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14-12-06, 10:08 PM
Here's a few low quality pics of my Bolwell Mark 7. It's '69 model that I have owned since 2000.
Basic specs are:
steel back-bone chassis like a Lotus Elan
Yella Terra Head
triple 45mm side draft Dellortos
Celica 5 speed box
UC Torana front end
Jag walnut dash and instruments
Cream leather interior
It's quite quick in a straight line as it doesn't weigh much. It stops well also, but it handles as you would expect a 1960's Australian made kit car would.
It currently is laid up with a dead fuel pump, and an electrical gremlin that looks like it will be my Christmas project sorting out.
Oh wow that's a nice piece of history there!
Any plans on doing anything else to the engine? How does she go?
Hope you get your issues sorted soon!
Just like an English car, but without the charm.
You really are a masochist, aren't you Glen? :P
Seriously, sounds great. Can't wait to get up to BrisVegas sometime and catch up. And talk about cars 'n' stuff.
14-12-06, 10:27 PM
15-12-06, 05:55 AM
Nuthin like twin pipes on a holden 6 :D
Love the Bolwells. Not to own though, just to look at :D
That a rare bit of gear you've got there - nice.
Always liked the bolwell's, apparently they've started up again & are making some real flash weapon, don't know much about the new ones though.
15-12-06, 07:53 AM
Nuthin like twin pipes on a holden 6 :D
The last owner had a fairly big restoration done to it by a guy who restores Jags for a living. I think they were trying to go for an E-Type look with the pipes.
15-12-06, 08:25 AM
What kind of price are those things fetching at the moment?
15-12-06, 09:07 AM
It depends on how it was built. They vary quite a lot in the level of preparation and presentation. A good Mark 7 would be mid $20k. They made about 400 Mark 7 kits so there's still a few of them out there. It also depends what you want. Some of them have been very heavily modified with engine transplants and body kits. Usually the heavily modified ones are worth less though are they aren't collectible anymore.
The most desirable Bollies are the Nagaris, powered with either a 302 or 351. From memory they only made 120 or so of these, and 13 of those were convertibles. They go for $40-$50k.
15-12-06, 09:16 AM
My uncle has an "original condition"* bolwell that was delivered with the 302W. Dunno what series it is.
edit: it's a nagari.
*original paint, original tyres, basically desperately in need of a full restoration.
looks really hard to get in and out of
15-12-06, 01:44 PM
It is quite low. 60's sports cars and practicality are never spoken about in the same sentence.
Here's another example. See the photo of the rear of the car. That's not a hatch and you can't open it. You have to pass your luggage over the back of the seats to put in the boot.
Cool. Good mate of mine had grey a Nagari Spyder with white Simmons for many years. You might recall the car. I haven't seen one on wires before. Those cut outs in the nose (reminisant of the 250 GTO), are they original?
15-12-06, 03:34 PM
An original Mark 7 doesn't have the GTO vents in the front. They were in it when I bought it, but I think they look quite good on it.
I can't believe the rear isn't a hatch! Very sexy car, I lust after 60's sports cars but sadly cannot afford one yet..
What does the car weigh? I magine being glass bodied it'd be sub 900kg?
saw a beautiful burgundy bw Nagari at baskerville raceway in tassie, twas a v8 .
Good looker for a kit type design, does it do skids?
16-12-06, 07:53 PM
It's about 900kg all up. It was a single spinner when I got it, but now has an LSD. It's only a Banjo diff, so I don't reckon it would stand up to too much punishment.
Being an SEQ Bolwell fan do you know George May?
18-12-06, 08:54 PM
I actually haven't met many of the local Bolwell guys. They have organised some BBQ's and stuff in the past, but it never really interested me.
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