The AP6 Chrysler Valiant (1965 Only)
Visually, the AP6 was almost the same as the AP5. The main change was the split grille treatment which was almost a carbon copy of the 1965 Plymouth Valiants. The AP6's 'shoulder line' also finished in a thinner tick on the front fender than the previous model. The Standard model also featured new chrome trim which ran the length of the shoulder line and also wrapped around the edge of the boot lid. The Regal`s chrome strip which ran through the centreline of the doors was largely unchanged from the previous model Regal.
The other significant moment in the AP6 story was the release of the ‘Wayfarer’ utility in November, Chrysler's first Ute! Chrysler Australia had difficulty meeting demands with the Valiant being built at Tonsley Park at a maximum rate of 200 cars per eight hour shift. Customers had to wait up to 4 months to get their hands on a new AP6. Prices now ran from $2500 to $3650.