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Random # 15: Falcon Convertible

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Aussies are mad for their Ford Falcons.  Depending on which tribe you belong to, they're either Australia's greatest ever car or - and UMPH will try to be a bit delicate here - not worth, well ... , umm ... urinating on, as some more fanatical Holden owners would have it.
The particular car shown in the following photographs isn't actually an Australian product at all.  The fact that it's a lefty is the first clue, the second being its lack of roof, both features pointing to it being a US import.







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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)

PS:  Holden owners wouldn't really urinate on a Ford, especially one as cool as this!

PPS: Sincere apologies for that last caption.

All iPhone images.

Random # 14: Fairlane

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UMPH saw this very original late 60s / early 70s Ford Fairlane in Argyle Street, North Hobart, and was immediately impressed by its elegance and condition.
Fairlanes were, in effect, stretched Falcons, this particular model apparently being the contemporary of an XW or XY or thereabouts, although it's likely that as a separate product line, they would've had a series designation of their own.  
If anyone can shed some light on the series codes assigned to Fairlanes, feel free to leave a comment.
It's probably a fair call to say that a Fairlane was to a Falcon what a Holden Statesman was to a more humble Kingswood.






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(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au.)

All iPhone images.