Thought this was an interesting article from www.thecarconnection.com/
"Put another shrimp on the barbie -- American automakers are going Australian.
by Paul A. Eisenstein 5/14/2003
Detroit automakers seem to have a thing for Australia. There’s the reborn Pontiac GTO, a beefed-up version of the Monaro, built by GM’s Australian subsidiary, Holden. Ford went down under for former CEO Jac Nasser. And though Nasser’s been given his walking papers, company officials are looking at another possible import – in this case, the four-wheeled kind.
Ford insiders tell TheCarConnection they’re actively considering the Australian-made Ford Falcon. It’s a rear-drive muscle car, something the Australians have come to specialize in. Falcon could fill a long-vacant niche in Ford’s American line-up, giving it a ready rival to the GTO – while reviving one of the most famous nameplates from Ford’s past. Insiders stress they’re not ready to make a final decision. But you can bet they’ll be watching closely to see what happens with the revival of the GTO.
If Pontiac’s down-under imports hits the mark, don’t be surprised to see even more Australian products turn up in U.S. showrooms. "
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