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Old 07-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #31
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Always loved this one,

Falcon Concorde Van (pre dates the Mad Max Coupe), designed by Peter Arcadipane.

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Holy poo that is cool!
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Dont i ever! its the inspiration to my own project, albiet a feral cousin to this one!... lol
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Dont forget this monster:

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SPOTED caboolture swap meet 2012

what an awsome car this is
was very hard to keep walking, i spoted it from a mile away
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Great thread! I'm enjoying every post! Bringing back a lot of (Happy) memories!!
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Im sure the Arrow coupe was a project between Roman-Autotek and Hillier Conversions. The same pairing also built the "raptor" ute, with its Gullwing doors...





The AU Venom ute is the tuffest car i have heard, that sound! Ford and Sony built two Xplod demo cars, one was a red AU Series one XR8, but the best was the gold AU2, with a V8 supercar style crossram manifold.





Ford also built a few EB XR8's as pace cars, and featured the EA GT bodykit, and the EB Cobra as a gift to Edsal Ford II


The 300+ coupe was a project by Milliard design, and used a supercharged 4.6 V8. The plan was to make it available in both 2 and 4 door versions. Atleast 2 coupes (one red and the other burgandy) and one green 4 door were completed. The company was hoping that Ford would offer the cars as a Ford backed option through dealers. But this was a year and a bit out from the BA, and i guess ford had more interest in that...

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they should have made the au coupe, it looks good, it might have shut up a lot of the au knockers.
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Here are some photo's taken from the Ford Discovery Centre on an FPV weekend trip one year.





































The BA GT I dont think was the prototype. But it had Tickford 5 spokes
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Hot damn, each time I see the Galaxie 540 I just want to make one for myself
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The BA GT I dont think was the prototype. But it had Tickford 5 spokes
It was a BA Ghia that got turned into a GT, was used for driveline testing purposes. Hence the T3 rims - 18" wheels for development work. Was pulled to bits then restored to be put into the FDC.
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That wheel design ended up being the TT Ghia rims just smaller.
No, they didn't.

They became optional wheels available form Ford (I had them optioned on my 06 Terry Ghia). They later blacked out the little recesses and they became SR pack wheels.
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It was a BA Ghia that got turned into a GT, was used for driveline testing purposes. Hence the T3 rims - 18" wheels for development work. Was pulled to bits then restored to be put into the FDC.
Just noticed the centre caps were removed.
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I hope the vehicles in the discovery centre went somewhere safe when it closed
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I think they're being stored in one of the defunct engineering sheds at Ford's Geelong complex.
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It is a shame the R5 dual cab ute was never released however I fear it would have suffered the same fate as the crewman since it looks as though it would have been a very tight fit in the rear seats. Pity as that type of vehicle is exactly what would suit my needs now (assuming you could fit a person and/or baby seats in the back).
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It is a shame the R5 dual cab ute was never released however I fear it would have suffered the same fate as the crewman since it looks as though it would have been a very tight fit in the rear seats. Pity as that type of vehicle is exactly what would suit my needs now (assuming you could fit a person and/or baby seats in the back).

I don't think it was ever intened for release, the R5 was more a sneeky hint of future BA and territory styling changes...
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What a great thread - nearly makes me cry thinking what may become in the future.
Lots and lots of history/memories in these pics.
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The BA GT I dont think was the prototype. But it had Tickford 5 spokes
What was the GTV or U, I have never seen it before?
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[QUOTE=Raptor;4655645]Always loved this one,

Falcon Concorde Van (pre dates the Mad Max Coupe), designed by Peter Arcadipane.




Someone please do a build on one of these!!
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Surprised no one put this up

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Awesome TD Cortina panel van with cool 70's stripes.

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I don't think it was ever intened for release, the R5 was more a sneeky hint of future BA and Territory styling changes...
Correct.

Remember this was first displayed in 2000, a few years before the BA and with the Territory still 4 years away.

Yet it previewed;
  • Strong hints of the BA Falcon frontal treatment.
  • Territory interior colour palate of black/orange/grey/eucalyptus.
  • Theatre seating (higher in the rear) later seen in the Territory.
  • BA door trim & dash with a few variations - round vents (SZ Territory).
  • Falcon based soft-roader, moderate ride height RWD/AWD.
  • Raised ride height ute - RTV

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Yay

But I prefer the original version from 2000.

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That or a Territory derived dual cab / pickup would have bulk sales. Equalling the Territory and perhaps even exceeding it's sales. So, probably 1500/month. I would seriously consider buying a new one. I'm sure many people would.
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Correct.

Remember this was first displayed in 2000, a few years before the BA and with the Territory still 4 years away.

Yet it previewed;
  • Strong hints of the BA Falcon frontal treatment.
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  • BA door trim & dash with a few variations - round vents (SZ Territory).
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  • Raised ride height ute - RTV

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Yeah, I saw that at the Sydney Motorshow and being blown away.
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78 Courier Sundowner Ute, looks sweet!

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I remember this from YDOTY Wheels competition that Nick Hogios won; Does anybody knwo what issue this is from? I have been chasing it for years- Tried to enter when I was 11 y.o.
Also that XG Speedester rocks! Always wanted a Falcon speedster.
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Falcon Concorde Van (pre dates the Mad Max Coupe), designed by Peter Arcadipane.


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Someone please do a build on one of these!!

you supply me the panel van and ill build it

would make a great project

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Someone please do a build on one of these!!
It would be awesome. I love the style, brings back some great memories of a great era. When doing work like this captured people interest and imagination, rather than now when you stick a v8 bulge on a 6 people carry on like pork chops.
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