BP’s origins date back to 1908, when British geologists discovered large deposits of oil in Iran, starting the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC). In 1919 APOC first shipment of fuel landed in Australia, and in 1920 the APOC formed a joint venture with the Government, selling fuel under the Commonwealth Oil Refineries (COR).
The British Petroleum (BP) name was adopted in 1954, and continues to this day. BP has been influential in Australian motorsport, sponsoring drivers and events ranging from Touring Cars, Grand Prix and Land Speed Records.
The ‘Standard’ interior features the highly detailed steering wheel and instrument cluster.
Detailed 149cui engine and surrounding bay looks authentic. The smooth opening of the bonnet is aided by the metal hinges.
The hinged tailgate can be opened, and features retaining cables just like the real car.
Ford XY Falcon Phase III GT-HO 50th Anniversary Gold Livery
Acclaimed as Australia’s ultimate muscle car, the 1971 Ford XY Falcon Phase III GT-HO set a new standard in high performance on the road and race track. Legendary amongst the Ford faithful, the Phase III is also one of the rarest with only 300 ever built.
Late in 1970, Ford replaced the XW range with the new XY range. By the first half of 1971 at GT-HO, the Phase III, was released.
This GT-HO was a true supercar and with a top speed of over 140mph was the fastest four door sedan in the world at the time.
The new XY lacked none of the aggressive look people had come to expect. A functional, as well as decorative, air-cleaner assembly with a scoop protruding through a hole in the bonnet was standard. Ultimately this scoop assembly would become known as a ‘shaker’.
The XY was such a beautifully built car, with awesome power and handling.
Classic Carlectables are proud to present a special Gold Livery Edition of the Ford XY Falcon Phase III GT-HO to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its creation in 1971.
This model in 1:18 scale has been announced and can be preordered now. Preorders close Friday 3rd September and require a phone number.
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Being produced in diecast with opening parts.
The 1973 Bathurst race would test the 17 Toranas facing the starter. The new distance of 1000 km (630 miles not 500 miles) placed extra stress on cars, and regulations now put cars like the Torana in the same class as Falcons and Chargers. Most of the private team Toranas couldn’t keep up with the Falcon’s pace and mechanical failure thinned the field by mid-race.
But the Holden Dealer Team Torana’s used a taller 2.78 to 1 final drive. They could challenge the Falcon of Allan Moffat and did so aggressively. But a pit stop drama meant Peter Brock, sharing with Doug Chivas, placed 2nd.
Colin Bond with Leo Geoghegan as his co-driver drove a faultless race crossing the line in 3rd place. Full credit to HDT!
1:18 Scale Holden VE Commodore SS V-Series – Limited Edition Diecast with Opening Parts
Authentic Collectables are very proud to present the high end sports variant of the VE Commodore, the SS V-Series in Ignition Metallic and Phantom Metallic in model form for the first time which have been scheduled to be produced in 1:18 scale die-cast with fully opening parts and high detail. As with all our releases in 1:18, these models will be produced in an exclusive limited edition with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Preorders close 13th August and a phone number is required.
Holden VE Commodore SS V Ignition Metallic ACD18HVE1A $300