AS A sideline to Hillier Conversions, which specialises in building stretch limos and hearses, Troy and Clayton’s concept behind the two-door AU was to create a limited run of cars for individual customers.
All up, three coupes were constructed. The Hilliers sold their original sixcylinder Forte coupe, which was refashioned as the 300+ (top), a concept car built by Ford Australia, Sprintex and Millard Design. It was the centrepiece of the Ford stand at the 2001 Melbourne International Motor Show. The 300+ is still around and has changed hands a few times. Mark’s car was next, followed by Troy’s personal coupe, the Arrow (SM, Sep ’02), pictured below. Troy still owns it, along with his BA Raptor ute (SM, Jun ’03), pictured above.
“Neither gets out much – just the occasional squirt,” Troy says. “We’re just too busy!”