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#76 Dr Terry

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 09:53 AM

Bolwell generally 351 Cleveland in my experience. Now I’ll go and wash my potty mouth out.

 

You're thinking of the Mk VIII Bolwell, better known as the Nagari. They had Cleveland V8s, but AFAIK most were 302ci.

 

Bolwell began in 1962, much earlier than Purvis & most cars pre-Nagari were kit cars based on Holden components. 

 

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:14 PM

Roger thatdoc, the nagari


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:22 PM

My brother's old Eureka (cant seem to find any more 'complete' pics). Sat on a 69 beetle floorpan, unusual as it had a flat windscreen. Previous owner converted it to gull-wing doors,

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 04:16 AM

 unusual as it had a flat windscreen. 

 

Flat screen sounds like a Mako a rip off,
 

The genuine Eureka had a curved windscreen.

The Mako was a copy of a Eureka.

 

Someone in WA took a mould off a car and started making fakes back in the 80’s.

 

They tried to pass them off as Eurekas for registration.

 

Some were so poorly made they were extremely dangerous. It is believed there was only around 10 made.



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:49 PM

Sounds about right, I remember the bloke we bought it from said it was made in WA. Seemed to be well made enough though, and was registered and driven for a time before we got it. Even had Eureka badges on it (which I think I still have)...

I know there were other owners that had a lot of difficulty getting replacement windscreens so I quite liked the flat screen on this one!



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

Regarding Bolwells..

Mark 7's had Holden 6's
Mark 8's had Windsor 302's, then swapped to a 351 Clevo when the Falcon did the same.

They were buying motors from GM-H and Ford respectively of course.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 07:04 AM

Regarding Bolwells..

Mark 7's had Holden 6's
Mark 8's had Windsor 302's, then swapped to a 351 Clevo when the Falcon did the same.

They were buying motors from GM-H and Ford respectively of course.

AFAIK the Mk VII was only sold in kit form & not sold fully built by Bolwell. Bolwell wouldn't have purchased that many motors from GM-H, if any.

 

The Mk VIII/Nagari was only ever sold fully built & not available in kit form. From memory most had Aust. built Clevos to help the Aust content % for import duty reasons.

 

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:01 AM

im looking for a bolwell mk 7 if anyone knows of anything .dan

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:43 PM

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 03:33 PM

Watching a car resto show on tv last night and they had bought a Sterling Kit car

 

I watched the same show and the car was also known as a Purvis Eureka which used a vw beetle chassis and engine. They were built in Dandenong Victoria under license.

 

Starting out in life as a British kit car named the ADD Nova, the sports car design was spotted by Aussie Allan Purvis during a trip to Britain in 1971. The holiday quickly became a business trip, as he negotiated licensing production of the sports car back home.

 

He wasn't the only one to do so; the design was exported worldwide. America received its own version, called the Sterling, while South Africa had the Eagle. Sold locally under the banner of Purvis Motors, the kit car was renamed Eureka, paying tribute to the miners that rebelled against the colonial authorities at the Eureka Stockade. Their flag was even adopted as the company's logo.

 

https://www.carsales...-eureka-106501/

 

I also saw that show; Full Custom Garage's Supercar; a Sterling roof, Boxster body and a whole lot of customisation.

 

 

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