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 Post subject: Rock 4 on ebay
Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:49 pm 
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I have nothing to do with this sale. I just came across it and thought it was worth a look!

A piece of Street Machining history. Built by Howard Astill who has since passed away. I think it was given away through Street Machine magazine. Anyway it has a very serious show pedigree.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SHOWCAR-ROCK-4-1 ... dZViewItem

Crazy. If it was that or a new Falcon?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:01 am 
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F**k he only just bought it off howard at summernats this year too, i didnt know he passed away when was it, sorry to hear to, he was a true pioneer in the street machine movement in aus

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:03 am 
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When did Howard Astill die? His latest mustang build was only in Street Machine the other month

This thing used to be owned by Dave Ritchie (who i think is still in prison)

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:07 am 
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oh and I believe Dave Ritchie only sold this for about 20 grand before he went into the slammer. I could be wrong though (it was advertised on the various forums for 2g)

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:55 am 
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wtf, who am i thinking of then? i am sure astill died like in 2004 or last year? s**t, i need to check.

i am sure it was the dude who built the pioneer XA falcon who died, and i thought that was astill?

well if he is still alive that is good! he is the closest thing to one of the craxy US customs guys in Aust. him and macbeth and his silly magna.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:31 am 
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Howard Astill showed alot of car enthusiasts, Connerseurs and petrol heads that a Show stopper didnt have to be a h series holden with a foot of metal hanging out of it.

I think he helped start the whole custom theme back up again.

Its a shame when a car of that calibre gets owned by a lowlife like Ritchie who in my honest opinion should never be able to own a car again.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:33 am 
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s**t RIP astill he was da man!

that car is sweet as!

but on ebay??? comon

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:00 am 
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i just did a google and it may not have been astill that died!! oldmate, have you got any links to the mustang?

plus the car was for sale last year for $23k. however, that was from a now convicted car thief...

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:02 pm 
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howard astill has not died it was one of his best mates that helpd him with the pioneer xa coupe and howard finished the car in his memories it was in street machine last year i think.
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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Rock 4 on ebay
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:34 am 
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Dr_Hoon wrote:
If it was that or a new Falcon?


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Would have to go a new ford, where would you feel safe parking that on a day to day basis??

Plus every low life scum car thief would know that car and would be looking to steal it before you had time to get out.

Would be an awesome weekend and cruise car tho.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:15 pm 
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why start the bidding @ 30 when you bought it for 20 lol
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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:02 am 
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yeah, someone has made a bid on it tho!! it probably is worth $30k as he $20k-ish price may not have been above board.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:38 am 
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very nice car i must say...and i must say the system is hidden well.

 

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