1974 XB Ford Fairmont Coupe


Vehicle: 1974 XB Ford Fairmont Coupe

Engine: Cleveland 393 Supercharged

Transmission: C4

Colour: Black on black

Name: Roger and Diane Whyte

From: Dacre

When and why did you acquire it? Brought it in Kaiapoi two and a-half years ago as I wanted to make a MadMax replica

What is the vehicle’s history? It originally came from Australia as a standard XB family car

Have you altered it in any way? It has been converted into a MadMax replica

What’s it like to drive? Beautiful, very quick and purrs like a lion

What’s it worth? Priceless, as it is custom-made and the hours of work I put into it cannot be counted with money

Where’s your favourite stretch of road (or road trip)? Any road without a bend in this car

Top speed? Clock won’t go high enough

Best driving experience? BeachHop 2017

Worst driving experience? I don’t have those, luckily

What other vehicles of note have you owned? I have a couple of old Falcons lying around

Best music to drive to? None, I like to listen to the sound of the V8 engine

Describe your driving style: Passive aggressive

If you could go for a drive in any vehicle it would be a? V8 supercar

What was the first vehicle you ever bought? 1971 Mini

Do you belong to any clubs? South Island Ford Falcon GT Club

Delta Rodders Awards:

People’s Choice Cromwell Car Show 2017

Top 10 Selection Riverton Car Show 2017

Radio Selection Riverton Car Show 2017

Roger and Diane would like to thank John Bevins and Brett Hopgood at Melrose Panel Beating and Steve Wilson at Southland Commercial and Car Paintersjordan SneakersTHE SNEAKER BULLETIN