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72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 1:03 am
by PULSE



Hey all it's me Pulse. Been away for a while (actually reading just not haven time to reply).


Found this on e-bay tonight and I though somebody would be interested.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1871564519


Does anybody out there know this car or it's owner?? I just checked my lotto ticket and it's not going to be mine good luck to the rest of ya.,.,.


Hey wrinkles it's almost the color of honey!!!!![/font]

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:26 am
by Peter Barton


The body number he gives in the auction starts with JG65. A genuine GT should be a JG66 (coupe) or JG33 (sedan). I think JG65 is just a Falcon 500.


There actually used to be a few pages around with lists of these codes, but the old links I have to them seem to be broken. I've got a page saved here somewhere which gave a rundown of how to decipher the complete JG code down to model type, year/month of the build, and place of manufacture.


Does anyone know where to find any of this stuff online currently? What about other codes - paint codes, model option codes, etc?

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:40 am
by Peter Barton


OK, a good selection of codes can be found here:


http://www.falcongt.com.au/ID.html


A list of option codes would be good to find, but I don't know of such a list being online anywhere. Someone should ask the guy running the auction for the full ID plate info, then with the above page you can see how much of the running gear that's in it now was actually original to the car.

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:57 am
by Peter Barton


VIN: JG655C96666K


Assuming he meant "SC" not "5C" (5 is invalid), it was built in May 76. It is legal to drive a '76 model in California yet?

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 8:35 pm
by Mitch


Peter,


This car and the Monaro are being discussed on the Yahoo Discussion Group. Consensus is it's not a GT, since it's coded for a Falcon 500, not a '72, since XB's came out in '73, and either he's got some bad info, or something's not right. There's others, more qualified than me, from the Yahoo group on this board who can shed some light on the topic. Also, check out the pics. Looks like two different cars, or a repaint went on.


Mitch

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 10:04 pm
by AussieCoupes


Peter it is legal to drive it in Cali if you can get it to pass smog tests. As long as it is 25 years old it is legal. There are 2 levels of law, Federal and State. It passes Federal but there is no way it would pass state without a lot of work. Pre-1973 in Cali do not need to pass smog testing.


Phil

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 10:51 pm
by Peter Barton
Thanks Phil - no doubt these regulations are why this guy has advertised it as a 1972, to give the impression that it's not covered by the smog laws. However the build date on the compliance plate will surely match the 1976 year of the code (unless someone has doctored it) - again, I'd recommend anyone even vaguely thinking of bidding on this to get a photo of the plates before proceeding.

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 11:00 pm
by Peter Barton
Thanks for the info Mitch, I took a look but it looks like no one has any further info there yet either - but some of them have approached the guy, so I would hope they receive a prompt response. Interesting that the guy also has a Monaro for sale, I don't think there are a whole lot of those in the US yet!

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 11:08 pm
by AussieCoupes


Peter,


I know of at least 5 Monaros here in the US. Still no Nightrider car though for some strange reason.


Phil

72 XB GT in Califonia for sale

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 11:32 pm
by Mitch


And who wants to be the bad guy who gets blown up at the beginning of the film?


The price on that 'XBGT' is almost too good to be true, even if it is the beginning bid. Looks like a nice car, though. Figure it as a '76 Falcon 500, but it does have a 351 4 bbl plus goodies. Who knows how original? Out of state buyers may not have to deal with as strict emissions as Calif., so maybe that's why he's letting it go? Mystery cars and owners... There's this one guy in Missouri who has a John Goss Special...


You would not believe the reactions I get to the Gossy. Remember the Steve Martin bit? "Whut the Hell iz that?"


Hey, maybe we should e-mail the owner and ask him to comment personally on the board. He's got a ready made market right here.


Mitch