1969 HT Holden Monaro GTS becomes first Australian car to win a Concours d’Elegance

It is very rare for any international motoring organisation to recognise or even acknowledge Australia in any sense or form.  However, the prestigious American publisher “Hemmings” has published a post on its daily blog regarding the winner of the most recent Australian International Concours d’Elegance.

The winning vehicle is a 1969 HT Monaro GTS.  It is a truly deserving winner and I congratulate Re-creation Automotive the people responsible for the Monaro’s amazing restoration.

1969 HT Monaro GTSOwned by Mr Terry Smart, the white Monaro GTS beat a field of 85 cars and motorcycles to take the title of Motorclassica’s ‘Best of Show’ to win the premier Australian International Concours d’Elegance title, along with the ‘Restoration of the Year’ trophy for its restorers, Re-creation Automotive.

Smart’s Monaro scored a perfect 100 points from the hugely-experienced Motorclassica Concours d’Elegance judging panel.

HT Monaro engine bayFor a Holden of any type to win an International Concours event is certainly unexpected but this particular example is a world-class restoration,” Motorclassica Event Director Paul Mathers said.

 

HT Monaro interiorWithout question Motorclassica is the southern hemisphere’s most hotly-contested Concours d’Elegance attracting the highest quality cars and motorcycles from around Australia and often the world.”

In terms of quality, Terry’s Monaro GTS, valued in the vicinity of $300,000, is literally faultless and as such a deserving winner.

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“Checker” brand – El Camino-style pickup planned in relaunch

Hi everyone.

Now that Holden and Ford have been given their “last rites”, it seems that the US is suddenly interested in making “utes” or “coupe utilities” as they call them.

Chevrolet has given an indication that it may make an “El Camino” (whether it will be called that is a question for another day). I will post an article about the proposal for Chevrolet’s “El Camino “shortly. However, if the concept photos are any indications it will sell about as well as the Ford Taurus did here in Australia and they look ugly as F**k!

However, it is not only GM and Ford who are considering making utes (sorry, I refuse to call them “coupe utilities”.   Checker Motor Company (the one that used to make all of the cabs in New York)  announced plans last year to revive the American automotive brand and has released drawings of what it proposes for its first two models — an El Camino-style car-based pickup truck and a six-door airport limousine/group touring vehicle. I will focus on the “El Camino” style car-based pick-up truck (not another word for ute!)

The father of the General Manager of the Checker Motor Company, Steve Contarino, drove a Checker cab in the Boston area and Contarino became known within the Checker owners’ community for restoring the Checker Centurian, a 1967 Ghia-designed concept car. Contarino’s day job for some three decades has been modifying vehicles for the specialized demands of police and fire departments, emergency medical services and other municipal government agencies.

His original plan was simply to do Checker restorations and produce the parts needed for Checker owners to maintain their vehicles — until he discovered there actually may be a commercial market for modern Checker vehicles.

Unfortunately for us, and the world, this is the concept Contarino drawing has released.

Checker Ël Camino"

Can anybody say, “Holden FC Ute”?

FC ute fc_ute

I guess the only requirement to be a US car “designer” these days is the ability to use the Internet and not acknowledge the existence of any other country other than the US.

Cynical. Moi?

Until next time.
Michael

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730 HP Saleen “Black Label” is the Highest Powered production “Pony”

After leaving the performance car company he founded in 1984, Steve Saleen is back at the helm of Saleen, the company that bears his name.

Saleen became known in the 80s, 90s, and early part of this century for building some of the baddest Mustangs on the road and track. Saleen says that while he was back at the helm of the Company for a few years, he was waiting for the S550 Mustang to debut so that his company could do something big.

CLICK here for a 360 degree view of the 2015 Mustang

On 20 March 2015, during a special press event, Steve Saleen pulled the wraps off the all new Saleen ” Black Label“, a car about which there have been rumours for almost a year.

