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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:05 pm 
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yeah it looks like its from the ninties or something

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:02 pm 
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ok, no cars not for sale.. privately imported-new owners bought them in.. there just at my work for quarantine cleaning and clearance so being a ford man all my life and loving the gt's andknowing a bit about the history of these babies thought id post some pics for those interested. no you cant have em, no you cant have a look ( sorry) and my boss may rape my a** for puttn these here but i see no harm done..
as far as potential-- wow .. they are GT'S just with a fairmont badging. i mean all the gt bits susp/351 4v engines fmx's and top loaders and interior bits how much more potential could you want. they reckon theres 150 or so phase 3's left around and standard gt's i dunno so yeah these are the real deal.. im gonna check/photo all vin plates just for peersonal records so ill post em up too some time this week..after working on riceburners for the last 6 years there its good to actually have some real cars come in.. even if i cant have em..hope you enjoyed the pics and from wot ive been told at work since we are one of about 10 places in w.a that can do the quarantine work were gonna see some more 'HOTTIES".

and no , we didnt have the FAIRMONT GT'S here..

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:57 pm 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
I would like to know if in fact these cars are fitted out as FAIRMONTS & info on VIN's would be good.


Hi Ben.

My name is Chris, me and Boxy run a website dedicated to these cars, http://www.fairmontgt.com.

What do you mean by fitted out as Fairmonts? The badging on the boot strip was Fairmont rather than Falcon. The plates on the cars were located on the front of the radiator support. The S&A part of the plate (Source and Assembly) was MS33 which means it was sourced from Australia and assembled in South Africa. This is instead of the JG33 of the Australian GT's.

The plates also had both Afrikaan and English text on the plate.

The outside was almost the same as the Australian GT. The side stripes were missing the Super-Roo and some of the later Fairmont GT's were missing them (we think that was due to a parts shortage, so they just deleted some parts that were not in stock).

On the inside the trim was also different to the Aussie GT, and the gauges were in Metric measures.

Ben_Daui wrote:
One other thing Did we have FAIRMONT GT's?
I have a book from the Marque Classic series title
FORD FALCON GT 1967-2004 & I will read up on it to see if any info listed on these FAIRMONTS


Australian had the Falcon GT. The Falcon was re badged to the Fairmont over in South Africa as the Falcon was discontinued back in 1963 (these were sourced from America). The Falcons had a bad reputation over there at the time, so instead of calling the Australian cars Falcons there were changed over to Fairmonts.

low ghia wrote:
the fairmont gts have all the gt bits ours had. 351-4v donks, fmx autos, one has a top loader.. 9 inch diffs and the 6 leaf heavy duty suspension and the long range tanks... just about blew a load when they came in... the xy's even have the ALUMINIUM shaker scoop assembly..


Hi low ghia,

The GT's over there were hard to find with a 36 gallon tank, most of them were just chopped up and changed around (such as a metal plate over the spare tyre area with holes punched in it).

If anyone has any questions about them feel free to ask.

Edit: I have attached a plate from a South African GT.

 

 

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 Post subject: LOVE the FAIRMONTS
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:40 pm 
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Thanks Fairmont Chris & good onya for posting that info so quick & at least we know more about these SA SPEC GT's now :lol:

Low Ghia also thanks for showing us these rare cars.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:43 pm 
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anyone got any clue as to the asking prices for these?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:51 pm 
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huggiebear wrote:
anyone got any clue as to the asking prices for these?


Hi huggiebear,

The prices are now starting to go up as these are genuine XY GT's, not replicas.

Late last year they could be had for around 10-15,000AUD each from Australia. Now to get one here you would be looking at 25,000AUD+ for most of them. On the FairmontGT website a South African XY GT that was in pieces just sold for $20,000.

Some of the better examples are fetching even more!

To get one from South Africa the price there does vary a lot. Some of the cars are in shocking condition, and they are going for around 7,000AUD, but some of the betters ones are going for 15,000AUD+. The cost to get it imported over here adds on though, and if you are going to buy one you are best of getting two in the one container and selling one here.

There is one on the site at the moment coming up for sale. It can be seen here: http://www.fairmontgt.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=229

 

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