1960 Chrysler Royal: Sometimes you hit gold, just like when I spotted this rare 1960 Australian made Chrysler Royal. A chat with the owner, John, tells me he discovered the car in a shed in Victoria where it had been sitting for the last 45 years. He has since lovingly restored the car to virtually new condition and has spent a small fortune doing so.
The car was built in Keswick, South Australia and was popular with wealthy farmers and South Australia Police at the time.
It features a 313ci V8 engine and a Torqueflite push button auto transmission. The original 1965 Victorian rego sticker can still be seen on the windscreen as with the “Australian Made” boomerang sticker on the rear window which is pretty cool.
A history of Australian Chrysler Royal’s can be found in this article: Aussie Original: Chrysler Royal by Joe Kenwright
Many thanks to John, who positioned the car for the photos.
***Updated: A Right Royal Restoration***
The Royal was previously in sad state. John has kindly sent me photos of his Royal prior to restoration. He tells me restoring the Royal was not an easy project to do.