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Random # 163: GB Galant

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The mythical 'one little old lady owner, only ever driven to church ' car is no myth, as the following photos show.  This particular example - a 1974 GB Galant fitted with a 1600 Saturn motor and three-speed auto 'box - had approximately 40,000 miles on the clock and still had its original cheese-cutter cross-ply tyres.

It previously belonged to the aunt of Gavin and Ian, brothers who now reside in the Albury-Wodonga region on the Victoria / New South Wales border, who were in Hobart to collect the car and take it home.  Ian hopes to have it running again in time for a local Chrysler owners' get together within the next month or so. 


The car was as near to mint as could possibly be imagined, with its only modification being a raised driver's seat - a necessity, according to Ian, to allow his diminutive aunt to see properly over the dash.  It was otherwise exactly as it left the local Chrysler dealership, DJ Motors, In Campbell Street, Hobart.  Any tiny blemish that m…

Random # 162: SS Torana Race Car

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No proper Aussie boy can resist a bit of AC/DC!  (Just admit it; there's some bogan in all of us.)  No real Aussie man under 80 years of age could fail to be impressed with any of the performance Toranas, either!  And, in the interests of gender equality, UMPH is willing to accept that there might also be more than a few female AC/DC and / or Torana fans in this great country of ours.


This particular car, spotted on its trailer and en route to the Baskerville Historics (https://www.motorsportstas.com.au/event/baskerville-historics), was attracting plenty of attention from male and female admirers alike.  Imagine the reaction had it been fired up!









For those that missed out on the action at the Historics, there's a whole UMPH post devoted to Day 2.  Just search Baskerville in the top right hand corner of the UMPH front page.





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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)

All iPhone images.

Random # 161: Valiant Safari Wagon

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This rugged old Valiant Safari was absolutely the duck's guts, featuring wide rims, a sports steering wheel, aftermarket bucket seats and a floor change manual 'box.  About the only things missing were an eight-ball or scorpion / red-back spider in resin gear knob and maybe some fluffy dice. Everything about it said indestructible.  It would have to be at least 50 years old and looks like it's ready for a good few more years' solid service yet to come!    













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