1972 Fairlane Genuine Cannonball RUN Racer Supercharged 351 INC Engineers Report in Maryborough, VIC
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Car location: Maryborough, VIC, AustraliaSale type: Fixed price listing
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1972 Fairlane Genuine Cannonball RUN Racer Supercharged 351 INC Engineers Report in Maryborough, VIC for sale
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I have quite a few bits of info on the race. including the original matching entrant sticker. I am also waiting on further documents (copies) that will go with it as well.
Theres been a few pics published in Australian Muscle Car magazine over the last few years of this car as well.
Anyway. I havnt driven it for a while. so I figure I probably wont miss it if I sold it. so here it is up for sale.
This car is as original as they come. real 1980's cool.
Its a genuine 351 matching numbers car. with no expense spared back in the early 1980s when it was built.
And I do have an engineers report for EVERY modification listed below. including the 6/71 supercharger and twin holly carbies. so its fully street legal which is very rare in itself.
It did actually compete in the cannonball cup (or cannonball run as it was also called - the cup was the official title) and I have everything to prove it.
I got renowned gearbox guru Paul Rogers to rebuild the extra heavy duty auto box for me about 4 years ago. and its been faultless since.
The engine could do with a really good tune up. as I had to swap the dizzy as it failed about 2 years ago and I havnt tuned it properly since. I have a replacement twin-point dizzy for it that will go with the car for anyone wanting to keep it period correct.
I do have some old dyno sheets showing 450hp at the tyres from the early 80s. so it does have a little bit of get-up and go.
The LSD 9in diff is in great order. as is all suspension and sway bars. Some of them still have stickers on them from over 30 years ago when fitted.
Even the original tyres are still on it and in good condition.
Still has all the original analogue phone. police scanners etc when fitted for the race. These of course no longer work properly as the analog network was shut down years ago now. and police etc all use different frequencies now. but it does still turn on and operate.
Full roll cage with harnesses front and rear.
Aircon is fitted but needs a new belt and re-gas.
Power steering works fine.
The twin Holly carbies have been rebuilt by Matt DeSpirit with boost referencing done. originally ran water injection to prevent detonation which is still fitted but not connected. I will also supply an adapter to place the carbies on top of the blower if you wanted to do it. but keep in mind that would make it unroadworthy and non-compliant but Ive seen many do it and get away with it until you meet an angry cop. But you'll still have the adapter fitted now to put it back again if need be.
Engine fitted with twin alternators and both working.
Actually there has been so many modifications I could be here for hours trying to type them all in. little things like twin fuel pumps. 4 wiper blades on each wiper arm. dual w/screen washers. 5 litre washer bottle in boot. twin batteries. even the tail lights have a hidden switch to turn them off (I guess thats in case the police are chasing you ).
theres a few spares in the boot. including a spare blower belt and hoses.
So whats wrong with it?
Lets he honest here. its ugly. but it was really cool back in its day. It still turns lots of heads today actually. and that unmistakeable blower whine really gets people wondering whats in it.
It has ALOT of inspiration from Mad Max. but its all legal as noted on the 13-odd pages of engineers reports which are included.
The paint is starting to lift on the bonnet in a few places. but that can easily be fixed up.
Theres a small leak coming from one heater hose that I will fix up shortly as its spraying coolant straight onto the dizzy.
Apart from that its in pretty good shape.
Now. where are you going to find something as original as this. with engineers reports for the blower?
I'll answer that for you right now. you will seriously struggle to find anything like it.
If you wanted to build something cool out of it using this as a base car then its ideal as everything is already there. its registered until 6th January next year - yes nearly 12 months rego - and the engineers report is still acceptable as its still the original engine.
It would be nice to see this car go to a collector due to its history. but at the end of the day the owner could do whatever they like.
I may consider partial trade with cash my way. and before anyone asks no I dont want a motorbike. boat. any late model falcon. commodore or jap shit. only a hotrod. classic or muscle cars would be considered.
Any serious questions just ask. but please try and keep the stupid/dumb ones to yourself.
Payment by bank deposit or cash on pickup only. If you must use paypal it will require the additional paypal fees to be paid by you. Help me out and I will do the same in return. They already take a huge chunk in fees.
I will be listing this car once only. again ebay fee's are bad enough so Im not paying multiple listing fees to them. If youre keen then dont think about it too long. Talk to me. I wont bite. Stupid low-ball offers will automatically be declined.
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