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Old 07-11-2001, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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eek RARE Aussie Probes.......

Hey guys, after doing quite a bit of detective work - I've managed to get my hands on some interesting information on the Ford Probe in Australia - from Ford Australia's historian himself. This person was also involved back in '94 with the official launch of the Probe in Australia, up in Surfers' Paradise, Queensland.

According to Ford's records, a TOTAL of 2010 Probes were brought into Australia between June 1994 and November 1997. The breakdown between models is:

ST - 1352
SU - 339
SV - 319

Blows me away. I'm going out to 'bubble wrap' my baby right now.............
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Old 07-12-2001, 11:09   #2 (permalink)
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and I thought we didnt get enough performance parts up here in the states...
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Old 07-12-2001, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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I always knew the Probe was special but wow... 2010 models in Australia... You guys better take care of your rides...

Oh BTW, the ST is what we call GT??? Just curious...
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I have the same question as Probebandit, what does
ST,SU,SV mean ?
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Old 07-12-2001, 16:39   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry guys, I didn't think about explaining that bit.....

We only ever received the equivalent of the 'GT' model that was available in the US. The ONLY option available was ATX vs MTX. Ford differentiated the cars by these model codes.

ST was the 'spoiler-less' Probe GT - our years 94-95 model
SU had the spoiler - this was the 96 model
SV had the 'swirlies' - this was the 97 model

The final import was in November 1997 prior to the February 1998 discontinuance of the car.........

I hope this clears things up a bit......

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cool, so I could go get an SV badge...that would be cool
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Old 07-18-2001, 23:01   #7 (permalink)
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Ahhhhhhhhh..........perhaps I should just add that the model name was on 'paper' only. I think that EVERY Probe had

PROBE 24V

On the back. These are the same spec as your 'GT'. I've got no idea what 'base' 'SE' etc means????.

Sorry, mate........ :(
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Base= 4 cyl. with a diff front bumper
SE= 4 cyl. with the GT front bumper
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Base= 4 cyl. with a diff front bumper
SE= 4 cyl. with the GT front bumper
I'm going to keep a lookout for the differences........there's a guy over here who has some US brochures he wants to sell - but I don't have the $$$ at the moment........
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Also the Base, SE, and GT all have differant style and size of wheels.
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