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08-23-2011, 07:37 AM
The latest Petrolhead, vol. 14, no 8, has a article on a Rover V8 that raced in NZ at Baypark in October 71. Melbourne driver Jim Smith bought the car over for two races.

Steve Holmes
08-23-2011, 07:47 AM
Yes thats correct. Ellis will no doubt have photos of that car. Smith raced it for a few years before moving on to the Bob Jane Camaro.

08-23-2011, 08:19 AM
Done....I think its already posted on another topic


08-24-2011, 02:15 AM
The then Jim Smith/ex-BL Competitions Department Camel Rover P6B Sports Sedan.
The car (JXC806D in Leyland Spec) started as a new 3500 Auto shell in 1970 and was put together at Abingdon [MG Works division], painted Leyland blue and white, and fitted with a Traco Olds engine out of another Works car (JXC808D). The Works Rover JXC806D raced at Nurburgring, came to Australia and raced here in 1971, then being converted to the Camel Rover in 1973 and fitted with a Repco Holden V8 engine.

08-24-2011, 02:16 AM
More good pics here

08-24-2011, 03:28 AM
Is this car still in aus somewere?

08-24-2011, 03:34 AM
Not sure Angria..I heard someone was making a replica

08-24-2011, 04:01 AM
good thread here on the history and whereabouts

08-24-2011, 08:13 AM
Phew, a bit of a relief there...I was sure when he raced it at Bay Park it was Leyland blue and white.