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Old 01-18-2006, 23:46   #1 (permalink)
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Help finding XB-XC hardtop

Hello evry1

to put it short I WANT 1. i've been looking for a while at these great cars but they are hard to find and nearly impossible in the specs i need it has to be a 6cyl (250ci) becoz of the new P plater leglislation and preferably an auto. can you all keep your eyes out for 1 in ok condition that could pass a RWC. matching numbers isn't realy a problem and i would be looking at keeping the car for decades if not forever.
I live around 1hr inland from sydney
if any of you know, hear or see 1 like this could you please tell me

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Old 01-19-2006, 13:56   #2 (permalink)
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How new is this legislation? I got the impression you could go up to a 302 on a P Plate? (it's a power to weight ratio thing rather than engine size alone) and then it's even very hard to distinguish a 302 from a 351 without delving into the engine itself
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Hello evry1

to put it short I WANT 1. i've been looking for a while at these great cars but they are hard to find and nearly impossible in the specs i need it has to be a 6cyl (250ci) becoz of the new P plater leglislation and preferably an auto. can you all keep your eyes out for 1 in ok condition that could pass a RWC. matching numbers isn't realy a problem and i would be looking at keeping the car for decades if not forever.
I live around 1hr inland from sydney
if any of you know, hear or see 1 like this could you please tell me

Thanks.Nick
You will need to regualry search in a range of places for something that specific:

Ebay
Carpoint
Carsales
TradingPost Autos
Unique Cars
Bennets Auctions
etc.............

It's a hard slog, but well worth it if and when you get what your after. Otherwise, broaden your scope. Seeing as you want something for the long term, why not get a V8 project to work on until your off your P's. Just a thought.

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Old 01-19-2006, 14:13   #4 (permalink)
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How new is this legislation? I got the impression you could go up to a 302 on a P Plate? (it's a power to weight ratio thing rather than engine size alone) and then it's even very hard to distinguish a 302 from a 351 without delving into the engine itself

The legislation is pretty misguided. Can't drive something modern with the latest and best safety gear if it power/weight is too high, but can get out there in some rusting 80's sh#tbox 4 cyl that has been passed for rego by a mate in the business..... When I look back at what I used to get up to in my 73 Escort 1300 4sp, and the safety features of that car, it makes a mockery of the legislation!
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yeh the legislation is just no V8's (damnit), no super or turbo chargers unless on a diesel but seriously who wants a diesel. and no high performance 6cyl which if i can rememba is just no porsche. i think u can even have an e-49 charger which is a 265ci 6cyl that gives out like 300hp but i prefer XB-XC hardtops
yeah a V8 project would be good could keep me occupied. but i couldn't stand having such a great car and not driving it heaps

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The legislation is pretty misguided. Can't drive something modern with the latest and best safety gear if it power/weight is too high, but can get out there in some rusting 80's sh#tbox 4 cyl that has been passed for rego by a mate in the business..... When I look back at what I used to get up to in my 73 Escort 1300 4sp, and the safety features of that car, it makes a mockery of the legislation!
Indeedy, always gets me frowning when you see an immaculate Skyline pulled over to the side of the road with a copper inspecting the engine bay with scorn while four unroadworthy trucks creak on by in a hail of smoke.
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In victoria theres both an engine capacity to weight ratio, and power to weight ratio, if your car falls outside either, it's a no go.
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:35   #8 (permalink)
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Here ya go:

http://www.carsales.com.au/pls/carsales/!cs_content.private_vehicle?vehicle_id=2828581&current_rec=1&used_rec=0&total_rec=14&sort_type=&tota l_rec=14&sort_type=&make_id=6&model_id=17&state_id=-1&search_distance=25&year_min=1972&year_max=1979

Pretty smic. What's your budget?

Can't seem to make the above site a direct link. Just copy into web address....
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