2015 Saleen "Black Label" 302 Mustang

This is more than just a re-badged and prettied up Mustang, the “Black Label” represents the culmination of Saleen’s 30-plus years of Mustang building and racing experience.

Since the company started building cars in 1984, our goal has always been to be at the pinnacle of late-model Mustang performance,” said Steve Saleen. “This will by far be the most refined and advanced Mustang we have built to date.”

The hood has been lowered nearly three inches “Its clearance to the supercharger is in millimetres, this really helped reduce the drag on the car”. The hood, which features a functional scoop for air intake, will be available in composite and stamped aluminium.

The 5.0-litre Coyote engine, with a Kenne-Bell twin-screw supercharger, results in the highest power output to date for a production S550, with 730 horsepower (544kW) and 600 lb-ft of torque (approx. 814Nm) on US 91-octane petrol (Australian 95 Octane). This now tops the 707 hp (527kW) Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

The Black Label S550 clearly out-handles any previous generation Saleen Mustang with its I.R.S. as a foundation. Fitted with Saleen S4 springs, shocks, sway-bars, and bushings, the car is going to be a real thrill for both street and open-track driving. Adding to the fun will be big 15-inch dimpled rotors and multi-piston brakes to further expand the performance envelope.

The Black Label uses 275/35R20 Pirelli tyres in the front and 275/40R20s in the rear to keep it firmly planted to the road. The Saleen 20-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels are available in several finishes.

Considerable time was also spent optimising lift over drag (L/D) by lengthening the front a full 1½ inches along with two inches in the rear to increase the air-foil, which thereby increases downforce for the whole car. A rear wing balances the downforce created by the front air splitter.

The interior is a mix of luxury and styling with black leather and suede seats accented in contrasting chevrons. A high contrast gauge cluster provides key vitals to the driver at a glance. Harking back to Saleen’s racing heritage is a leather wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio and a centre stack display between the gauges. Unique badging finishes off the interior that includes a dash plaque signifying year of manufacture and serial number of each vehicle.

A full set of Saleen 302 badging and graphics will also be included to complement any one of the standard or custom Saleen paint schemes available on all Saleen vehicles. To match the beauty and refinement of such a remarkable car, Saleen has developed a new paint coating with BASF to launch with this vehicle. California Sunset is a cross between a golden yellow and the hues of a setting sun to create a truly unique colour that changes with the light. .

Interior of 2015 Saleen Black Label Mustang

As with the rest of the Saleen lineup, the 2015 S302 Black Label will receive a Saleen serialization and unique Saleen VIN.

Each car is also hand signed by Steve Saleen, ensuring that it has gone through Saleen’s rigorous post-production quality control process.

It will surely be the greatest Ford-based Saleen product as well as one of the best high-performance Mustangs of all time.

Until next time.
Michael

p.s. since the introduction of the 2015 Saleen “Black Label” Mustang, other tuners and designers have developed their own versions of performance Mustangs. As an example Chip Foose and “Modern Muscle design” have developed a “one-off” 810 horsepower “blunderbuss

However, Saleen remains the only manufacturer of “production” modified 2015 Mustangs.

 

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Original 1963 Corvette TV Commercial

Hi everyone

Something a little different this time.

I thought you mind find this interesting. It is an original TV commercial for the 1963 Corvette.

Slightly different from the ads today…

Until next time.

Michael

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Frame Up Restoration vs Frame Off Restoration

Very shortly on our site, there will be “Coming Soon” sliders of the vehicles we have planned to list in our Inventory.  The reason they are “coming soon” rather than being listed may be that we are still negotiating with the Seller for the best sale price or the vehicle may not be quite ready for sale.

One of the vehicles we have coming is a 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Sprint 2 door Hardtop which has recently undergone a “Frame-up Restoration”.

When it comes to classic car restorations, many people are uncertain about the difference between a true Frame-up Restoration versus a Frame-off Restoration.

For this reason I thought I would provide a brief description of the differences between a Frame-up Restoration and a Frame-off Restoration.

