Back in Oz

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac -

of the glam­our cars of Aus­tralia’s long and il­lus­tri­ous Sports Sedan his­tory is back in Aus­tralia. The Peter Fowler-built Mercedes-Chev that wowed fans in the early 1980s in the hands of John Bowe, Brad Jones and Bryan Thom­son was re­turned to Aus­tralia in early 2017 af­ter spend­ing most of its life in New Zealand. New owner Si­mon Pfitzner pur­chased the car from Roger Williams in time for it to run at Mal­lala’s His­toric meet­ing over the AN­ZAC long week­end. The beast looked and sounded su­perb upon its Aussie track re­turn. It sported a six-litre Chev en­gine at Mal­lala rather than the twin-turbo it had un­der its Teu­tonic skin when it helped Thom­son clinch the 1985 Aus­tralian GT Cham­pi­onship. Pfitzner, a lead­ing fig­ure on the His­toric Sports Sedan scene, plans to re­turn the body­work to a form rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Thom­son era. We’d love to see the car in the Mas­ters Blasts ses­sions at the 2017 Mus­cle Car Mas­ters.

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