Beaut green ute up for grabs

Riley Riley

Build it and they will come the voices whispered to Kevin Costner in the film Field of Dreams.

Everyone thought he had lost the plot, but come they did in numbers and Shannons is also expecting a big turnout for this eye-catching Holden ute when it goes under the hammer later this month.

The rebuilt 1979 Holden HZ Ute is the fruit an 18-month project by Cessnock Police Citzens Youth Club, with all proceeds from the sale to be churned back into the club to fund further such projects.

It’s an initiative of Cessnock PCYC Youth Command, designed to assist young offenders and youth at risk to get their lives back on track.

As part of the project five local Hunter Valley boys aged 15-17 years were exposed to various facets of the motor industry and were able to learn new hands-on skills.

The ute, with its fresh HQ front end, bright green paint and many high-performance mechanical components, started life as a donated basket case, a rolling shell of a car with a tired red six cylinder engine, and no front sheet metal, interior or swinging panels.

The stunning result is a credit to the energy and obvious talent of the young men involved.

Fitted with a fully-rebuilt and uprated Holden 308 V8 and new GM turbo 350 automatic transmission, the HZ Ute has been reborn with many new electrical, brake, suspension and exhaust components and now features eye-watering new ‘Lettuce Alone’ paint and a completely re-trimmed interior.

It’s expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ in the $20,00-$25,000 range at Shannons upcoming Sydney Classic Auction which is being held in conjunction with the Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo.

The HZ ute is one of 80 lots in Shannons unique off-site auction at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Sunday, May 27.

CHECKOUT: Mazda’s rotary powered ute revealed

CHECKOUT: Nice recovery as ute laps Bathurst

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *