In late 1973, Chrysler announced option code K10 - an exclusive option set that was available for the New South Wales Police force, designed to meet the needs and requirements of highway patrol duties.
The K10 option comprised of the 265 Hemi with the 4 Barrel Holley carburetor, Six pack Crankshaft, Connecting Rod Bearings, main bearings and Six pack Baffled Oil pan, a 4 speed floor shift transmission, Power assisted disc brakes, Radial tyres, Styled road wheels, Laminated windscreen, the Suregrip rear axle and Reclining bucket seats.
As well as these options, a number of upgrades were made to the steering, suspension, and brakes. The full details of these upgrades can be seen in the 'General Service Bulletin' pictured below as issued by Chrysler Australia at the time. These options gave the highway patrol cars loads of performance & improved handling, making it easier for them to chase down speeding drivers and conduct their daily duties. Police officers were more than happy with the performance of the K10 Charger and the reliability meant that the cars could be depended on – even on the toughest cases. Today, these ex-police cars are highly sought after by collectors, as well as being incredibly rare to come across for sale or on show.
For sale is this restored 1973 VJ Charger K10 running the all matching numbers 265 Hemi. The car was back to bare metal restored in 2019 in the factory Amber Metallic and re-trimmed in white vinyl with custom Amber inserts. There is a huge restoration photos file available and the car comes with the all important original log books showing the original owner as NSW Police and specifically the Maroubra division where it is was used in their Police duties. This special VJ Charger also comes with its original set of keys.
The car was purchased by the current owner in 2018 after being stored in a container for almost 20 years.
Located in the Noosa - Sunshine Coast area for your immediate inspection. (Ref: 5510)
YL Berg 4634
E36 - 265S six-cylinder engine fitted with the split manifold (as used on the VH Pacer and Charger R/T) and was also delivered with a number of E49 fittings.
D20 - 4 speed manual
B51 - Power brake booster (Disc brakes only)
C63 - Reclining Vinyl bucket seats
C93 - Carpet
D53 - Suregrip heavy duty axle 3.23:1
G15 - Laminated windshield tinted graduated
K10 - Charger Special (Police Only)
T15 - ER70 HR BSW Tyres
W23 - Styled wheels