Asking $30,000 in 2016, this B8 Brock falcon (numbered 026 of 126) was built by Brock's Austech Developments in 1989 whilst the Brock stepped back from Holden temporarily.
At the time of sale, the following comments were made: As you would expect of Brock's eighth generation (hence the B8 name) of enhanced cars, it was a definitive effort. Brock's eight years of delivering special vehicles with factory back-up showed in the B8's clean factory look. The Brock signature appeared behind each front wheel arch with a stylised logo that reflected a number of EA styling cues and bore an astonishing resemblance to the Tickford wings that were still two years away. Austech's own classic 16-inch alloy wheels were stunning as they looked like a cleaned-up aero version of the Jaguar V12 E-type's slotted wheel and hub cap. The B8 interior had seats based on the originals, something Tickford would do in 1992 with the EBII GT. Although this allowed the B8 seats to retain factory height adjustment and ADR compliance, they looked totally different with contoured side bolsters and separate cushions. Also fitted was a VDO Cruise Control. They were trimmed in a luxury grey cloth with diagonal red stripes across the cushions and separated by a matching Ghia centre console. Rear seats were re-trimmed to match.
Austech also boosted the engine from 139kW to a claimed 164.5kW, helped by an extractor exhaust system with a twin pipe exit and twin catalytic converters which continued as a dual system until the main muffler. Coupled with an upgraded camshaft, engine management tweaks and cold air intake modifications, Austech claimed these improvements also reduced emissions while boosting performance. Testers noted that it was smoother and more refined than the stock engine, always a sign of a professional job. The B8 suspension gained gas dampers, uprated springs, lower ride height and along with some geometry tweaks delivered a significant improvement in handling and a smoother and more controlled ride than standard.
The car was originally sold through Sci Fleet Ford in Ipswich Qld - Build No. 21 of 500 (Actually 21 of 126) - Falcon S Automatic - Monza Red - 239,508km reading on Odometer - Original B8 Wheels - Original B8 Leather Steering Wheel - Original Stereo - Original Motor - Original "Paratus" Grey/Red interior trim - Rear Venetian - VDO Cruise Control - Off the road for 15+ Years in a private collection and then my ownership.
This B8 has had extensive work done, thorough going over of mechanicals including diff service, automatic transmission flush and service, oil and filters done twice, spark plugs, fuel filter, new battery, replacement power steering pump, new belts, cooling system flush, new hoses, new tyres, rocker cover gasket, new lifters, air cond re-gas, roadworthy items such as many front and rear end suspension bushes. (Recepts available). The car is now roadworthy and ready to be driven anywhere! The original steering wheel was re-wrapped in leather, bonnet and some spoilers were re-painted to remove stone chips etc, a brush touch and full detail. Replacement indicator lenses where required and new windscreen fitted.
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