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Zoomzoom
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From: Triangle, Virginia, USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 06-04-2003 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Zoomzoom   Click Here to Email Zoomzoom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello,
I am still relatively new to this website and have a question. In the past 2 years I have managed to bring into the country two Falcon XB GT Coupes which I have described in better detail in a post entitled “Falcon GT” in the Mid-Size Fords Forum.
Before I did this, I researched as much as I could about these cars. In that research I discovered that from 1970 to 1973 Ford sold about 3,500 Fairmont GT’s in South Africa. They were exactly the same as the Australian XY Falcon GT, the only difference was the name, Ford simply changed the badging. Just like the Australian version they all came with 351 Clevelands (or Windsors, most likely Clevelands) and a choice between a 4-speed or an automatic.
That’s about all I know. I was just wondering if anyone else might know something more. I’ve seen pictures and really can’t tell the difference between them and their Aussie counterparts. I have been told that they are not as desirable as the Falcon GT’s even though essentially they’re the same car.
I chose this forum to ask this question because both the XY Falcon GT and the Fairmont GT were very similar in size and design to the American Falcons built from 1967 to 1970.

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cpmaverick
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From: Santa Clarita, CA
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posted 06-08-2003 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know any information, but that is extremely interesting! How about some links?

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Zoomzoom
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From: Triangle, Virginia, USA
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posted 06-09-2003 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Zoomzoom   Click Here to Email Zoomzoom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the only webpage I have been able to find that describes the Fairmont GT, it’s a website run by David Saunders. He helps people import them from South Africa:

http://www.aussiecars.info/veight.html

Here’s a website that gives a pretty good history on the Aussie version of the same car (different badging), the 1970 XY Falcon GT:

http://www.fpv.com.au/index.asp?link_id=4.70

and the 1969 XW Falcon GT:

http://www.fpv.com.au/index.asp?link_id=4.67

The weird thing about these cars is that they maintained the same body style even after the radical design change of the Aussie Falcon in 1972.
Most of the information I obtained about the Fairmont GT came from friends in Australia, I have never actually talked to anyone from South Africa about it.

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Aussiexport
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From: Newcastle NSW, Australia
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 10-18-2003 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aussiexport   Click Here to Email Aussiexport     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Zoom,

You should have asked me about the South African GTs mate. Check out my site I have most of the info on there, but email me with any questions you might have. We import them to Australia, but if you wanted one I can have one sent that way.

See ya mate
Cam

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www.aussiexport.com Importers and exporters of all makes and models of Australian car, in the XA, XB, XC Falcon coupe.

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christang
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From: Colliers, WV, USA
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posted 10-20-2003 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pretty wild looking cars!

Sure would be nice to have more examples of the overseas Fords over here. Also good to know that it wasn't just people here in the U.S. that got to enjoy FORD PERFORMANCE! ...Chris

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