OUR FRIENDS at Wheels magazine put up an article about a BA Falcon that’d had some pretty serious cosmetic work undertaken for a very unique look. The owner chose to throw the Falcon front and rear panels in the bin and replace them with Mustang – yep, Mustang – panels instead, for a conversion we’ve never seen before. At first glance the front looks just like a Mustang, until you look a bit deeper to find this ‘pony car’ has four doors and an aspirated Barra under the bonnet. Regardless of what you may think of it, clearly a lot of time and effort has been put into it (why, we don’t know). We decided this wacky concoction needed to be taken to the people, so we posted it on our Facebook page. Here’s some of the responses we got.
Marc Chippindall – Hats off to the guy who built it. Yeah, it’s not to everyone’s taste, but it’s different and harks back to the customs of old, like Jigsaw and the like. At least he’s done something different other than a bodykit and set of rims like most people seem to do and call it a built car. This is a built car.
Adam Phillips – The extent people will go to improve the safety ANCAP rating of a Mustang. LOL. Shane Scott – Should have used an AU, at least then it would have been an improvement. Matty Hayes – All that time and effort to make a turd look even worse. Darryl Wildbore – Isn’t that like putting a Chev badge on a Commodore? Paul Barsby – The pedestrians would be so confused. Do I run for my life or jump in thinking it’s a taxi? Mark Wilson – Not a fan of the rear; front looks good though. Micka Imrie – Needs a wagon version. Draw it up Street Machine. Andrew Phillips – I like the front, but the back isn’t that flash. Norm Cottman – Wish we could turn our Mustangs into Falcons. Varouj Dilanian – Not a fan of the wheels nor the interior but I still like it! Cameron Tomlinson – Now it’s got to crash into a crowd of people, otherwise it’s not the real deal. Craig Shillinglaw – Well, this goes beyond putting a badge on a car. Haha. Chris Benn – Looks fantastic, suits the sedan lines very well. Telfo, which issue is it going to be featured in?
Nick Silva – Almost as ugly as that HQ Mustang that was doing the rounds a few years back. Greg Perkins – Dress for the body you have, not the body you want. Jayde A Riley – The icing on the cake would be an LS swap. Bruno Hakalugi – It’s still a Falcon. Blayneb Jackson – Finally a decent Mustang. Bryce Constable – It’s actually not too bad. I like it.
Kerry Kokotis – Could have bought a new ’Stang for the dollars tipped into this.
Zoran Prole – Please don’t kill the Mustang by doing a Falcon conversion, it’s just wrong. Don’t get me wrong, they have they their own different merits. Matthew Lamond – What a horrible way to ruin a perfectly good Falcon.