Frame-up Restorations are exactly that – from the frame up. In a true frame up restoration, the restorer will complete re-work the body, paint, motor, interior and trunk. Only those parts on the frame needing replacement will be done. For instance, replacing a section of broken or damaged brake line instead of the entire system.

With Frame-off Restorations the entire car is rebuilt or replaced. The entire body will be removed from the car and the frame will be inspected entirely and all parts will be replaced and/or repainted. Just one look under the car and you will easily be able to tell a frame off restoration. Everything on these cars will look new and will be freshly painted or powder coated. These cars also require extensive care and cleaning and are generally driven rarely due to the expense associated with frame off restorations.

Classic car restorations vary greatly depending upon the time and budget of the owner. Frame-up Restorations will give you a nice looking car without the expense off completely removing the body to restore or replace those areas seldom seen by the general audience.

Frame-up & Frame-off Restorations – Buyer Beware

If you are looking to purchase a classic car, it is important for you to know what you are looking at before you buy. A good body shop or body man can make body filler look good. The car’s body will appear straight and smooth. Paint will look good, but only where you can see it.

Areas that you will want to inspect before making your purchase are the gaskets, plugs and below the exhaust manifolds, the boot and undercarriage. If the boot or undercarriage has a thick undercoating, turn and walk the other way. This is a good indication that there is likely to be trouble below the surface.  When looking to purchase a classic car, do your due diligence. Just because they are shiny and make a nice rumbling sound doesn’t mean they are restored or even safe.

You can view a photo montage of a Frame-up Restoration of a rare 1963 Corvette split-window, including rebuilding the frame, body work, and assembly HERE

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

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Until next time. Michael

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Anyone need a vehicle transported to Sydney or Brisbane?

Hi Everyone.

The shipping company we use has a truck that left Sydney for Perth on Saturday 15 November 2014, and is looking for 2 small sedans or a larger car, machine or 20’ container load to return to Sydney or Brisbane – payload 8 tonne.

They can also tow a boat or caravan or any trailer as well.

Rather than having the truck return empty, they are looking at trying to recoup some petrol money on the return trip. The transit will be a direct 3-4 days and they are looking at leaving Perth approx. Wednesday 19 November.

If anyone is looking for transportation to Sydney or Brisbane, please let me know and I will put you in contact with the company.

If you know of anyone who may also be interested, please let me know as well.

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

Cystic Fibrosis WA

Until next time. Michael

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A Warning to Sellers of Cloned Muscle Cars

In the Hemmings Daily Blog a post was published warning Sellers of Cloned Muscle Cars of the consequences of not disclosing the fact that the car they are selling is a “clone” as opposed to the “real thing“.

Although the post is dated 2012, with the demise of production in Australia by General Motors and Ford, it is a very timely warning to potential Buyers of Australian Muscle Cars and to those unscrupulous sellers of cloned or re-birthed classic vehicles.

1969 Ford Falcon XW GT sedan

1969 Ford Falcon XW GT, not the car in question.

In 2011, Judge Clive Wall Q.C. in the District Court of Queensland, ordered Joanne and Geoff De Rome to pay Au$108,394.04, plus costs, to Daniel Sammut, a Sydney-based graphic designer who bought (what was advertised as) a 1969 Ford Falcon XW GT from Mr and Mrs De Rome. Mr Sammut, who apparently was unable to sell the Falcon or bought it back when it was revealed to be a fake, held on to the car and sued the De Romes for breach of contract,

According to the judgement, the De Romes had purchased the car in July 2006 for Au$18,000. In September/October 2007 they advertised it for sale as a matching numbers all-original Falcon XW GT for Au$143,000.

On 1 October 2007, Mr Sammut, who wanted to purchase a genuine 1969 GT XW Ford Falcon, called Mrs De Rome and asked her, “Is it the real thing? Is it a genuine GT?” She said, “Yes, it is.” He asked her if the numbers were matching. She said, “Yes.
He then asked for further details and Mrs De Rome sent him an email on the same day containing detail of the vehicle.

