Lot 6 plates

Australian Muscle Car - - Maniac -

If you’re a keen Ford mus­cle car ma­niac you just have to have all the mem­o­ra­bilia – the jack­ets, the hats, the mod­els, that photo with Mof­fat, the piece of trim off Bill Brown’s Fal­con that rolled along the fence at McPhillamy Park – the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. They ll tro­phy cab­i­nets, wall space and stud­ies across the na­tion. But what about the num­ber plate? Huh!? When you have the gen­uine XY HO un­der lock and key in the garage surely it needs some­thing more signi cant than a set of black and white plates with your ini­tials on them.

So, here’s the chance to grab some­thing re­ally spe­cial.

Ex-Lot 6 em­ployee and builder of Al­lan Mof­fat’s Bathurst-win­ning en­gine in 1973, Colin Rus­sell, has a truly unique set of Vic­to­rian num­ber plates up for sale: LOT 006.

These plates were orig­i­nally pur­chased from the au­thor­i­ties in 1973 by an un­known per­son. When Colin bought an XB new in 1974 he went look­ing for the LOT 006 plates but they were not avail­able as they were in use. In 2010 Colin’s son, Craig, was brows­ing through a list of avail­able plates to at­tach to an XA Fal­con which he was up­grad­ing to GT specs and came across the LOT 006 of­fer­ings. Ap­par­ently they had been handed back in and were back on the mar­ket.

Be­cause of his fa­ther’s in­volve­ment at the Ford skunk works from Fe­bru­ary 1971 un­til it was dis­banded by Ford, Craig jumped at the op­por­tu­nity to buy the plates, which he re­tained when he on-sold his XA sev­eral years later. They’ve re­mained in the Rus­sell fam­ily pos­ses­sion un­til to­day, when for fam­ily rea­sons they’ve been deemed to be dis­pos­able, along with all the pa­per­work to go with them.

They are le­git­i­mate plates which can be re­ac­ti­vated as the reg­is­tra­tion for your car via a sim­ple trans­ac­tion with VicRoads.

If they look like the spe­cial some­thing you will need to com­plete your col­lec­tion you can con­tact Colin Rus­sell on 0419 181 136. Tell him AMC sent you.

Bathurst 1989

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