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Old 08-26-2004, 16:47   #1 (permalink)
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XB GT Bathurst car

i am wondering if i should buy this car, its a genuine bathurst raced XB GT 2 door with only 7000 klms on it, it was modified with a few items but only NOS and roll bar. The car will need paint as the stickers are old and paint has almost attached to stickers.some have been removed and paint has a edge on it
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price is @ AU$ 30,000
so is that over its value or top dollar for it?
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Re: XB GT Bathurst car

if its the genuine race car then that price is pretty good.
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Re: XB GT Bathurst car

any pics?

Does it have a documented history?
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no pics , but i will get some next week, and if i dont buy it i will let u know where this baby sits. cant give away to much, dont want to scooped from under my nose... any idea on things to look 4, i know its got shorter drag links for wide wheels, brake boosters x2 inner gaurd removed ect what about body numbers?
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Re: XB GT Bathurst car

it should be a JG66P(1974) N (1973) what about engine and box code?
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Re: XB GT Bathurst car

Bathurst raced? Which team and who drove it?
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Re: XB GT Bathurst car

still dont know the details, maybe a group (?) car. i will have more details next week.
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Re: XB GT Bathurst car

Let us know, it might be worth considerably more than $30,000. Who knows?
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Re: XB GT Bathurst car

If it raced at Bathurst, then it should have a CAMS logbook detailing its race history.

I don't think XB race cars were anything different from the factory, unlike the XC coupes. Pretty sure they were able to run a watts link in this period, if not it should have a substaintial fabricated roll bar. I also recall the rear leaf spring were narrowed and mounted inboard on the hangers to allow for wider tyres.

Eaxactly what has been done to the innder guards? I can only guess its the panels either side of the shock towers which as far as I can remember wouldn't be allowed. I imagine it would also weaken the front end. Check for any metal removal, possibly in the inner door skins etc.

It should have a detroit locker 9" with disk brakes, if the team was serious it may also have AP calipers on team fabricated adapters. Top loader with twin plate hydraulic clutch and of course a 351. As it was a race car, the engine number isn't necessarily going to match the chassis number. It could also have dual Webers, look for a mechanical tach drive coming off the dizzy too.

All of the more well known racing XB's have been accounted for. I don't know what happend to Carters though, but I suspect it was converted to XC panels/spec, its running gear trainsferred to his XD and I heard the coupe body was found at a dump.
Moffs Project Phoenix XB became Bondies XC in the 77 1/2 finish and later was painted in cobra colours, its still around now in this guise. Moff got a new XB which became an XC (77 winner), then I believe SC Cobra then Federation Falc although I think there is some quesiton mark over this as the bathurst museum supposedly has the 77 winner (which incidentally doesn't have any build plates)
Jim Richards XB was used for a while by DJ after he wrecked the bryan Byrt XB but was well used and I think became a SS.
Not sure what happend to Ron Dicksons 'Big Ears' coupe, but assume it was given XC panels.
Off hand I can't think of much more.

Oh yes, if you get the VIN, you can call Ford and they will give you the build info/options and which dealer it was delivered too. If it was delivered to Bryan Byrt Ford, Brian Wood Ford or possibly McLeod Ford then you may have something to follow up.

Thats enought, I think i've crapped on too much :)
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thanks kieron, today has been one of thoes days, wife completely totlaed the mercedes in a accident caused by a young idiot, then i was reading the paper in hospital and i did a quick dash as i found a 1969 cooper s in the paper so i bought it. and now im waiting like a kid the night b4 xmas to see this coupe. I hope to get to see the xb next week, i know its got a 750 holley or maybe a 780?
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