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 Post subject: My new XW Fairmont "GT"
Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Picked up a new toy on Thursday...

1970 XW Fairmont GS (well it's really a Falcon 500 deep down...)

Payed $11k which I reckon is pretty good considering the prices being asked at the moment.

Running a fairly stock 351C with extractors and full twin system backed by a C4 and 9". Just enough to light it up whilst sounding amazing...

It's in really good condition everywhere that counts (i.e. very little to no rust in firewall, roof, floor, boot or structural)... little spots of rust are starting to come through in the sills and bottoms of the doors (normal places)... Otherwise paint is as good as it looks. Interior is alsog good... Not going to win any shows but there are no tears or wear on the seats, dash or roof lining and everything works except for a few globes...

I'm stoked...

(Apologies for the crappy pics)

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont GS
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:57 pm 
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Nice.
Kicking myself I did not buy my Nan's XY, it wasn't even a 500, Polar White, maroon bench seat interior, 4 wheel drum brakes, 200ci 3 on the tree with the only factory options a radio and hub caps.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont GS
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:51 pm 
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Love it!
My misses' old man has a completely stock 1970 XY Falcon 500. Only 75000 original miles on it.

I have a great respect for that era of motoring and engineering.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont GS
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Just found this behind the passenger door trim...

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Very little rust though!
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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont GS
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:41 pm 
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MoNGooSE wrote:
Just found this behind the passenger door trim...

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Very little rust though!


Hmm maybe "Christine" the Aussie version?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont GS
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Nice score man! Looks like a great car to tidy up a bit & enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont GS
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:26 am 
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Just got it back from getting all the rust removed and a bit of a makeover... thoughts?

:D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont "GT"
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Very nice! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont "GT"
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Actually, there were XW/XY Fairmont GT's - exported to Sth Africa in the early 70's.

Some interesting reading:
http://www.aussiexport.com/sagt.htm
http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-re ... airmont_gt

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont "GT"
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Yeh... A nice one was up for sale recently.

Not worth as much as the real thing.
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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont "GT"
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Are we all drinking more Ice Break than we should be, I am in the hope to win either the XY or XB coupe, the wife wants the XY and she is a Holden girl.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont "GT"
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:29 pm 
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A few more piccies of my baby after our Great Ocean Road trip!

All HDR images if people were wondering why they look a little odd/fake

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 Post subject: Re: My new XW Fairmont "GT"
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:20 am 
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That thing is sex on wheels! Very nice pics!

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