not what the next day may hold.

User avatar
Hi-Fi
Posts: 881
Joined: Sat 12 Jan 2008, 21:26
Location: Cape Town RSA

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by Hi-Fi » Fri 14 Mar 2008, 23:32

Yes these were great cars. I worked with a guy who had an orange one with black racing stripes down the sides. If I remember correctly he put this thing on the track but it didn't last long and disappeared. It was an automatic.

I reckon with a proper manual shift and nice mods something like this could be made into a real beast.

brewil
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu 17 Apr 2008, 18:04
Location: Cape Town, ZA

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by brewil » Thu 17 Apr 2008, 18:14

theres a guy in salt river above the main road who was selling a charger a few years back. they were just plymouth dusters rebadged and with a different grille.
not a thing on the australian chargers especially the e49 6 cylinder 6 pack.
check it out
http://www.australianmusclecarsales.com.au/muscle/67444

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2008/0 ... oring.html

In aus they are now valuing at AU$300000 and the 1971 Ford XY GT HO's around the AU$700-750000 mark.

User avatar
macca9
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat 06 Oct 2007, 18:23
Location: New Zealand

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by macca9 » Thu 17 Apr 2008, 18:36

having a few problem putting a message up!
Last edited by macca9 on Thu 17 Apr 2008, 18:42, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
macca9
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat 06 Oct 2007, 18:23
Location: New Zealand

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by macca9 » Thu 17 Apr 2008, 18:41

That really is a sweet looking car... I have never seen one in real life, I used to be a bit of a fan of the Aussie charger, also a valiant. How much are these cars worth today? ... they seem to be very scarce!

User avatar
FairmontGT
Site Admin
Posts: 2167
Joined: Wed 11 Apr 2007, 03:49
Location: Potchefstroom RSA
Contact:

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by FairmontGT » Thu 17 Apr 2008, 20:06

The RSA chargers came from the factory in only 6 cylinder - therefore they are not very desireable and are quite cheap.
Yes we did build muscle cars in RSA!!!!
http://www.africanmusclecars.com

User avatar
macca9
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat 06 Oct 2007, 18:23
Location: New Zealand

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by macca9 » Thu 17 Apr 2008, 21:41

Did they come out with the slant 6... 265? ... this was what a lot of the Aussie chargers came out with and at the time they were giving the V8s a very good run for their money

User avatar
Hi-Fi
Posts: 881
Joined: Sat 12 Jan 2008, 21:26
Location: Cape Town RSA

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by Hi-Fi » Thu 17 Apr 2008, 22:52

In my opinion the comparison between the styling of the Aussie car and the SA car, we come out tops! I wouldn't mind one of those and drop a Chrysler 383 motor in. They are all of the same vintage.

User avatar
macca9
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat 06 Oct 2007, 18:23
Location: New Zealand

Re: SA'S FORGOTTON CHARGER

Post by macca9 » Fri 18 Apr 2008, 07:05

Which one comes out tops? ... trying to work out if you are Aussie or SA. Im an Aussie but I must say I like the lines of the SA charger, I think it looks a bit more like a true muscle car although it only came out with a six... and it would go very nicely with the 383 I agree.

Post Reply

Social Media

     

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest