Datsun T-shirt + BMW models + HSV Monopoly + more - Gearbox 429

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For those who lusted after the wonderful Datsun 1600, 180 SSS hardtop, Fairlady and original 240Z, the team at Burubado has created a range of high quality tee shirts for all Datto enthusiasts. Available in a number of colours the tees feature cool logos and messages. Also available are stripe kits for 180B two door Dattos and authentic reproductions of engine bay stickers to suit a 240K. Check out all the Datto gear at




Heard about Elvis Presley’s 24-karat gold Cadillac or Jean Harlow’s 1931 Green Cadillac Roadster? Read the unique stories of these and many more in Cars of Stars. Author Daniel J. Schmitt’s father, Charles, a Beverly Hills car dealer, sold cars to the likes of Cary Grant, Eva Gabor, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire and Howard Hughes. Many of the cars featured in movies and TV shows as well. It’s chock full of car and celebrity facts, historical stories, and much more.




Want a Beemer but lack the spondoolicks? Next best is this collection of three desirable die-cast BMW models: 1973 BMW 2002 in Golf Yellow with signature BMW grille in black and silver; Red BMW 328 two-seater from the late 1930s to the early 1940s, with bonnet straps and spare wheel on the boot, plus split windscreen; Fast forward to the 1990s for the iconic BMW M3 Coupé, decorated in pristine Mineral White with black masked sunroof and contrasting black interior. All are superbly detailed.




When the last Falcon with a V8 in its snout, a 1982 XE ESP, rolled off the line it was a very sad day for Henry’s Aussie outpost. It was marked with a ‘Last Falcon V8’ banner. Now all Ford fans (or iron lion tragics with a wicked sense of humour) can buy a replica of the famous banner, seen on Thursday 25th November 1982. Perfect for the shed or man cave the faithfully reproduced banner measures 52cm x 230cm. It is printed on heavy duty white PVC with reinforced edges and eyelets fitted.




As well as owning the best collection of Aussie muscle and racing touring cars in Australia, the Bowden family runs car cleaning products business Bowdensown. The Bowdensown Humongous kit has all you need to wash, wax, polish and pamper your car. Not cheap at $664.99 but you save $120 by buying the quality products in a kit. One thing’s for sure, with a bit of elbow grease and all the goodies in the three-buckets that make up the Humongous kit, your car will shine like never before.




Love monopoly? Here’s a version with a twist. HSV Monopoly. We are not sure if you buy components to build a car as you go around the board but for Holden and HSV fans this looks like a barrel of fun. The tokens used are of the most famous HSV vehicles and components produced including sedans, utes and coupes, wheels and steering wheels, early classics and even an HSV gear lever. Wheel and deal for workshops and showrooms with the HSV Monopoly money. Wonder if wee Tom’s face is on the notes?


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