The Rarest Part
As cars age and slowly dwindle from the roads manufacturer support eventually stops producing parts for these vehicles and this is where Rare Spares steps in, providing thousands of parts for all manner of vehicles without part support.
Although rare parts are a speciality of Rare Spares it was time to explore deeper into the world of the Australian parts market. What are some of the rarest parts that exist in Australia? We asked Rare Spares Director’s to find out some of the extremely rare parts they know of within the market.
A few years back, Director David Ryan remembers looking everywhere for a rubber seal that is at the base of the windscreen divider bar on the FJ Holden.
“It was a very obscure part and we just couldn’t get hold of one, so we ended up producing one ourselves.” Said Ryan.
Torana A9X ash trays are another random item that are available from time to time, but are at a huge premium.
“An A9X ash tray could go from anywhere up to $1,000.”
According to Managing Director Les McVeigh, FC front fenders and EH bonnets are another two items that are very hard to come by.
“They are not in high demand, but if you were after one, it could be hard to track one down” said McVeigh.
For Rare Spares, some of the most difficult spares to produce are the more modern vehicle body panels.
“The HQ front panel that the grille fits onto was a challenge to get right” said Ryan.
As for the most popular parts, they are often the newly released items that have been produced based on demand from customers.
“Monaro GTS steering wheels have proven to be a popular item as has the GTS rear vision mirrors” said Ryan.
Rare Spares is happy to look into producing parts as long as there is demand. If you have a query about a part please add your details to the Rare Spares ‘Wish List’.