SPECTACULAR RHD 350 CHEV WARM V8
MARK I PERENTTI
*AUSTRALIAN MADE RARE ICONIC COLLECTIBLE MUSCLE CAR* *DRIVES & SOUNDS INCREDIBLE*
Ph Brett 0409 478 187
*SUPERB CONDITION INSIDE, OUTSIDE & MECHANICALLY-this car is the best example of these we have ever seen!
*LESS THAN 13,000 km ON ENTIRE CAR SINCE IT WAS BUILT
*RECENTLY REBUILT WARM CHEV 350V8 WITH TONS EXTRAS incl 9inch Diff, Holley 4 barrel double pumper, Fuelie Heads etc (see below)
*RARE AUSTRALIAN MADE V8 COUPE—semi production Australian designed & built muscle car built on the Holden HJ chassis.
*MODELLED ON the ICONIC C3 CORVETTE BUT WITH HUGE ADVANTAGES of far superior handling & suspension, with added design features of a boot and optional rear seats.
*FULL TWIN 2 1/2 IN EXHAUST with extractors
*4 WHEEL POWER DISC BRAKES with Drilled and slotted rear brakes
*RIGHT HAND DRIVE
*STARTS, RUNS & DRIVES BRILLIANTLY– see videos from our facebook group page. The extra horsepower in this lightweight setup with fantastic handling makes it an exceptionally awesome drive.
*SOUNDS AWESOME– this beast has great mean carby V8 rumble.
*NO RUST in metal parts. Body extremely straight and in fantastic condition
*QUALITY BUILD DONE RECENTLY IN 2015, car from mid 80’s.
*STUNNING ENGINE BAY– tons detail and no leaks seen
*NOTHING TO DO FOR REGO that I am aware of.
*FULLY ROAD REGISTERED IN AUST SINCE 2015
*INCREDIBLE INVESTMENT - AUSTRALIAN MADE V8 COUPE that’s part of Australia's motoring history as a semi production Australian Muscle car AND SUPER RARE - 1 of 97 Perenttis AND ONLY 1 OF 25 Mark 1 Perentti’s.
*PROVEN EXCEPTIONALLY RELIABLE- PERFECT WEEKEND CRUISER/DAILY DRIVER – proven reliability over several big interstate drives, awesome fun to drive with extra horsepower and luxuries of power steering, disc brakes, as well as a Boot & the Room for rear seats/luggage if desired, unlike a corvette.
*SPECTACULAR GUARANTEED HEADTURNER. It is not a showcar as the paint, although making an incredible impression, has alot of small imperfections throughout. This car is an incredible looking and standout daily driver/club cruiser.
*THIS CAR WAS THE STAR FEATURE IN "AUSTRALIAN MUSCLE CAR MAGAZINE’S" MAJOR 10 PAGE PERENTTI ARTICLE – double page photo at start of the article and on almost every page after.
*MASSIVE AMOUNT OF ORIGINAL PAPERWORK AND HISTORY INCLUDED WITH THIS CAR from engineering specs, Perentti build manual, engineer and compliance certificate to the Australian Muscle car magazine featuring this vehicle etc
ONLY PRICED SO WELL AS I NEED to sell fast to fund my other projects. This extreme sports muscle car just oozes style and attracts more attention than almost any other car. I would love to keep it but I need the cash and the room.
Ph Brett 0409 478187
**FULL CONDITION DETAILS, VIDEOS & TONS PHOTOS BELOW**
This car is an outstanding investment for the future– rare, unique and as an Australian made V8 coupe it is has gone thru the roof in desirability and rarity.
“With the body of a corvette and the heart of a holden” Australian muscle car magazine, the Perentti was a limited commercially produced Australian car with only 97 made, and only 25 Mark I with T Tops. Perenttis were originally a top quality kit car released in 1983, and were later produced as a turn key car by custom performance builders.
“Revolution Perentti Sports was a magnificently engineered and finished (Australian) Corvette Stingray look-alike” Unique Cars and Parts, also known as the “down under holden corvette with a difference”.
