owned this Phase 3 since October 2004. At
the time of purchase I already owned an Ultra
White, Black Trim Phase 3 but the opportunity
to buy such a genuine low mileage car was
too good to resist - even if it was another
white car. I've known for sometime that there
was a very low mileage Ultra White Phase 3
in Perth and it was ironic when the opportunity
At the time I purchased it the car had done
22,900 miles. For such a low mileage car it
had 6 previous owners but the full owner history
was known as was the mileage at each changeover
and the purchase price (since the 3rd owner).
The car spent from 1988 till 2004 in Perth
and had 4 owners during this time. The 2nd
owner lived in Bathurst (how fitting) and
owned it from 1978-1988, and was bought new
by a Doctor at Rural Motors in Orange NSW
in June 1971.
Being one of the first 50 made it came with
a close ratio lop loader, 3.50 diff gears,
and 31 spline axels. Factory options were
laminated windscreen, left hand mirror, and
delete exterior wax. The 8 track player was
a dealer fitted option and works perfectly.
It still has many of its consumable items
such as Autolite plug leads, radiator and
heater hoses, fan belt, rear brake shoes,
front brake pads, paper tag on diff.
Its now done 26,500 miles. 2,500 of those
miles were done for the round trip to the
GT Nationals at Ballarat it took out Best
Unrestored Phase 3 and Best Unrestored Car
- overall. I believe these cars are meant
to be driven so there was no way I was going
to have it transported from Qld. For the trip
I removed the original heater and radiator
hoses, and made sure it was 100% mechanically
right, and took along plenty of spare parts.
It didnt miss a beat and there is some good
stories to tell about the trip....