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In true celebration of its Australian heritage, Chrysler Australia has created a custom, one of a kind Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer tribute car, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of an Australian motoring icon, the 1969 Valiant Pacer.

Celebrating Australia’s love of fast, rear wheel drive four door sedans, Chrysler Australia is reintroducing the Pacer nameplate, paying homage to the original with a custom wrapped high performance sedan based on the Chrysler 300 SRT Core.

“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, 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.”

Featuring a full vehicle wrap replicating the original Wild Yellow body colour, the Pacer tribute is adorned with black side stripes and ‘Pacer 392’ decals on front quarter panels and rear boot lid.

The tribute Pacer’s 20-inch Black Noise Alloy Wheels are enhanced with the striking 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. Targeted at Australians looking for a performance car, the Valiant Pacer was fitted with a 225 cubic inch slant six engine producing 130kW, paired to a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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. Signifying the performance credentials of the Valiant Pacer’s modified six-cylinder engine, the exterior styling was further decorated with its iconic ‘Pacer 225’ decals.

Today, the Wild Yellow Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer tribute car is powered by an even stronger HEMI V8 that produces a booming 350kW and 637Nm of Torque. All details from the original have been meticulously reproduced. The Pacer 225 decals turned into Pacer 392, which represents the cubic inch of the 6.4 V8 powertrain. The high-powered engine is paired with the advanced TorqueFlight ZF-8-speed automatic gearbox with Rotary E-shift, Launch Control and Rear Wheel Drive.

To further celebrate the iconic Australian-made 1969 Chrysler Valiant Pacer, Chrysler Australia is excited to announce that a limited edition production variant will be released soon.