I'm chasing an early Falcon coupe, of the XM or XP variety, and was wondering if anyone has one they'd be interested in selling, or know of one that's for sale?
I'm not all that fussed about the model, and am interested in standard or modified cars in either going condition or needing restoration work. I'm willing to pay top money for the right car, and I'm prepared to travel to get it.
I ended up with an XP Futura coupe with an absolutely immaculate body, and I paid 4 grand for it.
Good deal really as it's a complete car with NSW V8 compliance, has a brand new C4, slippery 9 inch, Hadfield disc brake conversion, excellent chrome and a complete original Futura interior. I bought it without an engine, but that's no big deal.
The only down sides were that I had to go to Arncliffe in NSW to get it (I'm in Melbourne), and that it's painted in horrible AU XR series navy blue :)
I'm about to begin restoring it, and it'll end up red with red trim.
Sound like a great place to start a rebuild. I'm pulling the peices together for a XP project myself at the moment. I used to own one before I was married (16years ago) but gave it up and sold it for all those unimportant things, (house deposit, furniture etc etc) but have felt the loss on many occassions since. Happened to stumble across the car parked under a tree in someones back yard 12 months ago and have been trying to get it back ever since. Well I have managed to secure it recently and I am starting to collect the neccessary parts to bring it back to life. It used to be registered with a 5.0, top loader and 8inch diff. Was in resonable shape but needed a complete rebuild when I owned it. Well 16 years have passed since then and its a lot worse for wear, but mostly all there except motor and gearbox.
I would be interested in keeping an eye on your progress and would be happy to share any progress I make.
my dad has an xp coupe that was on the front of the gregory's street direcory like in the 80's or something (not for sale sorry) but we're doin up another motor and might throw in a 302 sauscage or something. has anyone ever done that before? put a windsor in an xp or xm or what ever?
i havent actually done it, but i've read about guys who have put upto a 351 windsor in an xp, apparently its about the biggest engine that'll fit in the small engine bay.. so couldnt see any problems with a 302
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