Unfortnunately, this was never an official Ford factory model. This is a 2-door conversion which was undertaken by a company called Spanmor which use to operate in Melbourne, traditionally specialising in hearses, stretched limos and medical applications. Several of these coupes have been spotted over the years, and we would love to know more about them, and at this stage all we know is that there was a plan to build 100 of them, but actual numbers fell way short of this. Interestingly, they were sold through Ford dealers, despite not being factory Ford built. The cars were quite well built. A lot of effort was put into them, including extending the front doors by 30cm, and matching the side and roof interior trim soecific to this model.
This particular car appears to have a bit of rust which is a shame, but it's certainly worth preserving and makes a very unique collector car. The Spanmor conversions were based on the Falcon ESP, being the highest specificatoin XE available. We have only spotted two colours, black and red over the years. The cars carry a ‘Second Manufacturer's Compliance Plate' and was sold through a national network of selected Ford dealers apparently.
We last spotted this car on carsales.com.au, asking $24,000 (AUD), which we didn't think was too much for its rarity. Prior to finding it on carsales, it was advertised on musclecarstables.com.au, which is where the images are from.
The original advertisement confirms the following:
This Genuine ESP, 2nd owner car with full service history is optioned as follows:
- Black in colour
- Grey genuine ESP themed trim and carpet is in good condition
- 4.9 litre (all numbers matching)
- C4 automatic transmission
- Power tinted windows
- Central door locking
- Spot lights fitted (under front bar)
- Electric Sun/Moonroof
- Bonnet emblem
- Worked 302 -Yella Terra heads, Extractors, Hot Cam.
- Chrome Wire Spoke Wheels
- Falken Tyres-new spare
- Tinted windows
- Tailored Sports Seats with full lambswool seat covers-front and rear.
- Classic Phillips Stereo-with remote
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