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Random # 6: Mk 1 Golf GTI

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UMPH's cup runneth over!  First his previous post's MGA then, minutes later, this spot-on early Golf GTI in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.



According to its current owner, it was an original UK car that accompanied the chap that used own it to Victoria, Australia, when he migrated about ten years ago.  It ended up not being driven that often and was sold to our Tasmanian friend a few years later. 


Now the lucky bloke's got two Mark 1 GTIs, which isn't a bad effort seeing that they weren't ever commercially available here in Australia.  It's thought that there are maybe only ten or so in the whole country.  

U M P H.
(iPhone images.)
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au).

Random # 5: MGA

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This magnificent MGA was seen beautifying Argyle Street, Hobart, on a lovely summer's afternoon.  Enough said?  Please enjoy!






U M P H.
(iPhone images.)
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au).

Random # 4: Lancia HPE

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The latest installment of Targa Tasmania - the 25th anniversary of our island state's iconic motor sport event - is being held from Monday the 11th to Saturday the 16th of April, 2016 (http://targa.com.au/tc/page_standard.asp?asset_id=1624).
This fully caged-out Lancia HPE was spotted outside EuroTech in North Hobart, which, given the timing and the car's location outside a well-known Italian car specialist's workshop and race-gear supplier, suggests that it might be an entrant.