Chrysler Australia has made a unique Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer tribute car in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Valiant Pacer.
“We’re excited to bring to life a modern interpretation of an Australian classic, the Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer tribute car,” said Guillaume Drelon, Director of Product for Chrysler Australia. “Highlighting the signature details of the original, the Pacer tribute takes inspiration from the iconic design cues of the celebrated 1969 Valiant Pacer.”
The Pacer tribute features a full vehicle wrap to replicate the original Wild Yellow body colour and is adorned with black side stripes and a ‘Pacer 392’ decal on the front quarter panels and rear boot lid. It also has 20-inch black noise alloy wheels which are enhanced with the red stripe seen on the wheels of the 1969 Pacer, matching the red front splitter decal with the Pacer logo and boot lid decal.
The 1969 Chrysler Valiant Pacer was built exclusively for the Australian market at the Chrysler factory in Adelaide, South Australia. The Valiant Pacer was fitted with a 3.7 litre engine producing 130 kW and was paired to a three-speed manual gearbox. It was originally available in three colours – Wild Yellow, Blue and Red. The Valiant Pacer featured black exterior side stripes and red highlights accenting the grille and boot lid, while the exterior styling was further decorated with its ‘Pacer 225’ decals.
The Wild Yellow Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer tribute car is powered by a stronger V8 that produces 350 kW of power and 637 Nm of torque. All details from the original have been reproduced, resulting in the Pacer 225 decals turning into Pacer 392, which represents the capacity of the 6.4 litre V8 engine in cubic inches. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox with a rotary e-shift, launch control and rear wheel drive.
Chrysler will also announce a limited-edition production variant to be released soon.