1982 Ford Falcon XE Dick Johnson Grand Prix

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..

The following vehicle Specifications were taken from the Lloyds auction site - link above:
* Factory Turbo charged motor- Dyno 270 B.H.P at rear wheels
* 4 Speed manual gearbox
* 2.77 ratio limited slip diff
* 4 wheel disc brakes with semi competition pads
* Adjustable Koni/Lovell suspension
* Power steering
* Air-conditions
* Scheel seats
* Velour upholstery

The car represents an attempt by Dick Johnson to produce a Falcon capable of winning races after Ford killed the v* in late 1982. All Grand Prix Falcons produced were fitted with a 4.1L 6 Cylinder motor, some being turbo charged, some fuel injected and some simply carburetor-ed. A choice of transmission was offered the manual being a Borg Warner single rail from the V8 XE or an automatic Borg Warner series 35 which was only available with the non- turbo cars.
The interior of the car used the seats from the XE ESP, being Scheel 201's and these were trimmed in an exclusive blue/grey velour back and front. ALl of the True Blue cars had vinyl door trims and hood linings as they were intended to be the race car model, whist the red cars were trimmed throughout in grey velour and were available with all of the Fairmont Ghia options. The instrumentation package is from S Pac Falcon with all gauges etc.
The suspension package was also developed by Dick Johnson and was said to have used Lovell coils and Bilstein shocks but in reality many of the cars were inconsistent in their specification.
The tyre and wheel package
Alloy wheels, Logbooks/Owners manual.
consisted of B.F Goodrich VR rated radials: 225/50 R15 on the front and 245/50 R15 on the rear. The wheels are Enkei 3 piece modular alloy wheels, 8" wide on the front and 9" wide on the rear. Perhaps the most important aspect of the car is that it received full government A.D.R approval for all of the modified parts and is therefore fully road legal in all of the states in Australia. This is further emphasised by the fact that Suncorp Insurance recognise the car as a legitimate production vehicle and include it on their books.

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. This is an Auction Sale. This asset is sold under standard auction conditions, as is, where is. High volumes of incoming product prevent our team from being able to inspect all items individually. All photos, descriptions and any condition reports should be used as a guide only and have been compiled after speaking with the owners. To find out more about this lot or to book a live video inspection please contact the Auctioneer Contact which can be found on the Auction Details page. There is no statutory warranty & no cooling off perio

Vehicle details

Added on 10 Sep 2020

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
Build date: 
built in December 1982
Manual (floor shift)
193,340 km
Paint Colour/Code: 
True Blue
Interior Colour/Code: 
Grey custom trim
Engine Type: 
8 cylinder
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Engine Number: 
See chassis #
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