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One of the only things I miss about Australia is the cheap rear wheel drive full sized V8 cars. Even  an Aussie six would be better than most of what is available.

 

Australia used to sell a lot of cars in Thailand before our government signed an FTA with Thailand. It led to about 20% of vehicles on Aussie roads now being Thai made and eventually all the local manufacturers in Australia closing down.

The dopey Aussie government employees obviously were too lazy to read the small print which taxes engines over 2.5 liters which made Aussie made cars too expensive. Maybe the Thais took them down to Nana Plaza to distract them? 
 

Anyway this thread is for Aussie made cars in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

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LOL. What a bunch of ugly old rust buckets!

Is this thread a contest for the ugliest car ever produced.   I'm a classic car enthusiast, but from all pictures I have seen in this thread, almost all of them you would not be allowed to d

Here is a link for that one. I think the people that are knocking the beautiful cars on this thread have never actually driven an Aussie muscle car and likely come from Europe with their little 2 litt

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4 minutes ago, Ralf001 said:

In Australia what is the price for a new rear wheel drive V8 car ?

 

I ask as cheap was mentioned.


I didn’t say new, second hand are cheap as. Cheapest I ever bought was a V8 fairlane for $500

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4 minutes ago, Natai Beach said:


I didn’t say new, second hand are cheap as. Cheapest I ever bought was a V8 fairlane for $500

 

got a link to a roadworthy $500 V8 Fairlane ?

 

I have car friends in Australia and they are moaning the price of 2nd hand cars has skyrocketed over the past few years.

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1 hour ago, Ralf001 said:

In Australia what is the price for a new rear wheel drive V8 car ?

 

I ask as cheap was mentioned.


 

If you read the OP you will see that they don’t make new rear wheel drive V8s in Australia anymore. 
The factories all closed up mate a few years back now.

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4 minutes ago, Natai Beach said:


 

If you read the OP you will see that they don’t make new rear wheel drive V8s in Australia anymore. 
The factories all closed up mate a few years back now.

 

Yeah you already mentioned that............ drunk or dementia ?

 

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Now about them $500 V8 Fairlanes... Ive friends in Aus real keen.

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8 minutes ago, Ralf001 said:

 

Yeah you already mentioned that............ drunk or dementia ?

 

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Now about them $500 V8 Fairlanes... Ive friends in Aus real keen.

Cheapest V8 I could find $2k, 6cyl $1000

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Is this thread a contest for the ugliest car ever produced.

 

I'm a classic car enthusiast, but from all pictures I have seen in this thread, almost all of them you would not be allowed to drop them on my driveway if they were free.

 

Jeez, now I know why Australia doesn't have any car factories any more.

Right there! XU1 photo?? 

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37 minutes ago, Natai Beach said:


 

If you read the OP you will see that they don’t make new rear wheel drive V8s in Australia anymore. 
The factories all closed up mate a few years back now.

Last V8 Commodore built justsold for 1million AUD.

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27 minutes ago, Susco said:

Is this thread a contest for the ugliest car ever produced.

 

I'm a classic car enthusiast, but from all pictures I have seen in this thread, almost all of them you would not be allowed to drop them on my driveway if they were free.

 

Jeez, now I know why Australia doesn't have any car factories any more.

Aren’t a lot of those old cars some sort of partnership with American companies (like GM)?  Where are the Chargers, Camaros and Cudas?  Or did Australia only get the design rejects?

 

GM car exec from the 60s/70s....”Nope...too ugly...send it to Holden”

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