Mus­cle trans­fers

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac -

An ea­gle-eyed AMC reader spotted this clas­sic de­cal (also known as a trans­fer) listed on eBay with a buy-it-now price of $30. The Mighty Saints trans­fer (that’s St Kilda for those who don’t fol­low the AFL) fea­tures an Ed Roth-style cartoon of a Holden Monaro.

It was part of the Ad­mi­ral Foot­ball Trans­fer se­ries pro­duced in the late 1960s. Dif­fer­ent cars were used for each VFL team and a sep­a­rate se­ries was pro­duced for the NSW Rugby League teams. These were de­signed to be fixed on the rear win­dow of your car.

The trans­fer was listed by Gar­den­vale Col­lecta­bles in Mel­bourne, a shop that spe­cialises in sports me­mora­bilia. Owner Mario Lo’Po says that Ad­mi­ral trans­fers have pre­vi­ously sold for up to $60 each be­fore a large stock­pile was found in an old toy shop. Ac­cord­ing to the laws of sup­ply and de­mand their value has since dropped.

Saints fans who drive Monaros, or vice versa, should phone Mario, on (03) 9596 0211 and see if this Saints trans­fer has al­ready been snapped up. He has other ex­am­ples for other teams, in­clud­ing one for The Rab­bitohs.

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