Hunt for elusive ‘Goblin’ still on

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Corvette and MG MGA-like in appearance, the ‘Goblin’ was hand-built by Kalamunda man Graeme Farrell and completed in 1959.
Camera IconCorvette and MG MGA-like in appearance, the ‘Goblin’ was hand-built by Kalamunda man Graeme Farrell and completed in 1959.

Earlier this year Wheels South West appealed for any information regarding a long lost, one-off Holden FJ, affectionately named the ‘Goblin’.

Comprised of parts from various other makes of car including Essex, Vanguards, Vauxhalls, Jeeps, Morris, MGs and Jaguars, the Goblin resembled something of a mix between an original Chevrolet Corvette and an MG MGA sports car.

Built in 1959 by Kalamunda man Graeme Farrell, the Goblin was finished in ‘meadow green’, making it quite a distinctive car, last seen at a Carey Park property on blocks with the engine and gearbox removed in 1967.

Now, many decades later, we have received word the Goblin is still around.

Bob Walton has been searching for the illusive sports car for several years and attended the General Motors Owners Day on November 18 at Bassendean Oval in his quest to learn of the car’s fate. While there, he came across a man by the name of Phil who said he had seen the car in Bunbury just six weeks earlier.

Phil had reportedly spotted the Goblin when he called into a property to inspect a retro caravan, which he confirmed as the car in question when Mr Walton showed him a photograph.

Armed with this new information, Mr Walton has once again reached out to Wheels South West to assist in finding this unique piece of WA’s motoring history.

If you can help, contact Callum Hunter on 9780 0849 or callum.hunter@swtimes.com.au.

Original story here.

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