1971 XY Falcon

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Vehicle: 1971 XY Falcon

Engine: 302 Cleveland

Transmission: C4

Colour: Pink and purple

Name: Lana Padget

From: Invercargill

When and why did you buy it? I purchased it in January 2016. I bought it to totally strip it down and totally rebuild it in pink and purple

What is the vehicle’s history? It’s a long story, a bit of novel. I bought it from Christchurch off a guy who had it sitting in his garage and he heard about my pink project. It wasn’t even for sale

Have you altered it in any way? Yes, I did major changes, a total makeover. A lot of love has been put into it

What’s it like to drive? Beautiful. Power steering, no road noise. Drives exactly how I wanted it to

What’s it worth? It’s worth it’s weight in gold to me

Where’s your favourite stretch of road? Anywhere in Central Otago

Top speed? It is a chick’s car, remember

Best driving experience? Teaching my cousin to drive in Brisbane

Worst driving experience? When tourists are all over the road

What other vehicles of note have you owned? SSV Holden Commodore V8 and Mitsubishi Colt GTO

Best music to drive to? ABBA and Pat Benatar

Describe your driving style: Drive it like you stole it

If you could go for a drive in any vehicle it would be a? 2017 Camaro, colour pink

What was the first car you ever bought? 1975 Mini Clubman, for $400

Do you belong to any clubs? Southland Holden Club

Favourite event: Aussie Crawl 2017. I have only had the car on the road for two weeks

 

 

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