Classic Carlectables are pleased to announce the next Holden EH Ute. This is the second model in this collection and is based on the iconic brand “Golden Fleece”. Golden Fleece was an Australian brand of petroleum products and service stations operated by H.C. Sleigh and Company. A partnership was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1893 by shipowner and merchant Harold Crofton Sleigh (1867–1933) and manufacturer and shipowner John McIlwraith (1828–1902).
The 1965 Armstrong 500 was the sixth running of the Bathurst 500 touring car race. It was held on 3 October 1965 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. The race was open to Australian assembled or manufactured vehicles and, for the first time, to imported vehicles, of which at least 100 examples and 250 examples respectively had been registered in Australia. Cars competed in four classes based on the purchase price of the vehicle in Australian pounds. Prize money was on offer only for class placings however the Armstrong Trophy was presented to the entrant of the outright winning car, this being the first time in the history of the event that there had been an official award for the outright winner.
The outright winning car was the Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500 entered by Fairfield Motors and driven by Barry Seton and emerging young driver Midge Bosworth.
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The XR GT was developed at Ford’s proving ground You Yang in North Melbourne by Ford engineers in conjunction with Harry Firth, a leading driver and race car preparer. Sales success was assured due to a win at Bathurst in 1967 by Harry Firth and Fred Gibson. The XR GT had well and truly proven itself as a vehicle that offered performance, comfort and safety amongst its features.
Limited edition of only 500 pieces to be made with COA
Highly detailed scale model replica.
Highly detailed interior.
Opening doors, hood and trunk.
In 1985 Australian touring car racing ran under International Group A formula, rather than the indigenous Group C regulations that had been in force since 1973. This led indirectly to the Holden Commodores becoming less competitive against the imported Nissans, Volvos, BMWs and Jaguars.
The 1985 Bathurst 1000 was not one of Brock’s nine wins; it was a race that was always going to prove difficult up against the best Group A cars from Europe. However, the hard-charging Brock, whose progress had twice been interrupted by pit stops to remove a broken windscreen and later to dislodge the rear window, was steadily making inroads on the leading John Goss Jaguar XJ-S. Despite only one win during the season, Brock nearly pulled off an upset podium, but his magnificent drive came to nothing just three laps from the chequered flag, when a timing chain broke while running a strong second.
1985 turned out to be the worst Bathurst result for Holden in history.