Firebird diecast model + BMW M cap + Escort t-shirt - Gearbox 462

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Inside this month's Unique Cars Gearbox


1. Gimmie a my Firebird


By the late 1960s Chev had the Camaro, Ford the Mustang and Cougar and Pontiac was keen on having a slice of the muscle car action. So in February 1967, it launched the Firebird. Now the Bradford Exchange is offering a 1:18 scale diecast replica of a souped up ‘68 model. It’s made by ACME Trading under licence from GM and it claims the greatest authenticity and detail. A must-have for any muscle car collection. Price $349.95


2. Wash on wax on


The crew at car care specialists Meguiars has developed a hybrid ceramic wash and wax blend in a bottle. It brings together two liquids that claims instant water beading for protection and makes the car a cinch to dry. The shampoo element lifts dirt and grime off the duco while the hybrid ceramic technology gives the cars paint work protection against the harsh Australian elements. It claims a streak-free finish. It’s compatible with Meguiars waxes and paint sealants and costs $50.99.


3. Escort Tee


To celebrate Ford’s Mexico Escort, one of the most highly prized of all limited-edition Scorts, Koolcarz has created this cool tee shirt. It is available in black or white with a regular fit or crew neck in a wide range of sizes. The tees are a 100 per cent cotton and mid weight, so you don’t get hot under the collar. They have neck ribbing, are side seamed, double needle hems and are preshrunk. And the caricature of the Escort with its bulging guards looks fabulous. Snap one up for $30.


4. Soft top


Love BMW M-Sport and racing? Then get online and slap this on your scone and make a statement. Puma has produced this brightly coloured statement cap festooned with BMW Motorsport team car liveries and colourful graphics on a black background. Keeping you cool are mesh vents each side and the cap is adjustable to suit most sizes. Grab one now for $45.00


5. Chilled lion


The brand may be defunct but there still many Holden fans about. And what better way to chin wag about your favourite iron lions than sitting around a Holden bar fridge full of liquid refreshments. This 40-litre fridge has two adjustable shelves and is ideal for the shed or behind the bar. It has the Holden emblem on the font and sides. It has LED lighting and a clear front door. Available through Supercheap auto for $329.


6. Over arm


For those of you tackling a resto or need to rebuild the front suspension of an XK to XM Falcon or a Mustang from 1964 to 66, Rare Spares can help you out. It has just added upper control arms to suit the above-mentioned models to the range and they are priced at $179.95 each. These control arms claim to slip right in and come with instructions on how to tackle the job of fitting them.


From Unique Cars #462, Feb 2022


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