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Barn Find - not VW, Ford :(

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Barry, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, saw that......awesome find !
    Drool......;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Well-Known Member

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    Please, not on here too
     
  4. gazman

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    ^lol its just a rusty ford...
     
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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Must have been thirsty ;) ..... 10cents a can would have netted someone extra $$$$
     
  6. chris taylor

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    If my memory serves me correct ,didnt Alan Moffat race 2 of these in Bathurst and came in 1st and 2nd .im not a Ford or a Holden man but ot was a damn good effort at the time. Great find ,a treasure on the making.
    One other point that can be made here is , this was an era when all brands were different to look at . Now. Every thing is just copy cat stuff. Thank gawd i bought a caddy , at least they stand out in a crowd .but then again i am biased:D. Lol
     
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    Got to agree that actual modded road cars made for more interesting racing.

    Typical Aussie " sports" fan sooks couldn't hack having a foreign car( Nissan ) beat their American clones.
     
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    I'm not bagging the cars pedigree, just the fact that people are willing to pay $320,000+ for a rusty ford - regardless of its former glory. It will take another $100,000 to get it sorted!
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree Garth........I just like the idea of finding something untouched and original that has been sitting unnoticed.
    Only a few would pay that coin for it...and I wouldn’t think they would be your average car enthusiast !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  10. wombatventures

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    Moffat and Bond 1-2 was 77 with XC Falcons Chris. This was the 73 XA RPO83. Ford used up the parts that were to be homologated for the Phase 4 Falcon GTHO that was killed off by the 73 Supercar scare.
    Ford used the parts up by scattering them mostly into the GT Falcons. This one seems to have got most of the RPO83 options. It almost qualifies as the 4th Phase 4. I'd say who ever ordered it had a good knowledge of the options list.
    ;)
    I'd be happy to have it amongst my Holdens!:eek:
     
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    I think the auctioneer doing the vid, has a different concept of what “fresh” is to me.

    He mentioned that after 32 years, it still has fresh oil in the sump and fuel in the tank......o_O

    I assume the fluids would be the first thing the new owner would dump and replace, before firing up that motor....:rolleyes:
     
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  12. chris taylor

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    Yr right Grantus
    I thought he said the fuel still smells fresh ,which i thought was a bit of an odd statement to make.
     
  13. chris taylor

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    You and me both mate.
     
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    Great car, so cool, but the guy is still a used car salesman
     
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  15. chris taylor

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    Hell yeah .not a very good one at that either i would hazard a guess.:rolleyes:
     
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    The infamous 1 2 finish .... I'm with the group that say Bond should have not followed the formation finish :rolleyes:
     
  17. chris taylor

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    If i remember correctly there was a lot of controvisy over the finish, "ie" he slowed down to allow Moffat to take the lead , Team rules apply.
     
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    Moffat falcon was buggered. Team orders... stay behind the boss.
    Bond said later that after what transpired in the next few years that he wished he'd broken team orders.
     
  19. chris taylor

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    Ahhhh. So thats what happenned.was not sure why, as it was a team effort any rate.
     

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