Stated as an SVO on its HSV data plate, this one was listed on Graysonline in Spetember 2020. Needs a bit of body work by the look of it, but all repairable and looks to be fairly solid. Paint needs a touch up. The car has less than 150K on the odometer, so very low if genuine. A nice modern HSV luxury classic, might go at a bargain price (asking just over $4k with 2 days to run at the time of posting).
Another advertised on Graysonline, bids over 50K and it's not even originally a V8 - just a well done up V8 mock (originally a 6-cylinder ESP). Comes with the Ford verification letter and looks to be in great condition. Likely to hit mid 50K bids we think..
Purchased from Romsey in Victoria around 1995 - originally Nugget Gold.
Full restoration from ground up. Non original paint code or trim, custom dash, 1275 engine with a little work and SC Gearbox. Standard flaring with 5.5 Mini Lites x 12. Brakes converted to 4 pot and booster added.
This was going to be a quick fixer upper but ended up being stripped and built from the ground up.
Spotted on Lloyds Auctions here in September 2020 - https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/LotDetails.aspx?smode=0&aid=18844&lid=2408797
CR did a write up on these cars some years ago - and production numbers were a bit uncertain - but from several sources we gathered under 50 were produced. The seller is claiming 35, which could be true. Check out some of the other examples on the register below..
A very rare site and one of only 224 Australian delivered E28 M535i examples, this first generation really stood out to us as an excellent investment for someone looking to spend around $20,000. This example is asking $23,000 Australian dollars - check out the advertisement here on carsales.com.au.
One of only 43 built, these TL series fairlanes are very special cars, and this one sold at Lloyds Auctoins in SA for just $13,000 - although the ks are fairly high and the trim is quite worn out as shown the images. The AU Fairlane is one of our favourite Fairlanes and was deliberately designed to look very different to its AU Falcon SWB sibling. Part of the reason for this was that the previous generation NL Fairlane was criticised for being too similar to the EL Falcon.
This 1972 Fairmont GT is a single owner example and one of only 1,585 built for the South African market. It comes with a full and extensively documented history, and has been restored and enhanced over the decades by the owner. In 2017, the car was re-finished in its original Peri Peri Red paint with factory black vinyl roof and red vinyl trim.
For the purists, we note there have been several modifications over the car’s life which could be reversed if desired. It currently has a performance Cleveland 351 engine fitted which is a later “Square block” motor, and makes upwards of 450hp. However, the seller informs us that the original 351 “D block” has been retained and put aside, and will come with the sale should the successful purchaser wish to restore it back to original specifications. The current motor has worked heads, a performance cam, rods and pistons. It’s also fitted with a 650 Holley carburettor, roller rockers and MSD performance coil and distributor.
The car was factory fitted with a 3-speed automatic transmission, but shortly after purchase (in 1974) a 4-speed top loader manual was fitted, and has remained in place since. A new clutch has recently been installed, as have new tyres.
Both the number stamped on the shock tower and the tag under the seat are present confirming this is a genuine Fairmont GT, and prospective purchasers are welcome to inspect. However, the seller notes that the front tag was lost when the car was re-painted in 2017. We are unsure whether the South African data tags can be re-created to correct this, but it would be worthwhile investigating particularly if you intended to import the car to another country where the tag may be necessary for compliance purposes.
The XY Fairmont GTs were built for the South African market during 1971-1972, and followed on from a very small batch of the previous generation XW Fairmont GTs. This was effectively Ford Australia’s export version of the Falcon GT, which had a number of unique features distinguishing it from its Australian counterpart. As opposed to the “Super Roo”, the South African GT is known as the “Super Rhino”.
Most of the components for these rare cars were built by Ford Australia in Victoria alongside the Australian Falcon GTs. The components were then shipped to the Port Elizabeth plant in South Africa for assembly, and a 351 4v Cleveland crate engine fitted. For more information on the specifications and history of the “Super Rhino”, see this interesting website dedicated to the cars: http://www.safairmontgt.com.au/
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