1974 Ford Falcon XB Fairmont
First registered in England 03/05/74
I bought the car in November 1995, I ran around in it for 1 year before taking it off the road to do bit of welding for its M.o.T.
It turned out to be a lot more welding than I first thought. The fact that I kept buying other cars and moving house made it a very very slow process.
The car originally came with a 302 V8 & a 3 speed auto. After blowing a hole in a piston, I found that the bottom end of the motor had been replaced at some point with a 351. the gearbox then let go so was replaced with a 4 speed toploader
The idea when I bought the car was to build a Mad Max replica, thatís where the rear spoiler and flared arches come into play. At current progress Mad Max 10 will be released before I get it finished!
When it came from the factory it was painted copper bronze metallic with a vinyl roof. When I got it, it had been painted a lovely (yuk) yellow. So off come the vinyl roof and it was painted satin black for that mean look.