Friday, January 20, 2017

B8/25 at the Healey Factory.

1971 BOLWELL NAGARI COUPE
SN:3441 VIN N0:B825 ENG NO:AIE0273

$79,500
(To be sold UN-Registered & with Vic RWC)

BOLWELL'S OWN SHOW CHASSIS

After the success of the kit MK7, Bolwell decided that they needed to produce a factory built model to assure the quality control was kept up to standard. With an all new monocoque fibreglass body fitted to their new Backbone Chassis, Bolwell secured a contract with Ford for the supply of their 302/351 V8's and Toploader gearboxes, bringing to life the Nagari (Aboriginal for Flowing).

Displayed on Bolwell's stand at the Australian International Motor Show, this Nagari's white chassis and chromed suspension were a focal point for the all new model, and drew immense interest to the locally built sports car.

Factory Built and finished in silver this Nagari was delivered new to Dr. Kurt Penzold in 1971. Later in it's life the Coupe was painted Red, and was fitted with bolt on wire wheels.

Professionally repainted in Stunning Silver 2Pack paint, and restored back to original Forged Bolwell Wheels this Nagari has not been highly modified, still running it's original drive line with the addition of a 4BBL Holley Double Pumper to help feed it's incredible performance.

Priced without Reg, Talk to us about Reg, Club or Other Plate Options.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE: 302ci WINDSOR V8
FUEL SYSTEM: 4BBL HOLLEY DOUBLE PUMPER
TRANSMISSION: 4 SPEED FORD TOP LOADER
SUSPENSION: INDEPENDENT FRONT, LIVE REAR
BRAKES: DISC FRONT, DRUM REAR
WHEELS: 14 FACTORY BOLWELL WHEELS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Datsun/Ferrari

Peter V. in Sydney, has just completed a conversion of his 260Z to a 240 GTO lookalike and has done a pretty good job of it.

See this you-tube video :-


and this build post.

http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/australian-cobra-club/111526-250-gto-enemy-within-15.html

With that out of the way, almost, he's looking for another project and wants that project to be a Bolwell Mark 7. If anyone knows of something suitable could they let us know via this blog? Bear in mind, he's a pensioner and not exactly flushed with money so the bigger the project the better.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

One that I missed.

Beven sent me this.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Where are all the Goggos coming from?

They seem to be coming out of the woodwork like old Kombi vans.
This one's been around forever.
But what about these?
They're even getting into a bit of competition.

Although that's not exactly new.
However Colin Will didn't seem to take it all too seriously, lining his ute up in reverse at Coonamia Drags at Pt. Pirie back in the 60s.

The next Gourlay creation.

Finishing touches to the plug for the next Sports sedan body.
You can see the built in flanges for a large diffuser. This new Audi body will be based on the B7 A4 this time and will be all carbon fibre, much lighter than the previous car which has a metal roof and sills.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ferruccio's Lamborghini boat.

I've always loved this photo. The idea of the man himself messing about in a boat fitted with 2 of his V12s because he could sounds pretty hot to me. But this was no ordinary boat it was a Riva.
The Italian Riva speedboat is the Lamborghini of the water.

I discovered some details.... "The iconic Riva Aquarama Lamborghini (hull #278) was registered and delivered on 7 June 1968 to its famous owner Ferruccio Lamborghini. The boat had some specific and unique features. It was the first and only one fitted with 2 Lamborghini engines and it had special side railing for holding onto during waterskiing and record attempts. The engine compartment was modified to fit the engines and a special exhaust was built just to meet Ferruccio's demands. For over 20 years Ferruccio was the owner of this boat until he decided to sell the boat to a close friend in July 1988 named Angelo Merli. Several speedskiiing records were broken and Ferruccio was very passionate about his Riva as part of his lifestyle and exponent of Italian craft and design, maybe just as passionate as he was about his Muira".

Grey stuff - 43.

The Laydown Special.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Justin's Bolly.

This is Justin, doing what he does best. His other talent is racing Australian sports cars in historic events in the UK.
The Milano is now long gone and the ex-Camp, ex-Kusters Nagari...............

 .........is making huge progress in its preparation to be a Cobra GT beater in Justin's hands. Progress like this...
The next step is road registration where the Nagari will be re-acquainted with its old rego number EKP224K.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Barry's Bolly.

Fanatic or madman?
Who else fibreglasses their bonnet hinges in 41 degree heat?

Greg's Bolly.

This bloke doesn't muck around.
Wants to drive it to Easter.
He hasn't given into temptation and hot wired it though. We know he wants to.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Grey stuff - 42

It'd be interesting to know the history of this one.

A nice little lesson from George May.



George has a business called Racecraft on the Gold Coast and a very helpful man.