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Lloyds auctioning four Group C touring cars

By Chris Thompson, 25 Jul 2017 News

Ford Everlast Group C touring car

Lloyds online auction packed full of Aussie racing history and memorabilia

A handful of Group C racing cars from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s have made their way into a Lloyds online action.

Alongside the Group C cars are a few road-going classics and a plethora of motorsport memorabilia.

The oldest of the Group C cars, a 1977 Falcon XC raced by Jim Richards and Dick Johnson, with Lloyds listing the car as having raced up until 1978. Bidding is currently at $105,888.

1977 Ford Falcon XC“Richards received this car as a rolling chassis from Ford to build into his 1977 car which he did running in Melfords livery, most notably to third place at the final round of the ATCC at Phillip Island,” the listing says.

It has the original CAMS log book and certificate, so future owners will have verification of this claim.

Another XC on the block, a ’78 model, is said to be the third car in Moffat’s team arsenal. It’s already cracked the $110K mark, with an extra $1,000 on top of that.

It also comes with CAMS log and certificate, though Lloyds indicates its history is not completely documented.

The next-‘newest’ car on the list from Lloyds is a 1980 XD sedan, with an extensive racing history running into the ‘90s.

1980 Ford XD Sedan raced at BathurstBob Morris and Bill O'Brien raced this car in 1980 at Bathurst, though it’s also said to have been Moffat’s steer for a brief period during the race. The car did not finish the race.

An XE Falcon that has clocked up $62,000 in bids so far also graces the auction, complete with King George Tavern livery.

It was built to replace the Falcon shared by Joe Moore and pioneering female racer Christine Gibson, though this car is not intrinsically linked to her exploits.

Alongside the Group C cars is a particularly special road-going car, also a Ford. It’s an XA Falcon GT RPO83, which has only racked up $73,500 in bids so far.

The manual RPO83, in Wild Violet, has only travelled 90,000 miles (144,810km) since it was built in 1973.

With a rating of 246kW/515Nm from the 5.8-litre V8, this thing was a weapon a step above most at the time. Only 129 sedans were built, and only 11 in Wild Violet.