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Date: Sunday, December 19, 2004 8:00 PM

name = Dave and Jean Barnes
car club = Qld R & S Club
car type = S Series Valiant
owned since = 1970
state = QLD.
city = Beaudesert
body number = SV1 - 4 - 4334
original paint = AL 7130 - New Beige
current colour = New Beige
condition = Restored - Modified

additional comments = Dave has owned this car for over 34 years and is the car's 2nd owner. Dave was working as a mechanic as Beaudesert Motors at the time and tells the following story:

"In 1970 a customer who had been dealing with Beaudesert Motors for many years decided to trade his S series Valiant in on a VG hardtop. On the 3rd of August 1970 I purchased this car for $900. It had travelled 68,839 miles in it's first 8 years. The car now has 425,832 miles on the clock.

I had covered 100,000 miles during the first 3 years of ownership including a few trips to Lightning Ridge, entering in all night car rallies which were not very kind to the car. This also included a trip around Australia. We travelled 14,000 miles in 6 weeks. I still own this car today".

Dave and Jean went into business for themselves in 1987. In the late 1980's the car sustained major damage after it was lent to a customer. The car was soon rebuilt including a donated turret from a wrecked car.

The car is used everyday by Dave and has rack and pinion steering and fuel injection to name but a few improvements.

This owner also owns :

RV1 - 2 - 253
RV1 - 2 - 315