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V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

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V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by Ramble on 1/3/2009, 8:52 am

Hey guys,
Does anybody remember a van that used to do the shows in the 80's that had a Jag v12 engine and auto through to an indipendent Jag rear, If memeory serves i think it was brown?? and had a monza or trans-am front and a roof spoiler. and lots of chrome.(of course)
Last time i saw it, I think it was in a car yard in Seven hills near Blacktown NSW but that was in the late 80's i think.
Would love to see a picture of it again.


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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by vanner065 on 1/3/2009, 10:31 am

the van you are thinking of is Alley Cat, still believed to be round the Richmond/Winsor area, if i have those towns correct

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by Guest on 1/3/2009, 10:39 am

Always thought it was a manual? Build by the guy who owned the Chrome Exchange in Sydney, John Strachan.

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by highwaymenace on 1/3/2009, 10:42 am

as for the builder your right. as for auto or manual i cant remember.

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by Guest on 1/3/2009, 10:46 am

Had a tunnel rammed 308 in it originally, many moons ago.

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Alley Cat, eh...that rings a bell.

Post by Ramble on 1/3/2009, 11:49 am

I AM pretty sure it had an auto because i think i remember the distictive jag t bar,but i could be wrong. after all it was 25years ago that i saw it,
And yep Vanner065 you got those town correct.

If its still around it would be a buzz to see it again.
Anybody got any pics of it? A tall request i know but hey you dont ask, you dont get... Very Happy

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Post by Monk on 1/3/2009, 1:16 pm

seen some info on the Alleycat on another car forum a guy knows where it is l have to find which forum
it dont have the front on it anymore, l will do some searching let ya all know

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Post by Guest on 1/3/2009, 2:18 pm

That could be an interesting one to find.
I wonder what sort of condition it's in?

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Post by highwaymenace on 1/3/2009, 2:25 pm

pretty good from what i heard.

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by soundman on 1/3/2009, 8:36 pm

okay RambleT...

according to the OLD testament, Alley Cat is Manual, Running M21 with Overbore Holden Donk. As of Aug '81 she was runnin the rear end of a XJ12 However... I'm not that sure on what anything After the heart transplant... would love to find some info and see some old show pics of Alley Cat... any one?


any chance The 2010 nats host could coax some of the classic Bests to a showcase? that mite be worth missing eastcoastBlues NEXT year...

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by vanner065 on 4/3/2009, 12:00 pm

Alley Cat showed up at the All Holden Day in NSW about 4 or 5 years ago. The front of it is now a twin headlight statesman one and the body was still ok but a bit worn and the interior was still pretty good. My friend took some pics so i have asked him to send them to me so when i get them i will post em

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Post by Ramble on 5/3/2009, 10:56 am

Wow how cool to see a lot of you remember Alleycat. thanks for all the replies
What a top looking front she had on her, would be good to get a hold of one like that front,
Great to see a couple of old pics of it too.
Soundman you're a classic to have the old mags with it on the front, thanks for sharing the nostalgia.

Its great to hear she might still be around in someones shed instead of ending up as scrap steel ,currently running around as a hyundia or deawoo..Perish the thought.

c ya n thanks Very Happy


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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by pano on 24/3/2009, 1:57 pm

some bloke came up to me the other week at the peddy station to have a look at my van we got talking about what im going to do to my van and about his old van a hq with a blown 350 flered gards hq gts flutes hz front full grill bumperettes all the good stuff
i didnt get his name but he sed he new the guy that owned or still ownes allycat mark i think it was ??
and he told me one side the tiger has one more toe nail on its foot then the other side
haha good to know

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Post by pano on 20/4/2009, 1:08 pm

does anyone know who i would of been talking to ???

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by Elegantly Wasted on 20/4/2009, 5:48 pm

Somewhere in this computer room is a piece of paper that has the address of where Alley Cat is currently garaged - just need a good reason to go looking for it... Wink

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Post by Guest on 21/4/2009, 3:27 am

Elegantly Wasted wrote: just need a good reason to go looking for it... Wink

Because you can. Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by Monk on 21/4/2009, 8:21 am

rambletamble wrote:Wow how cool to see a lot of you remember Alleycat. thanks for all the replies
What a top looking front she had on her, would be good to get a hold of one like that front,
Great to see a couple of old pics of it too.
Soundman you're a classic to have the old mags with it on the front, thanks for sharing the nostalgia.

Its great to hear she might still be around in someones shed instead of ending up as scrap steel ,currently running around as a hyundia or deawoo..Perish the thought.

c ya n thanks Very Happy


Once theyve gone to scrap there gone for good.

RambleT if you look at my avatar you will see AlleyCat front is same as mine Very Happy

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Alleycat pix

Post by Guest on 21/4/2009, 2:40 pm

I search the net for van pix all the time..and find some beautys,thats for sure...Heres what Ive found on Alleycat..one seriously cool van.... Very Happy






...and what it looked like in 2002 apparently...

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Thanks Nigzy

Post by Ramble on 21/4/2009, 3:15 pm

Thanks for the effort
How cool to see those pictures, youve done well nigzy, especially the one where there building it up,brought back some memories.
Nice to see it in 2002 but a shame its lost its monza front bit.
The bird sitting on the bonnet dosn't look early 80's though does she. we where sad back then. Embarassed
Olivia newton john has got a lot to answer for, Twisted Evil

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Post by mazdragon on 22/4/2009, 1:26 am

I'd actually like to see her do aerobics in those shoes... lol! lol! lol! not your standard gym shoes affraid

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Post by Guest on 22/4/2009, 7:31 am

mazdragon wrote:I'd actually like to see her do aerobics in those shoes... lol! lol! lol! not your standard gym shoes affraid

Im just glad shes digging that heel into her leg and not the bonnet..That wouldnt be good,lol Razz

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Post by hell raiser on 22/4/2009, 7:55 am

the monza front end made it look a great and evil van, however i do like the 2002 new front end.

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Oh the heels

Post by Ramble on 23/4/2009, 12:50 pm

Id rather she was diggin those heels into ME Twisted Evil lol! lol! lol!

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What pictures?

Post by Ramble on 26/4/2009, 11:57 am

Wonder what pictures we are on about? check out Nigzy's photobucket page on holden vans under ALLYCAT
http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/ii161/nigzy69/

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Re: V12 Jag running gear in Holden van 1980's

Post by billet on 5/5/2009, 1:48 am

Alley Cat is a five speed manual Jag box

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