1971 FORD GS FAIRMONT - "K" CODE ***DEPOSIT TAKEN***
This is a true collector opportunity. A seriously important car and example of Australian automotive history.
TMCS is pleased to offer this very special Ford XY GS "K" code Fairmont that was a personal Gerace family car (Gerace Restorations). If you are not overly familiar with what this car is then it is interesting to delve back into history.
Australia in the early 1970's was still very conservative. The social fabric and "WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBOURS OR MY WORK COLLEAGUES THINK?" was a constant narrative in the suburbs.
So the Falcon GT? If you were married, deemed 'responsible', there was a dilemma for many. The Super Roo livery, the 'worry' you were going to be forever seen as the local hooligan heading towards 140MPH at any given opportunity? The national media had a field day with full page headlines and editorials. Fear not, your local Ford dealer had the solution.
As soon as the salesman read your situation he was steering you towards the FAIRMONT GS with the "K" option. "Sir, think of this as a gentleman's GT". Compared to the in your face Super Roo this had respectability and was understated. It did however still have the promise of open road supremacy and the respect of all the kids in the street. The 351, the quad headlights and the kicker for the time, "54H" meant you got factory GT dual exhaust to let all know you had the V8 muscle. The unique chrome wheels and subtle striping were a statement but one that didn't overly rock the status quo.
OK so this car. When we say beautifully considered and restored we mean it. For example in the extensive photo gallery look for the image of the wiper and washer motor assembly. There in lies the tone and level of this build that was exacted on every component and procedure.
The all important details:
FACTORY K CODE 351
FACTORY S SADDLE TRIM
FACTORY X MONZA GREEN
FACTORY 54H (GT DUAL EXHAUST BODY)
FACTORY B T-BAR AUTO
FACTORY LSD 9" DIFF
FULLY REBUIL D BLOCK CLEVELAND MATCHING NUMBER & DATE CODE
FULLY REBUILT C4 AUTO TRANSMISSION (MATCHING DATE CODE)
36 GALLON FUEL TANK
13 HEAVY DUTY BATTERY
45 LSD DIFF
48 RALLY PACK
67 DUAL EXHAUST
71 SUPERFRINGE DELUXE PUSH BUTTON RADIO
NEW FRONT-END SUSPENSION AND ALL NEW BRAKES
Driving this XY is a revelation, we can only imagine how enjoyable this would be for Sunday road trips in the country. Just magnificent. "Just drive she said..."
Given our recent sales trends we suggest not to hesitate if seriously interested in this vehicle.
MODEL: XY GS FAIRMONT K CODE
COLOUR: MONZA GREEN
ENGINE: 351 "D" BLOCK MATCHING NUMBER & DATE CODE
TRANSMISSION: C4 FULLY REBUILT MATCHING NUMBER & DATE CODE
DIFFERENTIAL: FORD 9" LSD
OTHER INFORMATION: A GERACE RESTORATIONS PERSONAL FAMILY CAR
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