The Best Australian Fords

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I remember getting interested in Australian car culture the moment I saw my first Mad Max Interceptor. With news that Ford is ceasing production of big RWD cars in Australia we thought we'd look back at the best with your help.

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Years after seeing that first big Ford, I had flatmates from down under while living in London who kept telling me that being a Holden (GM) or a Ford guy is "more serious business than a rugby final against the All Blacks (New-Zealand)." Now it seems like Australian Fords are going even further down, leaving us without Falcons and their Ute variants.

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Ford Australia was founded in 1925, so you have almost ninety year's worth of Aussie steel to choose from. Which is your favorite?

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Astonman
Who needs sway bars anyway

I've always been a Ford guy. I grew up with Mustangs and Crown Vics, Lincolns and mercury's, Torinos and F-150s. When I first realized that Australia had a completely different car market than the US it was in 2005, I was roaming the internet and found out that different countries had different sites depending on the .com or .co.uk or .co.au. The first place I had to go to was Ford. When I went to the Aussie Ford site I was flabergasted to find that they still made the Falcon, even with the "Ranchero" option more commonly referred to as the UTE!. To make things even better it is was a V8 RWD manual 4 door/UTE and they had a performance division. I spent the next 6 months on Aussie forums and on grey market import sites learning everything I could and more importantly trying to figure out how to import one. I even went to Aston Martin of New England and Copley motorcars to talk to them to see if they knew a way to bring this magnificent beast to America. Then in 2007, with dreams still fresh with different schemes to bring one to the states, I saw the Black and Gold FPV falcon GT-P ( on the internet) and knew that some day , I didn't care when, I didn't care how much I didn't even care if I had to move to AU.... I would OWN this car. Since then I have seen many versions of the Falcon have come and gone with my interests, But I always come back to that 2007 model and its still like the first day that I saw it!