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 Post subject: How many EL Ghia's were factory Black?
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:26 pm 
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I was browsing eBay this week and came across a Black EL Ghia that had just been put up. It was stock as and seemed in fair nick, not something that had been recently resprayed.

I checked back the following morning and someone had already bought it :( a Black EL Ghia is basically one of my dream cars, and my question is does anyone know how many were made?

A friend of mine in Adelaide said to me they were only available as a "funeral director option" and isnt a part of the factory colour catalogue. dunno if thats true or not.

I probably wont see another one for sale for ages, and it makes me sad :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: How many EL Ghia's were factory Black?
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:23 am 
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There's one in Bendigo few years ago, not sure if the guy still has it, its on another ford forum site, they look good don't know why they didn't have black has a option I would of got one that's for sure, heck even if I got money to respray mine from white I would :).

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:23 am 
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I knew the late Fairlane's and LTD's (late '98) were available in the AU black (silhouette).
I didn't know that any Fairmont's got it.

If the one in the ad is really a '97 model, it's definitely not a factory colour
But damn does that first pic look good!

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:08 am 
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Yup thats the one. Ford were so dumb not offering it as factory black :(

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:35 am 
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Quite a few cars would have been ordered by Funeral Parlors and painted black when new.

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 Post subject: Re: How many EL Ghia's were factory Black?
Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:24 am 
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No EF/EL came in Black from the factory. That's been resprayed at some point.

Only NL/DL's came in black, and from what I remember when my old man used to work at ford, only 20 or so DL's ever came in black.
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:04 am 
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what about the concorde's, weren't they black?
and fairlane bodied though..
damn black would go good with a cappa or cream interior. mmmmm

 

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