Knurled Dork
May 21, 2012 7:14 p.m.

Heard it was the last of the V8s...

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May 21, 2012 7:19 p.m.

Wrong paint job, but awesome regardless.

jrw1621 PowerDork
May 21, 2012 8:05 p.m.

Them's Ohio Plates on the front!
Is the Ohio Australian Ambassador aware of this?

aussiesmg PowerDork
May 21, 2012 8:34 p.m.

I had one just like that when i was 18, but in Tropicana Green, it was 351ci of Cleveland awesomeness, I want another one badly

Ford_XB_Fairmont_GS_V8

failboat Dork
May 21, 2012 8:58 p.m.

I love the roof wing on these things

N Sperlo UberDork
May 21, 2012 9:31 p.m.

I'll take two, please.

carguy123 PowerDork
May 21, 2012 10:25 p.m.

Boy that overhead console would hurt on a bumpy road.

BoostedBrandon HalfDork
May 21, 2012 10:53 p.m.

Why are all these cars down under four doors? Nothing wrong with it, but it seems the only two door Aussie cars I see hopped up are Utes.

I saw three Holden Maloos on the Hot Rod Power Tour in 2011, they were red, white, and blue, and one was SUPRISE supercharged.

It was quite awesome.

Not my pictures, but that's them.

Keith MegaDork
May 22, 2012 12:25 a.m.

Aussies just like big practical sedans, preferably with a large bent eight up front. They also (or USED to, back when I was more current with the Australian market) put an emphasis on suspension tuning for rough road competence.

The Holden Monaro is a two-door, and I'm sure there's a Ford equivalent. You might know the Monaro as a GTO.

failboat Dork
May 22, 2012 4:16 a.m.

Need moar holden sandman. It's a car based van! That's got to be as awesome as a car based truck!

aussiesmg PowerDork
May 22, 2012 6:29 a.m.

There were plenty of coupes back in the day, it just wasn't really much more desirable, as it is in the US.

Here is a thread I did on the Aussie Muscle cars back in the day

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/good-old-aussie-v8/34037/page1/

MadScientistMatt SuperDork
May 22, 2012 7:43 a.m.

Went to a cruise-in this weekend at Covington Square, and it had attracted quite a few oddities that don't normally show up at local meets. One of the rarest to see in the US was that someone had imported a mid '80s Falcon ute. I'm not too up on my Falcon generations, but the thing looked like it was just past the 25 year import limit.

ultraclyde Dork
May 22, 2012 7:50 a.m.

that hood is all the best kinds of overkill. Diggin it.

Appleseed PowerDork
May 22, 2012 4:32 p.m.

About 10-13 years ago, I went to a big Mopar car show in Napperville, IL. I saw a Valiant Charger.

I walked up to the owner and asked, "Is it a real E49?" The owner lit up, seeing someone who had a clue. It is, apparently, the only true E49 Hemi 6 pack in the US. He said these cars are treated as national treasurers down under, and it took a lot of negotiations to be allowed to buy it.

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