The Perentti’s were all Holden V8’s, the pinnacle being the Chevrolet 350. They grabbed attention with this “boasting exceptional power to weight ratio & performance always on the boil” Unique cars and parts. The car became “highly sought after, offering a driving experience and sheer good looks” Unique cars and parts.
“With V8 torque and a lightweight body, performance is one of the Perenttis strengths. Handling benefits from a 50/50 weight distribution thanks to lower and further back engine mounting.” Sports car world magazine.
Other kit cars of the time were built on volkswagon chassis that were severely limited in performance, handling and critically couldn’t be V8 powered.
The Perentti is an ingenious innovative Australian concept that was modelled on broadening the appeal and function while keeping the iconic shape of the spectacular 70’s C3 corvette stingray. It boasted the shape and lightweight fibreglass body of a stingray but had some critical improvements. Firstly, far superior handling and suspension and secondly the advantage of a proper boot and capacity for 2 small rear seats.
The massively improved leaf spring configuration made an incredible difference to the handling and performance. With the slight increase in length from use of typically a HJ panelvan chassis, it was very uniquely set apart from the corvette with this capacity for a proper boot and being a 2 plus 2.
As noted by Australian Muscle Car magazine, the other “notable aspect of the perentti was the high quality of the finished product.” Its fibreglass body was double skinned, further strengthened by reinforcing. The Perentii was designed to be of the quality of a full production car.
Using the full holden chassis also “made the Perentti a solid beast and doors open as would expect for any mainstream vehicle and give a much more solid quality to the whole car overall” Unique cars and parts. Access to the engine is excellent and very similar in design to the E type jag.
Most recently the Perentti has featured in the latest mad Max movie “ Fury Road”, in a typical mad Max form.
VIDEO OF THIS CAR DRIVING
** All photos and videos taken at time of advert
**Non Music videos are also at bottom of this page for those who prefer.
With the entire build only done in 2015 including the recently rebuilt awesome 350 Chevrolet V8 crate motor with tons of quality extras (listed below) that has only done 12,572 km, this cars mechanicals and suspension are brilliant. The engine is
exceptionally strong and healthy. This gives this lightweight car fantastic torque and power. Combine this with its brilliant suspension and superior handling and ride, its an absolute awesome drive. The previous owner indicated the car ran at about 370Hp.
Perenttis have a lower engine positioned further back which adds to their superior handling. The location of the battery in the boot is also advantageous.
On top of this, this car has proven itself incredibly reliable. The previous owner had a ball driving it along the infamous 6 day Targa Tasmania over 2000km route where he found it faultless. It also recently completed an interstate 12 hour trip without missing a beat.
Our legendary mechanic who is renowned for his meticulous attention to muscle cars has had this car on his hoist and gone over it thoroughly. He was extremely impressed with its condition and workmanship, as well as its drivability. He thought it not only an outstanding example of these cars, but an outstanding muscle car in its own right.
-9 inch Ford Diff Eaton Truetrac
-Holy 4 barrel double pumper
-Edelbrock alloy intake
-Turbo 400 trans with shift kit
-Full 21/2 inch exhaust
-Gilmer Belt drive
-Large Alloy Radiator
-Electric Thermofan– adjustable control.
-Delco Remy Distributor
-CalTracs traction bars
4 WHEEL DISC POWER BRAKES– DRILLED AND SLOTTED IN REAR. They work brilliant and car stops super quick and straight.
LIKE NEW AWESOME SUSPENSION— with lots quality extras including CalTracs traction bars and rear suspension connectors.
FULL TWIN 21/2 INCH EXHAUST SYSTEM with Extractors
POWER STEERING– works great and feels just right.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CHANGES BEAUTIFULLY SMOOTHLY up and down all gears. Has great Turbo 400 transmission and stunning Hurst Pro-Matic 2 ratchet shifter.
PUSH BUTTON START- starts really easily first time, every time.
NEAR NEW STUNNING BOSS MOTOR SPORT RIMS. Total of 6 stunning rims including one extra and also the spare tyre. Two rear rims are smaller as per engineering.
Shortened diff to allow for larger rims & tyres
6 NEAR NEW TYRES Cooper Track max 245/45/R18 front and 275/40/R18 rear
OUTSTANDING ENGINE BAY featuring matching matt black with red Chevrolet brand rocker covers and air filter, and stunning huge alloy radiator.
