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10 of the best from Autopics: Sports Sedans 1981

Submitted by on July 6, 2011

Tony Edmondson - Alfetta - Calder Park 1981

Sports Sedans were a hugely popular draw card in Australia in the early 1980s. Names like Grice, Moffat, Richards, Briggs and Bowe competed fiercely in their purpose built winged V8 monsters.

K. Youlden Ford Cortina - Calder 1981 John Bowe - Mercedes Benz - Calder 1981  Jim Richards Ford Falcon  J. McCormack Jaguar XJ-S - Oran Park 1981  J Briggs - Chev Monza - B Jane - Monza - 1981  G. Rogers Torana - Calder 1981  Allan Moffat - Monza - Sandown 1981  A. Grice BMW Sandown 1981

The drivers loved them, and so did the crowds. Huge power, big tyres and a bit of down force has always been a recipe for success.

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