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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #975 on: June 12, 2018, 08:16:42 AM »
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« Reply #976 on: June 12, 2018, 08:18:00 AM »
Peter Champion owns the other 84 VK and there is plenty of debate as to which one is the actual winner.

Champion claims to have 05, but not much on the car is original thanks to its time in England.  Brock, Bev and a few other HDT big wigs have said this is the winner.

Majority of the HDT mechanics, including Jeff Grech who stamped the cars. Along with John Harvey maintain to this day the Bathurst museum car is the winner.

Apparently record and document keeping wasn't a HDT strong point.

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I agree, Harry Firth was known to "update" photos in the log books after major incidents if ya get my drift.
The log book I saw, was for car #05 which was written in it but photo showed the England livery.

There is a long history of dubious antics in motor racing.............
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« Reply #977 on: June 13, 2018, 04:29:43 AM »
Peter Champion owns the other 84 VK and there is plenty of debate as to which one is the actual winner.

Champion claims to have 05, but not much on the car is original thanks to its time in England.  Brock, Bev and a few other HDT big wigs have said this is the winner.

Majority of the HDT mechanics, including Jeff Grech who stamped the cars. Along with John Harvey maintain to this day the Bathurst museum car is the winner.

Apparently record and document keeping wasn't a HDT strong point.

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He sold the entire collection this week, except for one car he has kept for himself.

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« Reply #978 on: June 13, 2018, 07:31:54 AM »

He sold the entire collection this week, except for one car he has kept for himself.
He kept the repaired Daytona Coupe that Peter died in.

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« Reply #979 on: June 14, 2018, 03:05:54 AM »
I’m traveling around Europe on a work trip at the moment. Today I was walking out of one of our customers sites in Belgium, about an hour out of Brussels when I spot an interesting sign on a building near by.
Standing at the front door of this workshop and a voice from out the back calls out for me to come in and have a look.

Why not.....


















Every one of these cars is raced, mostly rally and track days, but no show ponies here.







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« Reply #980 on: June 14, 2018, 03:12:44 AM »
Got to talking with the guys building these things, the boss was from the UK and was pushing to get this one finished to race at the Silverstone Classic Grand Prix in 2 weeks time.






I could have stayed all day in here.













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« Reply #981 on: June 14, 2018, 03:24:16 AM »
worth a lot of dosh.  8)

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« Reply #982 on: June 14, 2018, 07:26:50 AM »
I would have had trouble walking upright and been very embarrassed.........

Is the blue one a '38 Talbot........and is the red one beyond a Bentley??
 
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« Reply #983 on: June 14, 2018, 07:41:23 AM »
WOW !! Pete, What a great collection .. From back in the day when you actualy had to have skills to drive cars  and not just steer them ..
Fantastic find,   thank you for sharing ..
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« Reply #984 on: June 14, 2018, 09:28:07 AM »
Top stuff Pete, what Edz said too.
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« Reply #985 on: June 14, 2018, 09:45:06 AM »
Thanks for sharing, that would be well worth a look.
I wonder where the get the spare parts to keep the driving all the time, or do they make them themselves.

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« Reply #986 on: June 14, 2018, 09:56:42 AM »
what you think this pup will go for? (I'd rather the gold coloured lambo in background :D)

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« Reply #987 on: June 14, 2018, 10:16:20 AM »
They should call this FJ ute "  Chainsaw  " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU8v48K9ObM  ..
FJ Coupe ?
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« Reply #988 on: June 15, 2018, 11:44:53 AM »
Genuine 1976 Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback
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« Reply #989 on: June 15, 2018, 12:32:14 PM »
Genuine 1976 Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403






Genuine body #.........for $110K  and that's it.........no matching numbered engine, ford diff etc............pass!!

Also, have a look at the mileage for the 2 monaros and camaro they are selling......... :o
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« Reply #990 on: June 15, 2018, 01:11:35 PM »
Genuine 1976 Holden LX SS Torana Hatchback
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283000027403






I'm in Love, with the car .. .Not the price tag.. So regret selling my L32 for 7K
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« Reply #991 on: June 15, 2018, 01:22:41 PM »
OK, first things first.... its a lovely car and may very well get the dollars he's chasing.

However, a nut and bolt restoration, means restored..... not with the wrong motor, gearbox and diff.
If one thing pisses me off, is a restoration that's not a restoration.
I can't remember how many times I've seen this crap, if you restore it, I means the factory colour it left the ass line with too.

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« Reply #992 on: June 15, 2018, 01:59:44 PM »
$30-$40k tops.

It's just another modified Torana, nothing more.

If it was restored to original with marching numbers, it be worth much more.

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« Reply #993 on: June 15, 2018, 02:02:34 PM »
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Genuine body #.........for $110K  and that's it.........no matching numbered engine, ford diff etc............pass!!

Also, have a look at the mileage for the 2 monaros and camaro they are selling......... :o
They may have got the car like that with engine replacement having happened in 1980...  not much chance of original donk. but the other bits, surely you could find diff etc. and 110? Drugs are bad... MMMMMkay

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« Reply #994 on: June 15, 2018, 02:19:22 PM »
or
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/142705714475

HDT VK SS Group 3
“Very clean original car matching numbers, been in storage 20 years, call”   


$120,000



or 32k for this beatup rusty Shitter???

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« Reply #995 on: June 15, 2018, 02:44:59 PM »
$30-$40k tops.

It's just another modified Torana, nothing more.

If it was restored to original with marching numbers, it be worth much more.

If you can find, a torana of that caliber for 30 -40k, i'll take 2 of 'em.  ::)

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« Reply #996 on: June 15, 2018, 03:20:20 PM »
I find it strange that 3 of the 4 cars they have for sale, mileage is 30,000km the other one is 35,000km.........that's as an aside to the fact they are all, in my view, butchered.
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« Reply #997 on: June 15, 2018, 03:21:17 PM »
If you can find, a torana of that caliber for 30 -40k, i'll take 2 of 'em.  ::)

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« Reply #999 on: June 15, 2018, 04:10:18 PM »
I find it strange that 3 of the 4 cars they have for sale, mileage is 30,000km the other one is 35,000km.........that's as an aside to the fact they are all, in my view, butchered.
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