The upscale market at the time this was launched was interesting Down Under: Ford was still building localised Galaxie 500s, as well as the Australian Fairlane, and Holden had just launched the rushed Brougham to compete with the latter Ford. In the end, neither the Holden or the Chrysler could compete with the Fairlane, and though lesser Valiants are a reasonably common classic car, the VIP models are rare today.
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