Ford Falcon XL + Ford T-Bird + Nissan Skyline + Escort Ghia - Phils picks 415

By: Phil Walker

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Uncle Phil's top picks this week from the Unique Cars classifieds

1962 Ford Falcon XL


I have owned and restored plenty of Henry’s finest over the years but nowadays I’m starting to prefer a car with nothing left to do besides keeping it clean.

This XL has undergone a recent restoration in its original Gambier blue and Merino white combination and can I say it really does look stunning in the photos.

The 170 Pursuit is said to be rebuilt along with the two-speed automatic transmission, the engine bay is beautifully presented with a nicely detailed air cleaner and original valve cover and period-correct decals.

Inside the dash is equally as nice with new upholstery and a refinished contrasting cream steering wheel.

It sports the radio delete option so please don’t bolt a tacky aftermarket head unit in this car. Just enjoy everything this local Fomoco icon has to offer.

See more details on the Ford Falcon XL here


1966 Ford T-Bird Town Landau


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I remember the advertising well. The picture of a handsome pilot in his blue uniform about to take flight in his own ‘66 Town Landau T-bird.

The Town Landau was only offered in ’66 and it featured a wider roofline eliminating the rear quarter windows and was dressed with those huge Landau irons. Inside it benefited from an overhead aircraft like console which displayed door ajar, low fuel, hazard lights and a seat-belt reminder.

This originally Californian car has been in OZ since 1996 and has seen a bunch of local restoration work including, paint, upholstery and rebuilt 390.

Get your suitcase ready and fly!

See more details on the Ford T-Bird Landau here


1989 Nissan Skyline SVD GTS2


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It seems that in recent years the SVD enhanced Skylines have sparked collector interest and prices have started to creep upwards.

Whenever one pops up on the market we at UC HQ get excited, especially if it’s the the Series II. This factory 5-speed manual has a stated 297,000 kms and has some minor engine modifications including an upgraded camshaft/ECU/exhaust and extractors. It also wears Simmons wheels and is supported by Bilsteins all round. With some minor trim work, original wheels and a bit of paint attention, you could have a bargain.

See more details on the Skyline SVD GTS2 here 


1980 Ford Escort Ghia


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Now there was a time that Ford Escorts were scattered all over Australia. Times are changing and I can’t remember the last time I saw a vinyl roofed Escort in such an unusual combo.

This particular car looks like a great investment, with only 172,000kms and no modifications whatsoever. The 2.0 litre automatic is said to be the original drivetrain and the Sherwood green painted body is stated to have no rust repairs and is dead straight with no dents.

If you want a "survivor car" that won’t break the bank this Escort Ghia might be for you.

See more details on the Ford Escort here


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1957 Chev Bel Air


The 57 Chev has a massive fan base worldwide and has always been one of the most loved American models locally.

This Tasmanian car looks beautifully presented in period correct colours complemented by wide whitewalls and the original spinner hubcaps.

It’s refreshing to see a Bel-Air without any major modifications besides some under-hood enhancements including an aluminum radiator, upgraded power brakes with dual-circuit master cylinder and an Edelbrock carb feeding the 283.

With the venetians installed this pillarless Chevy offers happy wind-in-your-hair cruising.

See more details of the Chev Bel Air here


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