1966 XR Fair­mont V8

Australian Muscle Car - - '66 Clickety-Click -

The Ade­laide Park­lands was the lo­ca­tion for our pho­to­shoot and we thank all three own­ers for their as­sis­tance. Ford en­thu­si­ast An­drew Lehmann pur­chased his XR Fair­mont V8 in 1997. “My fa­ther had an XT Fal­con, so I’ve al­ways loved that shape Fal­con. Lots of peo­ple have the XWs and XYs, but the XR/XTs are rarer. The XRs were the first V8 Fal­cons, so that makes them spe­cial. The car is part of the fam­ily now and, with the fac­tory closed down, I’m proud to have an im­por­tant part of Ford’s his­tory.” The car’s ex­te­rior presents as be­ing in fac­tory spec, while in­side the spot­less in­te­rior he has in­stalled some ex­tra di­als un­der the dash. The Vin­tage Bur­gundy Fair­mont’s first owner was Glenn Gate Pty Ltd (part of fenc­ing com­pany Cy­clone), pur­chased from Jansen Mo­tors, Ed­ward­stown (dealer code 4107) in Fe­bru­ary 1967. An­drew is keen to learn more about his car’s early life, past own­ers and Jansen Mo­tors. If you can help fill in gaps, con­tact AMC at am­ced­i­to­rial@chevron.com.au and we’ll put you in touch.

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