1966 XR Fairmont V8
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in touch.