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Random # 139: Valiant Regal

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Regal by name.  Regal by nature!  This 70s Valiant is elegant and stylish, combining length and a presence that the two other 'big' Aussie manufacturers, Ford and Holden, couldn't match.  Mocked in their time as 'wog chariots,' I bet it's the lucky owner who's laughing now!











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Readers' Photos # 12: VW Beetle

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Local architect and design guru Mark Drury, FSB, took a liking to this very sharp looking Beetle in Hobart and fired off a few frames for uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au. 

If you see a car that you think's worthy of inclusion on this blog, feel free to do as Mark did and email them to alastair.watson1463@gmail.com.au.







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Random # 138: LH Torana SL/R 5000

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This very, very special SL/R 5000 was photographed in Hobart, Tasmania, one early winter's morning.  Why's it special?, you ask.  Because it's probably one of the least molested, straightest and cleanest apparently un-restored examples that UMPH has seen in many years.


The entire car appeared to be completely original, right down to its sports-style hubcaps, which are quite a departure from the Hotwire alloys that would normally grace an SL/R of this era.  The front and rear spoilers appear to be ex-factory, too.  Even the interior was all present and correct, including a black three-spoke sports steering wheel, as also fitted to Monaros, SSs and Sandman vans and utes of the time.    













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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)
All iPhone images.