The Purvis Eureka Forum
Friday, 27 November, 2020, 06:14:37 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This FORUM is brought to you by the members of the Purvis Eureka Car Club of Australia.
Please consider supporting the CLUB supporting MARQUE by becoming a Club Member
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: VC Purvis Commodore  (Read 3592 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
CyCo
CLUB Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1705



WWW
« on: Saturday, 28 March, 2009, 02:27:38 PM »

Ok, whilst looking for something in the old forum, I found a post by Simon.

Quote
Here's a good one for us older freaks.
                                                           Got an email from Just Car magazines:

   I wouldn' mind tapping into the member's knowledge base at some stage to find out more info on a VB Commodore 'Bathurst Pack' bodykit that Purvis marketed in the (very) late 1970s/early 80s.

     This is news to me. I knew Allan made various other moulds for a range of other cars but I don't remember there being any Bathurst kits. If this kit still exists, where would it be now? In the 40' container? I just know one of you guys knows something!

     Simon

Which prompted me on a quick search on the internet. Never know what might turn up, right? Maybe nothing at all.

Not this time.

Found these.

I'd say this is what the lads & lasses over at Just Car Mag were looking for, even though it's for the VC, not VB. They were probably thinking it's time for a beer when they couldn't find the info they wanted. lol

I just bought one, and that leaves 13 left, if anyone wants one. 
Logged

Eureka? Youbetcha!   8]

The Metalsmith
PECCoA MEMBER
Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 397



« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 28 March, 2009, 10:53:11 PM »

Thanks for that Cyc,
                            I've just emailed Micheal Ryan over at Just Cars with the Ebay site, so he'll be happy. Good stuff!

     Simon
Logged

He's out there, somewhere, hoping to finish his reek before he's too old to drive it....
CyCo
CLUB Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1705



WWW
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 29 March, 2009, 05:36:23 AM »

No probs.

 Wink
Logged

Eureka? Youbetcha!   8]

The Metalsmith
PECCoA MEMBER
Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 397



« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 31 March, 2009, 08:11:52 AM »

Hi guys,
            Just to follow up this thread: a bit of positive feedback I thought I'd post that has kept our friends at Just Cars happy, especially after their sponsorship of our last meet:

RE: Purvis Commodore Kit/Magazine?
From:  Michael Ryan (michael.ryan@justmags.com) 
Sent: Mon 3/30/09 1:29 PM
To:  'simon shaw' (shawry55@hotmail.com)

Gday Simon,

Thanks for your and the clubs persistence on that. Im most impressed!!!

Im trying to piece together some Purvis info for a potential JUST CARS feature, so this will come in handy.

 

Thanks again for your efforts.

 

Regards,

Mike Ryan

JUST MAGAZINES


     Strewth, I'll have to hit him up with some info for his story! Bloody hell, I'll email him again...

     Aaaah yes, let the positive waves flow, man. Coooooolllllllllll.....

     Simon

Logged

He's out there, somewhere, hoping to finish his reek before he's too old to drive it....
CyCo
CLUB Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1705



WWW
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 31 March, 2009, 02:13:49 PM »

Very cool. Find out what this Purvis story is about, and I might end up getting my hands on that issue of Just Cars mag. Even better if we could have a heads up when that particular issue is released.

8]
Logged

Eureka? Youbetcha!   8]

CyCo
CLUB Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1705



WWW
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 08 April, 2009, 10:21:42 AM »

Ok, got the magazine in the mail today (Motor Manual, October 1980), and gave the article a quick read.

In short, basically while Brock was contemplating making his first Brock Special, GMH approached Purvis Fiberglass Products to build up the Body Kit for their project of a beefed up commodore for 'homologation'. It was to be part of a 'options pack' along with go faster bits, lowered suspension, etc. The body kit consisted of a revised front spoiler, wheel arch flares and a lip spoiler. They also made a bonnet scoop. In the end both Brocks project, and that of GMH merged together, and GMH got another specialist not far from Dandenong to put together the body kit.

So Alan Purvis missed out on that deal in the end. It was to be for 500 cars. And it didn't use the bonnet scoop. It does mean that potentially there's a VC Commodore out there with the Purvis body kit on it, but I really doubt it's lasted this long without any damage done to it, and thus being removed from the car.
Logged

Eureka? Youbetcha!   8]

CyCo
CLUB Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1705



WWW
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 09 June, 2009, 05:25:35 PM »

Any further news about the Just Cars article Simon?
Logged

Eureka? Youbetcha!   8]

redreek(the stig)
CLUB Member
Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 296



« Reply #7 on: Friday, 28 August, 2009, 11:17:52 AM »

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/MOTOR-MANUAL-OCTOBER-1980-WB-DEVILLE-PURVIS-VC-ALFETTA_W0QQitemZ270196394865QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Magazines?hash=item3ee8f5cb71&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.15 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!