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1980's Giocattolo from Australia. There were only ever 15 of these cars built. A mid-mounted 300HP Holden HSV V8 engine was prep… | automotive rarity | Cars ...
1980's Giocattolo from Australia. There were only ever 15 of these cars built. A mid-mounted 300HP Holden HSV V8 engine was prep…
1988 Giocattolo Coupe by Paul Halstead - This was Todd Wilkes' "Judge" - Twin Turbo Holden 308 V8 producing 850rwhp and limited to 15 psi at Summernats 14, ...
By 1986 Halstead was contemplating the creation of his own Supercar from an Alfa Romeo Sprint, but that naturally called for replacement of the 1.5-litre, ...
... a couple of guys figured that Australia needed a world-class super car. Something more than a massively overpowered chassis from either GM or Ford.
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“We'd ride around on our bikes as kids just trying to spot one,” he says, “We'd hear rumors of where they were going to be.” Overland admits it was a ...
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“We'd ride around on our bikes as kids just trying to spot one,” he says, “We'd hear rumors of where they were going to be.” Overland admits it was a ...
A Holden V8 engine and an Alfa Romeo Sprint were friends for a brief period of time
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See, the eighties being the decade of excess, didn't just apply to wealth, the excess was slathered about everywhere, including car racing.
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“We'd ride around on our bikes as kids just trying to spot one,” he says, “We'd hear rumors of where they were going to be.” Overland admits it was a ...
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PRECISION ENGINEERING: Jason Overland owns a Giocattalo, a rare Australian-built sports car
Tags Alfa Romeo/ Australia/ Giocattolo/ Group B
Top speed is a claimed 260km/h. Which according to anyone who's driven a Giocattolo fast is an attention-getting experience, mainly due to it's claimed ...
... 12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
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It's a unique collision of Italian silhouette, interpreted styling, and race car pragmatism. The understated V8 growl from the rear mutters at passersby as ...
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The color and the styling are so very 1980s; a dab of excess with loud graphics trumpeting its identity to the world.
Meet The Giocattolo Group B: Australia's Unsung Super(car) Hero
A new supercar is brewing, one with the performance and looks to rival a Bugatti
The Australian arm of Alfa Romeo wasn't exactly enamored with the notion of a business remanufacturing its cars at the time and sourcing the V6 engines was ...
Our friends at Unique Cars put one Dave Morley in the driver's seat of one relatively recently, and Morley was pleasantly surprised.
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... 12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
Meet The Giocattolo Group B: Australia's Unsung Super(car) Hero
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder with… well, pretty much every other car on this list after this point, inclusive of the Elfin MS8. Sorry, Simcoe.
Meet The Giocattolo Group B: Australia's Unsung Super(car) Hero
Only 15 Giocattolos were built in the late 1980s.
The 'Ferrari-killing' AJF1 Fusion was meant to be Australia's supercar. That doesn't sound too different from the other meant-to-be members of this list, ...
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1 of 12The Giocattolo Group B combined the best of Australian engines with a compact Italian chassis for a compelling and slightly scary rear-engined racer.
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1980's Giocattolo from Australia. There were only ever 15 of these cars built. A mid-mounted 300HP Holden HSV V8 engine was prep…
You only need to visit a local car show to see the change in what is grabbing attention. (image credit: Survivor Car Australia)
A Holden V8 engine and an Alfa Romeo Sprint were friends for a brief period of time
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Giocattolo Group B - just bought one. Possibly Australia's ultimate supercar. - Australian Ford Forums
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“We couldn't buy bare shells or engines for the cars, we had to buy complete brand new Alfas and strip them down,” says Lock. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given ...
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Back in the early 1980s, Halstead had commissioned Lock to build his sleek, wild-looking Pantera track car for GT/sports sedan racing (with Bartlett ...
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A car that did become a reality, the Bolwell Nagari is still considered one of Australia's great motoring achievements.
See, the eighties being the decade of excess, didn't just apply to wealth, the excess was slathered about everywhere, including car racing.
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12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
... 12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
1 of 12The Giocattolo Group B combined the best of Australian engines with a compact Italian chassis for a compelling and slightly scary rear-engined racer.
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The result was a two-seat mid-engined 220kW (300hp) supercar with a leather interior and Recaro seats that, despite being equipped with little ...
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See, the eighties being the decade of excess, didn't just apply to wealth, the excess was slathered about everywhere, including car racing.
... 12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
The infamous Evan Green article in the Sydney Morning Herald in the 1970s that put an end to '160mph supercars' from Ford, Holden and Chrysler, is ...
7 Supercars That Tried To Challenge The Status Quo
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English car in an Italian suit.
The triumphs are well documented but here are our top 10 rare Australian cars that, for different reasons, never hit the prime time.
Halstead's Giocattolo project was ambitious; he didn't just want to create a crazy fast car, he also wanted it to be sumptuously appointed and for the ...
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... 12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
Halstead's Giocattolo project was ambitious; he didn't just want to create a crazy fast car, he also wanted it to be sumptuously appointed and for the ...
... 12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
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See, the eighties being the decade of excess, didn't just apply to wealth, the excess was slathered about everywhere, including car racing.
Chrysler Australia produced the Chrysler Valiant from 1962 to 1980
... 12 Weirdest cars ever built in Australia
It only has a 351 ci V8? Mate, I want a 427 ci. (image credit: Survivor Car Australia)
A Ford LTD enthusiast was chatting to his neighbour, when she remembered her late husband's car was sitting pretty in one of the sheds on their 250 acre ...
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Halstead's Giocattolo project was ambitious; he didn't just want to create a crazy fast car, he also wanted it to be sumptuously appointed and for the ...
The one major difference, however… … is ...
Looking at the official drawings, it's clear Halstead and his design team were influenced by
For a few thousand dollars this future classic is worth the space in the garage.
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