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  • Find a collectable car in Aust under 5 grand challenge.

    Gday team,

    I will leave the old holden boys to play with there toys so we can give this one a crack if you are keen.

    In true top gear style, the challenge is set - very simple rules:

    Try + find/buy a collectable/unique classic car (cut off is 1980 to make it harder) under $5000 bucks.

    Show us all what you've seen or what you got in the shed that you really paid less than 5 grand for.
    no bullsh*t as we all know what cars cost these days....

    Must be licd + driveable - no dodgey half arsed projects - must able to drive on any Aust road today.

    Lets see who the king of vintage car bargains really is!!!!!

    P.S - my example is Gumtree Perth - 1980 Ford Escort 4 dr - $4,500 ono - full lic - mtr runs.

  • #2
    Here's my 71 jag xj6 with a warm 308/trimatic when i bought it about 6 or 7 years ago. Paid $2500, drove her for 6 months or so then parked her to do a tidy up. Had a kid and the jag got pushed to the side. She got booted from the carport a year or two ago and now she looks real shabby, runs beautiful. A few weekends with the welder and fresh paint she'll be good to go. If only i had the time.
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    • #3
      nice rig moto - I had a look at them this morning - a couple of stock units for 5k on perth dumtree.

      saw some with the trusty 350 chev but 308 red mtr would be a nice cruiser - at 7k price point.

      bugger all collectables for 5k - I did see a nice blue TE Cortina for 4k.

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      • #4
        My last VW bug is a definite collectable. 1968 (which was the first year they released them) stickshift auto (semi automatic) beetle. Similar to a z50 or postie, no clutch but manual gearshift, only 3 speeds plus reverse but you could go from 0 to around 80kmh in the mid range gear, you touch the gear lever and the clutch goes in with a vacuum actuated ram, then drives through a torque converter powered by a pump piggybacked off the stock oil pump on the motor, very hard to find a good running one and many have been changed to manual or had the IRS floor pans harvested for buggies.

        The price - running, registered for just under 6 months and roadworthy $2600. Then he gives me the trailer load of spares including 3 gearboxes, full sets of auto engine hardware and a folder with just about every receipt for the car from new, original glovebox manual and even every 1968 sales brochure that was published for the model. So I think that qualifies as its close to half the budget.

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        • #5
          From this unregistered and dusty but original V8 Premier ....




          To this for bang on $5000!



          As the saying goes... "I was kissed on the d*ck by an angel"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kombi View Post
            My last VW bug is a definite collectable. 1968 (which was the first year they released them) stickshift auto (semi automatic) beetle. Similar to a z50 or postie, no clutch but manual gearshift, only 3 speeds plus reverse but you could go from 0 to around 80kmh in the mid range gear, you touch the gear lever and the clutch goes in with a vacuum actuated ram, then drives through a torque converter powered by a pump piggybacked off the stock oil pump on the motor, very hard to find a good running one and many have been changed to manual or had the IRS floor pans harvested for buggies.

            The price - running, registered for just under 6 months and roadworthy $2600. Then he gives me the trailer load of spares including 3 gearboxes, full sets of auto engine hardware and a folder with just about every receipt for the car from new, original glovebox manual and even every 1968 sales brochure that was published for the model. So I think that qualifies as its close to half the budget.

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            top model ..
            sought after irs rear end , with torsion bar front ,, disc brakes .

            yeah i have a vw thing ,,, 7 of them so far .
            its engine oil madge ,,,
            Your soaking in it ,,!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Big G View Post
              From this unregistered and dusty but original V8 Premier ....




              To this for bang on $5000!



              As the saying goes... "I was kissed on the d*ck by an angel"
              hahahah ,,,
              on a stock car trailer ,,,, and still level with the roof ,,,,
              ya lanky freak ..
              its engine oil madge ,,,
              Your soaking in it ,,!!

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              • #8
                Dont mess with me Dex!

