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Random # 131: Datsun 1600 (P510)

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This excellent Datsun 1600 was spotted in North Hobart on an uncommonly balmy and pleasant early winter's day, having just participated in some action at Tasmania's southern circuit, Baskerville Raceway.  Its blue and red on white livery was reminiscent of 1970s / 80s Datsun competition colours, while the full roll cage, racing seats, black alloys shod with semi-track rubber, drilled discs and rorty induction / exhaust note made it clear that it was the real deal.  Nice!    













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

Random # 130: XL Falcon Ute

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The older the car, the fewer of them you're likely to see about.  Not early Ford Falcons, like the immaculate black XL ute pictured here, it seems!  There are at least three three similar era sedans in and around Hobart, as well as a two or three coupes, a rare left-hand drive convertible, another ute and a really tidy green station wagon.  The only variant that UMPH hasn't seen, however, is a van but that's not to say there isn't one somewhere in Tasmania's south.


The ute featured here is, quite simply, perfect.  The paint, panels and chrome were all first rate - probably better than new.  There just wasn't a flaw to be seen; even the interior looked brand new.  It easily rivals the gorgeous yellow XM version seen in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, and featured in Random # 58: XM Falcon Ute (http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/random-58-xm-falcon-ute.html).


Fans of early Falcons could do worse than check out a few of the following links:

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Readers' Photos # 10 (Special 'Brown Label' Edition): HQ Holden Wagon from Over the Ditch

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This classic poo-brown HQ "floater" wagon comes via international correspondents Matt & Marita, who were holidaying in Nelson, New Zealand.  Love the bucket hat!  The car's pretty cool, too!!




U M P H
(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.co.au)
iPhone or maybe Samsung Galaxy image.