Mr Sammut checked with the Ford Motor Company at Broadmeadows and confirmed the numbers. He also made a finance check and confirmed that there was no money owing to
anyone on the vehicle.

Mr Sammut flew to inspect the Falcon in person (twice; the second time with a friend who was a panel beater to inspect the car for rust), and again checked the Falcon’s VIN against Ford Australia’s records to make sure it was a legitimate car. Once the VIN was confirmed, he negotiated a sale price of Au$90,000 with the De Romes and had the car towed back to Sydney.

In 2009, when Mr Sammut attempted to sell the car, it came to light that the Falcon was not a genuine GT XW 1969 Ford Falcon. According to evidence given by an expert witness the engine number was genuine but had been put on the vehicle. The number didn’t belong to the vehicle. The VIN also did not belong to the vehicle.

According to another expert witness, X-ray examination of the firewall showed that the area around the VIN tag had been cut and welded back together. The evidence was that the vehicle has been re-birthed from a 1970 model XY Falcon, with numbers obtained from a 1969 XW GT vehicle.

The worth of such a vehicle, at the time, was about one-seventh of the value of a genuine vehicle. According to the expert witnesses, which testimony was accepted by the Judge, a non-GT Falcon XW was worth between Au$10,000 and Au$15,000, compared to the then current value of a Falcon XW GT, about Au$65,000 to Au$70,000.

Current prices being asked for genuine Falcon XW GTs apear to be between Au$40,000 to Au$85,000.  GTHOs are priced in the stratosphere and standard XW Falcon 500s are being sold for around Au$20,000, with Utes priced less and Fairmonts more.

The Judge determined that it was likely that the De Romes didn’t know the car was a clone. But they were still held liable.

The De Romes then appealed and the case was set to be heard in the Court of Appeal in Brisbane, however, there was only 30 seconds of action before the appeal was withdrawn and dismissed and everyone left.

This case was one of, if not, the first involving the sale of cloned or re-birthed vehicles. The incidences of this practice can only be expected to increase, so the lesson to be learned to potential buyers of vehicles advertised as “Genuine“, “Authentic” or “Numbers Matching” muscle cars or classic cars, is BE VERY CAREFUL.

As I recommend with the purchase of ANY used vehicle, ALWAYS have a professional Pre-purchase inspection done on the car before giving the Seller any money. If the seller doesn’t want, or allow, you to have such an inspection, I would suggest simply walking away and not looking back, even if the Seller offers you a discount for buying without the inspection!

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

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1969 Citroen DS for US$2,900?

You know how weird…erm, er “quirky”, the French are when it came to designing cars. Think Citroën 2CVCitroën 3CV (Citroën Ami 6), or the propeller driven – 1932 Helicron!.

The French like to think they are creating art icons with each new vehicle but one that has stood the test of time as wonderfully weird, but also beautiful and revolutionary at the same time is the Citroën DS.

The DS set new standards in automobile ride quality, handling, and braking and was known for its aerodynamic futuristic body design and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension. It was also named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine.

In an article in the Barnfinds.com blog, “Jesse” admits to having been “lusting after a Citroen DS for a while now“. He says “it may have something to do with the adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension? Or perhaps it’s the novel removable body panels?

Citroën sold nearly 1.5 million D-series during the model’s 20-year production run. The DS came in third in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, recognizing the world’s most influential auto designs.

What do you think, would you pay the asking price of CAN$2,900 or the $2,550 that the seller finally accepted?

1969-citroen-ds-garage-find-600x373 1969-citroen-ds-interior-600x374

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

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An update on the US Marshal’s auction

You may remember a post I made on 29 July 2014 about David Nicoll, who had bought a number of classic muscle cars with “genuine” Blood Money”.  Nicoll was the president of New Jersey’s Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services and set up a blood test bribery scheme which netted him more than US$100 million in total revenue.

