Lot 6 plates
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.