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Name That Car: Camping Trip Find

Camping trip find

From James C. – Hi, Love the site. Always love reading the stories. This weekend myself and a buddy were out 4WDing in the blue mountains outside of Sydney and down a track we found this. Not sure what it is… Well, one thing is for sure – the elements are winning the battle here James! I bet we can identify it for you though. What do you think guys, can you tell what this rusted hulk of metal used to be?

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  1. Avatar photo Eric

    Im guessing a Ford Rustang perhaps the USS Rustoleum

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  2. Avatar photo Jamie Staff

    63 Plymouth/Chrysler Valiant? And yes, this is just a guess.

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    • Avatar photo Wayne Norman

      I agree with Jamie……but do I detect just a hint of Rambler?

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      • Avatar photo Rocco

        Agree.
        The first thing to mind IS a Rambler.

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    • Avatar photo St. Ramone de V8

      Think you’re right. Valiant.

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    • Avatar photo pursang

      That was my first impression, as I learned to drive on one as a teen.

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    • Avatar photo Geoff

      Its an AP6 Chrysler Valiant.

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      • Avatar photo Matt51F1

        Spot on, Geoff! That’s it :)

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    • Avatar photo Ranco Racing

      Rust free (no extra charge for the rust). First impression was early 60’s Valiant (or variant.)

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  3. Avatar photo Lester

    ..”Ran when parked, some visible rust, restoration candidate or part out. No tire kickers please!”

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    • Avatar photo jimmy

      What tires?

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  4. Avatar photo racer3344

    I agree. Looks like a Valiant or Dodge Lancer

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  5. Avatar photo Tirefriar

    Looks like some one already borrowed the side pillars…RIP

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  6. Avatar photo redwagon

    a/c inoperable. just needs a recharge?

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  7. Avatar photo e55

    Volvo 164

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  8. Avatar photo Chris

    Definitely Mopar, Maybe a Savoy.

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  9. Avatar photo Jim

    Looks like a numbers matching engine;-)

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  10. Avatar photo John

    Nomad

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  11. Avatar photo Al

    $25,000.00 reserve not yet met!

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  12. Avatar photo Denis

    Valiant or Rambler American…nice patina

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  13. Avatar photo Steve Douglas

    Boxy front end like a late 50s early 60s Studebaker.

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  14. Avatar photo Matt moffitt

    That is absolutely a 63/64 Valiant. I’ve got a 63. Judging by the early stages of rust on this one, I’d say this photo was taken around March of ’64 right after a rainstorm.

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  15. Avatar photo michaedo

    That chrome strip that runs from headlight to headlight
    makes me think this is an early 60s Holden.

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  16. Avatar photo Scot Carr

    ~ Australian Mopar. Blue Mountains outside of Sydney is the clue.

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  17. Avatar photo Andrew

    AP5 or AP6 Valiant wagon without a doubt as I have a AP5 and would know that front end anywhere

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  18. Avatar photo JW454

    1963 Valiant 4 door would be my guess.

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  19. Avatar photo Mark in Medford

    I believe Andrew is correct. The thing screamed Aussi even before I read the text.

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  20. Avatar photo Pete Member

    I had a 62. Valiant…, hood anyway. Wish you had a side view.

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  21. Avatar photo Mark in Medford

    Heres a US version from 1964.

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  22. Avatar photo Jesse Staff

    I’m surprised that we don’t have a unanimous decision yet. Here’s another hint!

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    • Avatar photo John

      Valiant

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    • Avatar photo Rocco

      Well, at least we know it’s right hand drive. Did they make RHD Ramblers south of the equator?

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  23. Avatar photo type877

    clean, one owner.

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  24. Avatar photo Jose

    Looks like the anchor to the USS Minnow.

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  25. Avatar photo Chris

    …”needs carb cleaning”…

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  26. Avatar photo Steve

    Something English or European. Looks like right hand drive.

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  27. Avatar photo BradL

    It’s a 1963 Valiant. The 64 has a narrow ridge down the hood. The 63 has a wider, tapered ridge that ends near the small “Valiant” hood badge.

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  28. Avatar photo francisco

    … was running well when last parked.

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  29. Avatar photo Mel Lindsay

    Looks to me like a 63 Valiant

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  30. Avatar photo Trickie Dickie Member

    Well, I don’t care WHAT it is. It is obviously very rare, needs a loving restoration and will be worth many many thousands of bucks for next year’s Barrett-Jackson. My opening bid is $45,000. But can and will bid much more as soon I can sell this rusted hulk of a Porsche 911 seen last month here on Barn Finds. Oh, the Humanity !!

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  31. Avatar photo Han Kamp

    Oldsmobile F 85??

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  32. Avatar photo Ian Chorne

    I was thinking a jeep or maybe a land rover defender at first, but after that second hint I’m not so sure…

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    • Avatar photo Chip Hemenway

      Land Rovers have aluminum bodies.

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  33. Avatar photo Horse Radish

    1963 Volkswagen Bus, worth a fortune even in that condition.
    Replace every panel- full restoration and you have $200 000 Samba.
    Yeeaahhh, Baby

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  34. Avatar photo That Guy

    Aussie Chrysler Valiant. Different in detail from the North American Plymouth Valiant: grille, rear wheelarch shape, and C-pillar roofline –

    http://www.nzmoparregistry.com/assets/jasons63ap51.jpg

    http://www.history-of-cars.com/images/plymouth/1963-valiant-v200-4door-sedan-012.jpg

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    • Avatar photo BradL

      Jesse’s side view shows RHD. It’s a Chrysler Valiant (AP5) Sedan by Chrysler Australia. It’s not a Regal Sedan as it doesn’t have mounting holes for the rocker trim. I think That Guy is a winner.

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  35. Avatar photo kenzo

    Uh Ohh
    Better get MACCO and hurry up before it’s gone

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  36. Avatar photo Mike L.

    Early Ford Maverick! ….?

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  37. Avatar photo Bill Kyle

    Definitly a 63 AP5 (Australian Production ) Chrysler Valiant.. In the States are are called Plymouth Valiant. The scuttle is the give away. Wipers park american style and I believe AP5 to be the only one model with that . AP 6 and later had the wipers parking correctly for right hand steer vehicles.

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  38. Avatar photo Chris E

    You can see the recess for the badge on the bonnet….doesnt look like a Valiant…..

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    • Avatar photo MikeH

      I was all in for the Valiant until you pointed that out. None of the Valiant pics have a badge in the center.

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      • Avatar photo BradL
      • Avatar photo MikeH

        @Brad–no–if you look closely, there is an oblong recess for some sort of emblem in the center of the raised part of the bonnet as it ends at the front.

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  39. Avatar photo Barry T

    Just a few minor dings, they should just buff out.

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  40. Avatar photo crazychevy

    A little clear coat to protect the patina and a set of 24s Your ready for The BJ auction!!!

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  41. Avatar photo Wayne

    It’s def a Valiant. I spent quite a bit of time “down under” and brought back 5 Chrysler Valiant “utes” and a Ford LTD which is totally different than our LTD’s

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  42. Avatar photo Fred

    Whoever buys it, just clear coat the patina and drive it as is.

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