BODY—IN BRILLIANT CONDITION. EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN & STRAIGHT
· NO RUST seen in any of the metal components.
· Exceptionally straight and clean panels- No dints or dents or damages. The fibreglass lightweight body is modelled along the lines of the iconic C3 Corvette
· Front spoiler in great condition.
· All indicators and lights are all working & in great condition. Only one fine crack across part of Perspex of one headlight cover.
· All doors and locks work.
· Lockable fuel cap
· All Lights in great condition, except perspex cover over head lights -overall in good condition but fine crack part way up lhs and smaller one rhs.
· Good size boot in excellent condition containing like new spare on matching Boss Motor Sport rim in wheelwell and jack.
· Battery located in boot
PAINT - SPECTACULAR GLOSS BLACK MAKES THIS CAR ONE MEAN HEADTURNER
The incredible mirror like finish catches everyones eye. A professional paint job was done only in 2015 and the gloss black makes it a real headturner with amazing brilliance and shine. However it is not a show car and there are alot of very small minor defects/imperfections to the paint over a lot of the car. These may be improved with a professionals attention but it still looks absolutely amazing from a meter or so away as it is, making it an incredible looking headturner to have as a spectacular daily driver or club car.
INTERIOR - STUNNING BLACK & DARK GREY IN EXCELLENT CONDTION
Near new Autotechnica black seats with superb racing style and great bolsters, that have near perfect fabric and are super comfortable. Seats are set nice and low to allow for taller passengers if required.
Stunning two tone door cards in near perfect condition.
Hoodlining, T tops, sunvisors and custom dash look fantastic and are all in great condition. Lockable glovebox
TTops easy to take in and out.
No radio but there are rear speakers.
Carpet is brand new but only a very basic fitting has been done as floor is actually finished off in black with chrome checkerplate features inserted at high wear areas front and back.
Room behind front seats for storage or for 2 very small rear seats.
· Castlemaine Rod Shop Electric Heater and fan work well.
· SAAS sports steering wheel
· Street series chrome detailed pedals
· Chrome Hurst pro-matic shifter
· New rubber seals in excellent condition less than 2 years old
· Rear boot a big bonus as C3 corvettes have no boot or rear seats. In great condition.
· All gauges work- Speedo (very accurate), Tacho, Fuel, Oil pressure. Also new working gauges for temp and oil.
· Horn works
· Windscreen wipers and wiper water all work well
· Spare wheel with stunning Boss Motor Sport Rim, spare tyre in near new condition, jack & wheelbrace.
NOTHING TO DO FOR REGO that I am aware of except horn.
FULL ROAD REGISTRATION NSW until very, very recently.
Selling unregistered. Sorry but as I sell so many interstate or they go on club rego, there is no point. Also as I have trade plates, the high cost of transferring rego makes registering my classic cars impractical.
ALOT ORIGINAL PAPERWORK & HISTORY INCLUDED WITH THIS CAR INCLUDING:
· NSW ENGINEERING COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
(also has Qld Mod Plate)
· ORIGINAL ENGINEERING full report for Perentti vehicle
· ORIGINAL PERENTTI MARK 1 BUILD MANUAL & PARTS LIST
· NSW REGO PAPERS 22/23
· LOTS RECEIPTS & other paperwork
VIN NUMBER: AHJ02875B
(we were advised this was reset to zero at time of build of car in 2015)
This is a real headturner car that is a rare opportunity and is only for sale so cheap as I have too many cars right now to fit in my collection so I have to sell alot of my beloved cars to fund my ongoing projects.
Genuine serious enquiries pls contact Brett 0409 478187
Less than 1hr from Melbourne CBD and Tullamarine airport.
Sorry we are hard to catch but please leave message and will return call asap.
**Please inspect the car before purchase as although I have tried to describe the vehicle as accurately as I can I am not a professional or a mechanic. This is just my opinion of the car and opinions can vary so please ensure it is what you expect. All mechanical inspections welcome.
LMCT 11816 Sorry I am a collector with too many cars. I am not open to the public.
24 hour video camera’s on the property and all cars fitted with hidden GPS tracking devices.