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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:21 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^ Same car ??????????


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HDT L34 Rally car



Love the Tassy number Plate on the HDT Beast,they must of drove it in Tassy at some stage,i Guess to S/Plains as a HDT Race car

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:33 PM

That car is for sale at the moment at Chris Bowdens place in Sydney.
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:37 PM

That car is for sale at the moment at Chris Bowdens place in Sydney.
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Does anyone know the Tassy history on it Rory

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 10:36 PM

Gday Folks
I was looking around a few weeks ago and came across the rally articles. I owned this car many years ago. It was Ed Mulligans and then was sold to Brian Callahan who raced the car at oran park a couple of times. It was sold again to Ken who lived in Glenbrook NSW. I bought the car in full race trim in about 1981. I wenr to see brian and grabbed a bunch more spares. It had all the standard gear and the also the race trim. I rebuilt the car, resprayed it salamanca red. I sold it in 1984 to buy my house. It had just 7,000km on the clock when I sold it. I later sold the spares to the next owner and gave him the photos so he might have them copied. The rally photo I obtained from Ed Mulligan it is a beauty. That is the one on the forum. I contacted the owner some time later and yes the car was stollen. He was without the car for a few years. One day he was driving past a car yard in liverpool and noticed the car on the lot. He called the police and the car was impounded while the true owner was determined. He did eventually get the car back. Not sure what happened after that. This car was a very nice one. It still had the race engine but I had to remove the cam and detune it for registration. I did drive it with the fresh race engine very strong between 3,000 and 7,000 revs. Where is it now? If any one knows or want to know more please post and I will fill in the gaps if I can. Regards
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The car you are talking about is in NSW

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:32 PM

Does anyone know the Tassy history on it Rory



the history is in the link Chris provided. Dave White from Channel 10 owns the car I met him in 96 at the Targa and we had a good chat about it at the time. Dave still had all the original gear from the car at the time.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:42 PM

Found this add in an old motor manual and thought I'd
add it here..
September 1975
rego IAP 317
Would this be the same dealer team car ?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:03 PM

Hi All, IAP 317 is the same car Harry drove Colin to the 75 Man Champ at Philip Island [back up car for the two L34's trailered down]. Theres a great shot of it going over the San Remo bridge in the "SLR 5000" dvd.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:54 PM

car was sold again not long ago, believe its getting more horsepower if your talking about the Callahan car
this is what it looked like up till a few months ago, not sure if its changing, and it still has all the log books

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

Hi All, IAP 317 is the same car Harry drove Colin to the 75 Man Champ at Philip Island [back up car for the two L34's trailered down]. Theres a great shot of it going over the San Remo bridge in the "SLR 5000" dvd.


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:31 PM

Brilliant car

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:20 AM

highly interested in the suspension set ups for this car!

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:20 AM

Hi Im new to the board. I was looking through google images and found pics of the Colin Bond L34 rally car which led me here. Yes I read all the posts and know how old they are but thought i may be able to answer some questions posted about this car.

 

The back on shot of the Marlboro coloured L34 on page 1 is most definitely the ex HDT Rally car raced by Colin Bond at the time of this pic my father was the navigator in this pic and the owner was David Thompson ( tommo ) of Devonport Tasmania. 

David owned and raced the L34 for many years in the tasmanian state forests series around the 80's and sponsorship was by Speedy Tyres and Yokohama.

After many DNF's in this time it was decided to replace the M21 with a super T10 and the sulsbury with a 9" .

 

In the late 80's the car got a full respray and was painted red with reflective yellow signage ( I have pics somewhere ) and still run the same sponsorship.

Around this time my father purchased the car of David Thompson ( swaped a 2 door green 308 LJ Torana for it ) And ran it for a couple more years with Andrew Lawson driving and him still navigating. ( I worked on the crew but was only a school kid back then )

 

The car was eventually retired from comp and lived in our shed for around 4 years only being driven around occasionally because it ran on avgas and was a pain always having to get drums.

 

Yes the car was sold to David White as mentioned in a previous post and it still HAD the original engine in it.  

DW repainted the car white, lowered the suspunsion and put a side pipe on it and ran it in Targa Tasmania for many years.

If your looking for pics of it ? i could only find 1 on google.

 

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and as you can see it was drastically modified from when we had it back in the early 90's

 

As far as ive been told David still owns the car and its now in SA being restored back to HDT Colin Bond colors 

 

If you would like any more info on the history of this L34 just ask 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 12:32 PM

The Bowden's had it for sale, there is a video of it on You tube where they are trying to Sell it. HDT L34 Torana is the video name on You tube.



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 02:14 AM

Found these ads today for the Mulligan/ Callaghan car today. From memory I think it was about the late '80s.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

Found another one. Same colour, but definitely not the Ed Mulligan car.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:17 PM

i used to go on volunteer control duties with my dad and mum when i was a kid

i think part of the light car club of w.a

don,t quote me

way way out in the middle of bum f#ck nowhere

or so it seemed as a kid

my best memories were the massive campfire that we would have

until

i heard this car coming for the longest time

seemed like it was cumming from nsw wherever the frock that was

but when it arrived at the control point

maybe 1 am

i was in awe

a beautiful dirty brown L34

and when it left the control point

oh what a noise

think it was shepherd

could be wrong

remember the car and the noise not the driver

god dammit he drove it hard

loved it and still remember it 4o odd years later



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:47 AM

Found this in an old magazine.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

So this is the David White car? I only ask because of the differing paint job.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:41 AM

I'll stick this up to replace the photo that has disappeared from the opening post.

 

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And then there is this one.

 

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