Australian SP250 Archive - Chassis #104452

Body Number

737-2641


Engine Number

97714


Gearbox Number

N/A


Year/Spec

1964/C


PasSPort

Yes


Original Features

Adjustable s/c; toughened windscreen; rear bumper; petrol reserve unit. Now has rack and pinion steering

Notes

This vehicle was purchased by the Australian Federal Police, primarily for patrolling the Monaro Highway between Cooma and Canberra. This purchase started a long Police encounter of using fast cars for the so called "Snow Bunny Patrol". This vehicle averaged 1700 miles/month (20,400 miles/year) until being sold in 1968. From 1968 to 1981, the vehicle had changed hands 4 or 5 times. When the vehicle was purchased in 1984 it was in a very poor state of repair and showing 30,480 on the odometer. The engine was blowing blue and black smoke and the gearbox had two forward gears, the interior and exterior was in a poor state of repair. The vehicle was to be overhauled as a road going restoration project and has average 1500 miles/year. The car was used by the Walton family to travel extensively throughout Australia: (NSW/WA/VIC/WA/NSW - Sydney/Nowra/Newcastle/Katoomba/Canberra/Albury/Melbourne/Geelong/Mornington Peninsulas/Phillip Island/Perth/Freemantle/Albany/Pemberton/Geraldton etc.)

Image

104452.jpg

Updated

17/09/2013


Delivery

07/10/1964


Country

Australia


Distributor

Brysons Motors Ref 95259

Drive

RHD


Colour

Maroon now White


Trim

Grey now Green


Modifications

Rack & Pinion Steering

Known History

 
Acquired No. Owner Reg State Miles Colour Trim Drive
23/12/1964 1 AD ZIS 600 ACT 0 Grey Grey RHD
Modified for Federal Police Work, reg was 62 830
08/02/1968 2 DL   NSW 22097 Grey Grey RHD
1970? 3 CM   NSW   Grey Grey RHD
1973? 4 RS EGH 948 NSW   Black Red/Blue RHD
Oct 1974 5 MS       Light Blue Red/Blue RHD
1981 6 TV KZS 866 NSW   Dark Blue Red/Blue RHD
April 1984 7 MW 9MK 010 WA 30480 White (Pearl) Sky Blue RHD
OCB 078 - NSW, FGH 234 - VIC, TRV 447 - NSW
August 2008 8 GS DDD 64 QLD 33300 White Green RHD