Powered by Chrysler's 265 "Six Pack" engine (producing 225kW), the E49 was fed by three twin-choke Weber carburettors and run a four speed manual through a final drive ratio of 3.50:1. In short, it was quick. Very quick.
The E49 was in fact the quickest accelerating Aussie Muscle Car of its era clocking 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds - pretty good considering this was 36 years ago! The quarter mile was knocked over in 14.4 seconds but despite all Chrysler's best efforts, the E49 never won at Bathurst.
There were only 145 examples of the E49 built, and this documented original is now up for grabs at the Brisbane Summer Auction. Finished in Mercury Silver, one of 29 in this colour, the car is expected to fetch between $220,000 and $260,000.
With some serious muscle up for grabs the auction well be held on February 10 as the finale to the Brisbane International Motor Show. Further information is available through Shannons.