'Harry' was delivered 4/2/71 by the then Chrysler dealer: Erichsen Motors Pty Ltd - 477 Pittwater Road, Brookvale, NSW
Registration number: AVI-724
Although the number of previous owners is unknown, the car was in reasonably good 'survivor' condition when I purchased it which would suggest the last owner, who resided in Warwick Qld, may have owned it for some time.
I first noticed 'Harry' advertised on eBay early 2013 and after several months of contemplation, I went ahead with the purchase from Aussie Muscle Car Traders in Brisbane.
Yes, it was time to bring 'Harry' back to NSW where he belonged!
My interest in this car goes back to when I had my first car which was the same make, model and colour.
I gradually removed the interior, engine and various other components and handed the rolling shell over to the blaster to establish where we were at with Harry's 'underlying' health. Fortunately, the news was pretty good, just a couple of areas requiring panel repair but nothing serious as far as rust was concerned. It also took considerable time, years in fact, to acquire the various parts required to achieve the restoration that I was after.
'Harry' eventually found his way to 'Dave's paint and Panel' in Cardiff who specialise in historic restorations and the motor was taken to Pryce Engines also in Cardiff for a complete rebuild. Meanwhile, I spent many hours bringing various components back to life ready for the day when 'Harry' could be whole once again.
Finally in September 2017 with a brand new paint job, new engine and a total refurbishment (with exception to the seats which were in very good original condition) Harry was ready for his new life.
Regards, Steve and Virginia Stewart