Point 05

Australian Muscle Car - - Mini Muscle -

It’s V8s all the way as we check out the lat­est mod­els from the top shelf of Aus­tralian mo­tor­sport his­tory.

1975 Sandown 250 Win­ner: Brock/Samp­son Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34

The

1975 Sandown 250 race was im­por­tant in Aus­tralian mo­tor­sport his­tory, given that it was the first-ever where Brock’s car was adorned with the now fa­mous ‘05’ race num­ber. The num­ber was is­sued by the Vic­to­rian Road Safety & Traf­fic Au­thor­ity in recog­ni­tion of Brock’s work in cam­paign­ing for road safety and creat­ing aware­ness of the .05 blood/ al­co­hol limit. The Sandown 250 was also the only race in Brock’s ca­reer where the ‘point’ was fea­tured be­fore the ‘05’. Just re­leased by Biante is this 1:18 scale diecast model of the Gown-Hin­daugh team Torana that Brock drove to the first of seven con­se­cuive Sandown vic­tior­ies. This model forms part of Biante’s Peter Brock Col­lec­tion and is lim­ited to just 1008 pieces. See more at www.biante.com.au or your Biante re­tailer.

1970 Bathurst Ford XW Fal­con GT-HO Phase II

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1970 Bathurst race was to be dom­i­nated by the fac­tory-backed Ford XW Fal­cons. The Ford team wanted to win at any cost, and qual­i­fy­ing saw the fac­tory cars lock out the first three po­si­tions on the grid. They had Fred Gib­son and Barry Se­ton in one car, Bruce McPhee in an­other and Al­lan Mof­fat in a third. The par­ing of Gib­son and Se­ton in #62E brought much ex­pe­ri­ence to the role, both driv­ers hav­ing pre­vi­ously won at the Moun­tain, Se­ton in 1965 and Gib­son in ’67. But alas #62E, run­ning well early in the race, was forced to re­tire with a dif­fer­en­tial prob­lem af­ter 33 laps. Clas­sic Car­lecta­bles’ 1:18 diecast model of the Gib­son/Se­ton Fal­con fea­tures a highly de­tailed in­te­rior with soft rub­ber seats, wo­ven cloth rac­ing har­ness, full dash­board in­stru­men­ta­tion and badg­ing. Un­der the sprung bon­net you’ll find finely moulded hoses and en­gine de­tails. While the chas­sis boasts work­ing leaf-spring sus­pen­sion and steer­ing. The model is lim­ited to 500 pieces. De­tails at www.clas­si­car­lecta­bles.com.au

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