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    Default Australian Safari bvh?

    http://www.pallasauto.co.uk/en/1968-...fari/car-sales

    There can't have been very many of these here in Aust. Apparently an Australian car now in UK, sounds plausible but this must have been a very rare car here and one of a small handful of cars sold in 68.
    Does anyone ever remember seeing this one, or even one in same spec?

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    I know of another, 1968 Safari, in Australia, sadly well past the restorable point and now incomplete.
    Too many years exposed to the elements.

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    Extra points to DS.
    I noted the different clock on the UK pics, your pics show it to have a later digital example.
    The original colour looked better, IMHO.

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    If ever there was a Safari I'd have this would have to be it....

    Twin headlight, early dash, BVH.... Just fabulous....

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    That's a pretty good get, I think they may not be the same car.
    To think that there may still be a 68 bvh safari in Adelaide somewhere. mmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    That's a pretty good get, I think they may not be the same car.
    To think that there may still be a 68 bvh safari in Adelaide somewhere. mmmmm.
    I think that may be wishful thinking Michael, I am leaning more toward DS being on the ball and these two are one and the same.

    There is a pucker in the vinyl backing behind the red stop light on the dash in exactly the same place, the red reflective strip on the underside of the rear bumper, the upholstery appears to be the same - my money is that we have a match...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    That's a pretty good get, I think they may not be the same car.
    To think that there may still be a 68 bvh safari in Adelaide somewhere. mmmmm.
    Dream on Bezza.

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    I have known of only two myself. Both were Wollongong residents when I knew them.

    One belonged to a well known farrier and I wrote an article about it in a Chevrons years ago. AFAIK this car now languishes in a parts collection in northern NSW and was well beyond drivable and restorable years ago. It had a hard working life and was patched many times.

    The other has been referred to on here and is one that I have shown carburettor fire photos from. It used to belong to Gerry Freed and then post fire it changed hands a couple of times after rebuilding and is being re-restored in northern Sydney by an AFer.

    BVH Safaris became very rare when the ruling about a Park position on auto gearboxes came in in the early '70s. Well all BVHs became rare from then!
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    Some neighbours had a Safari in Sydney's north many years ago, but I remember it only vaguely. I never took much interest in it then, saw it a few times and was told it had a hydraulic gear change, It was the later style front with brown/beige paint. I've no idea where it is now, but I'd assume it was a 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    The other has been referred to on here and is one that I have shown carburettor fire photos from. It used to belong to Gerry Freed and then post fire it changed hands a couple of times after rebuilding and is being re-restored in northern Sydney by an AFer.
    Whats an AFer please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss2115 View Post
    Whats an AFer please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Aussie Frogger.
    Thank you.
    Had a concern it was derogatory. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss2115 View Post
    Thank you.
    Had a concern it was derogatory. lol.
    Not at all!

    Although some of us with older cars of any sort could be referred to as "always fixers".
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    Mine was a private import from the UK and not an Aus delivered vehicle. It was assembled from the parts bin at the end of production of the Safari and was not a catalogued version at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    That's a pretty good get, I think they may not be the same car.
    To think that there may still be a 68 bvh safari in Adelaide somewhere. mmmmm.
    Same red stripe under the rear bumper? Pretty likely the same car.

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