In the Hagerty Weekly News they run through some more details on the specific vehicles that will be auctioned off. Like these 2 amazing vehicles below:

Blood Boss 429 Mustang

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

1969 Yenko Super Camaro 427 COPO

1969 Yenko Super Camaro 427 COPO

For those who don’t know, the Yenko Super Camaro was a modified Chevrolet Camaro prepared by Yenko Chevrolet, under the personal supervision of Don Yenko. The originals were all first-generation Camaros. When the Camaro debuted, a General Motors corporate edict prevented it from carrying an engine larger than a 400 in³ (6.6 L) V8; this put the Camaro at a serious disadvantage to the Ford Mustang, Plymouth Barracuda and the Dodge Dart since neither Ford nor Plymouth/Dodge had a such a limit.

Don Yenko, however, knew there was a market for an ultra powerful Camaro and found ways around the GM limit.

In 1967, the first year of the Yenko Camaro, Don Yenko ordered L-78 equipped SS Camaros and swapped in the Chevrolet Corvette’s L-72 427 in³ (7.0 L) V8. The horsepower was rated at 450 hp (336 kW)

For 1969, the dealership worked with Chevrolet to have the L-72 engines installed on the factory assembly line using a Central Office Production Order, or COPO. The orders included power disc brakes, a 4.10 Positraction rear end with heat treated axle shafts, (to avoid breakage), a Z-28 front anti-sway bar, and a heavy-duty 4-core radiator. Buyers of the car had the option of either the M-21 four speed or the Turbo Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission. A total of 201 cars were sold in 1969, 171 with four speed transmissions and 30 with automatic transmissions.

Yenko rounded out the visual package with front and rear spoilers, a cowl-induction hood, special “Yenko 427” badges, twin stripes down the flanks and hood, (not with all cars however), and the sYc (Yenko Super Car) badge, (again, not with all cars).

According to the Camaro Research Group, standard black interior (code 711) was the only interior ordered by Yenko..

As always, I would ask if you can, please donate to CFWA.

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Until next time. Michael

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This bloke had a REALLY bad day!

Certain things make me laugh; but not all of which make other people laugh. But I think, for any car lover, you can’t really have too much sympathy for this young guy who was probably out doing his best Justin Bieber impression in his new car. (By the way, that is the absolute one and only reference I will ever make about Justin Bieber on this blog, unless he does something even more annoying than his previous brat behaviour and his absolutely HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE music) Photo of Camaro being taken out of pool The following is an article from the newsletter of BoldRide.com, “Modern sports cars are pretty advanced machines. Magnetic ride control, carbon ceramic brakes, electronic limited-slip differentials — all are there to help the driver when he has reached the limits of his skills. But nothing could keep one young driver from ditching a brand-new Camaro ZL1 in a swimming pool. In Northwest Harris County, Texas, someone that is being described as a “younger driver” lost control of his $60,000 (approx. Au$65,000 as at 8.4.14) Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which spun out, skipped the curb and went flying into the pool. The driver was not hurt, save for his pride, and emergency crews needed a large crane to lift the Chevy coupe out of the pool.” The video that was posted on YouTube is here. The Camaro ZL1 features a de-tuned version of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from the ZR1 Corvette. In the ZL1 it makes 580 horsepower (427 kW), sent to the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. It will get from zero to sixty in just 3.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 184 mph. For those interested in the 2014 Camaro ZL1 – I have uploaded an e-brochure here and a spec. sheet here. In comparison, the ZR1 Corvette is powered by a handbuilt 6.2-liter LS9 aluminum block V8 equipped with a 4-lobe Eaton® Twin Vortices Series™ supercharger with intercooler, It delivers an SAE-certified 638 horsepower (469kW) at 6500 rpm and 604 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm. The engine employs lightweight titanium intake valves and connecting rods and contains a high-performance dry-sump oil system, which distributes pressurized oil from an external reservoir to protect vital components under high-g driving conditions. Photo of ZR1 Corvette motor
If anyone wants me to blog on any vehicle or any aspect of motoring, and especially exporting and importing vehicles, please just let me know.
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