Or, you could have a single, crumpled, mostly green door off a 34-year old Ford Falcon.
To be fair, this isn’t any old crumpled green door we’re talking about. This particular metal hatch is from Dick Johnson’s Greens-Tuf Ford XE Falcon that he famously crashed during the Top 10 Shootout at the 1983 Bathurst 1000 after making contact with the wall at Forrest Elbow.
More than three decades on, the mounted and framed collector’s item went under the hammer at auction, achieving a final sales price of $25,500.
Dick’s door wasn’t the most expensive piece of memorabilia to sell at the event, which also included a selection of Ford Falcon Group C race cars from the collection of John and Craig Harris.
Former race driver Neil Schembri spent more than $800,000 on a pair of XC Falcons.
The boss of Bettergrow, a fertiliser company, had a winning bid of $400,000 for an ex-Bill O’Brien Ford XC Falcon Coupe, and $430,000 for the XC Falcon Hardtop raced by John French and Warwick Brown at the 1978 Bathurst 1000.
An Alan Moffat driven ex-Bob Morris XD Falcon sold for $205,000, while an ex-King George Tavern XE Falcon went for $190,000.
Other highlights included a 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback styled in homage to ‘Eleanor’ from Gone in 60 seconds, which sold for $101,000, and a 1973 Ford XA GT RPO83 attracting a final bid of $131,500.
All up, well over a million dollars’ worth of cars cleared the block, proving the classic car boom is well and truly on in Australia.
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