Ford Van Model + Reproduction guards + Garage 79 t-shirts - Gearbox 428

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Inside this month's Unique Cars gearbox...

1. Shelby collectable

You know you’ve made it when diecast models are made of your delivery van. Mention the name Shelby and I bet nobody would follow that up with Ford Econoline. But like any other auto parts business Mr Shelby needed vans to move his precious Cobra and Mustang bits about in and naturally it couldn’t be anything other than a Ford. This superb 1:64 diecast 1965 Ford Econoline model is finished in Shelby blue and has opening doors. A must for any Ford fan or car collector. Go to Mustang Motorsport to get yours.

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2. Reproduction front guards


Muscle Car Parts has a huge range of parts, panels and bits and bobs to suit many Australian, American, Japanese and European cars. In fact, name the part and it’s a fair bet they’ll have it in stock. The latest in their extensive range of brand new reproduction parts are Holden Torana LJ GTR front guards. They are ready for mounting and painting and will save you hours of work trying to repair orignal ones. They will also make your resto-ed or damaged T’rana look new again. Check out the full range at


3. Garage 79 t-shirts


From the folk that make the official Motorclassica tees comes their latest creation, the Porsche 911 Safari Men’s Tee shirt (left). Made from beautifully soft 180 GSM 100% cotton, the Safari tee, like all their shirts is pre-shrunk and super comfy with a modern cut. They hold their shape superbly even after a bunch of washes and the double needle bottom hem & sleeves are designed for durability while making you look smart at the same time. There's heaps more in the range, check them out at

4. Petersen views


Heading to LA sometime soon? Forget Disneyland and Universal Studios, the first attraction on your list should be the Petersen Motoring Museum, one of the finest in the world with an amazing, eclectic line up of significant and some almost forgotten vehicles. While you are there don’t forget to lob into the shop and give the credit card a workout. There you will find apparel, diecast models, a range of cards, posters and even works of art. A perfect way to while away a day.


5. Hydraulic Vehicle Positioning Jacks


Anyone who has tried manoeuvring a car with it precariously balanced on a trolley jack knows how difficult, not to mention dangerous, it is. Now thanks to our good friends at Hare and Forbes these Hydraulic Vehicle Positioning Jacks take away the worry. Easy to operate, the twin rollers slide around the tyre and squeeze upward, lifting the tyre off the ground with a few clicks of the pedal and presto, you can position the car without damaging floor or car all by yourself.


6. Bright sparks


Everyone in the racing and engine building caper would know of Performance Ignition Services. They’ve been around since the 60s and at one stage their poster boy was none other than Peter Brock. It was owned by Gown-Hindaugh Automotive, another Brock connection and now it’s in the expert hands of Andrew Makin and his wife Shayne.

Their qualified and skilled team continue the long-held reputation for quality workmanship and products, Performance Ignition has a range of products for all makes and models.


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