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                • #9
                  Hahaha ,,!
                  its engine oil madge ,,,
                  Your soaking in it ,,!!

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                  • #10
                    shoot kombi - ya done good there man - I had thoughts of a herbie faker - it will still turn heads.
                    top knowledge there - had no idea about semi auto herbies - man they would be rare as rocking
                    horse poo. cant beat air cooled power in the rear.

                    I missed a 1962 Ford 105E Anglia a month ago - $2500 she went for - found the guy who
                    bought it - he lost his job a week after buying it - I asked how much he wants - he tells me 3 grand.
                    I tell him to f off - time to move on.....

                    I just keep lookin every night for a vintage collectable bargain - nothing but fresh air on toast
                    on dumtree WA - gotta talk to people who talk to other people etc......

                    pity my suzi mighty boy is 1985 - challenge is before 1980 - it owes me 2 grand.....

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                    • #11
                      big g - full tas lic + drivable right now for 5 grand??
                      bargain if this is fair dinkum.....

                      dex - a vw collector too??
                      youre an interesting chap......

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by G Man View Post
                        shoot kombi - ya done good there man - I had thoughts of a herbie faker - it will still turn heads.
                        top knowledge there - had no idea about semi auto herbies - man they would be rare as rocking
                        horse poo. cant beat air cooled power in the rear.

                        I missed a 1962 Ford 105E Anglia a month ago - $2500 she went for - found the guy who
                        bought it - he lost his job a week after buying it - I asked how much he wants - he tells me 3 grand.
                        I tell him to f off - time to move on.....

                        I just keep lookin every night for a vintage collectable bargain - nothing but fresh air on toast
                        on dumtree WA - gotta talk to people who talk to other people etc......

                        pity my suzi mighty boy is 1985 - challenge is before 1980 - it owes me 2 grand.....
                        gav, do you remember the mtt buses in Perth in the 70's ? Sounds like the same gearbox set up as vw

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                        • #13
                          yes mate I remember them well - I caught one to + from school for 6 yrs straight.

                          then the crazy dude on the 10 spd racer use to follow us up beaufort st - wolfman or caveman??
                          Adrian is his real name - everybody in Perth knows who he is. I still see him on that f n bike from
                          time to time - he looks the same - pedals that bike real quick with no shoes or slippers.

                          we use to stick our head out the window and scream at him - then he scream back at us twice
                          as loud - then he speed up on his bike to catch the bus - us kids use to sh*t ourselves in case
                          he caught that green + white MTT bus.....

                          enough of that - yes the bus driver use to take his foot of the gas, shift into a neutral spot for
                          a second, then back into the next gear - how do I know this stuff - cause I sit in the first bus
                          seat - not cool to even go half way down let alone the back of the bus - no chance for little gav.

                          they were a Leyland bus if I remember??

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by G Man View Post
                            yes mate I remember them well - I caught one to + from school for 6 yrs straight.

                            then the crazy dude on the 10 spd racer use to follow us up beaufort st - wolfman or caveman??
                            Adrian is his real name - everybody in Perth knows who he is. I still see him on that f n bike from
                            time to time - he looks the same - pedals that bike real quick with no shoes or slippers.

                            we use to stick our head out the window and scream at him - then he scream back at us twice
                            as loud - then he speed up on his bike to catch the bus - us kids use to sh*t ourselves in case
                            he caught that green + white MTT bus.....

                            enough of that - yes the bus driver use to take his foot of the gas, shift into a neutral spot for
                            a second, then back into the next gear - how do I know this stuff - cause I sit in the first bus
                            seat - not cool to even go half way down let alone the back of the bus - no chance for little gav.

                            they were a Leyland bus if I remember??
                            funny story, I remember him well.
                            Yes, Leyland they were. I'd like to pick one up for under 5k todayimage.jpg

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                            • #15
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                              How about my mini? $1000 purchase plus $300 for RWC and rego. 1100cc with some mods.
                              Z50J, Z50R, YB100, CB250RS, GSXR600

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