for almost a year trying to find a rolling
replica or genuine XY GT to drop an engine
into we stumbled across a one-owner XY Fairmont.
After looking at the vehicle for some time
we decided that this would be the one to install
all the GT accessories. The first thing that
we did was to contact the customer and tell
him the great news. His only reply was “I’m
leaving it in your hands, if you say it’s
a good car, I’ll run with that.” At that time
we placed a deposit on the car and after it
was purchased we drove it to the workshop.
have some serious plans for this car which
A new 393 Windsor 550hp engine
• Top loader gearbox
• 9 inch Detroit locker with 31 spline axles
• New bare metal respray
• Wind-back sunroof
• New interior
• New wheels and tyres
• New suspension
• New exhaust system
• GT parts original and reproduction
also plan to turn this project around in approximately
ten weeks. Considering the variables involved
here, some people might think this is impossible
or may even sound rushed by taking shortcuts,
but let us reassure you that this is not so.
We have been working on these cars for over
fifteen years, and the task at hand can practically
be done blindfolded!
ensure all the restoration work is carried
out to a high standard, we have a team of
professional painters, panel-beaters, trimmers,
machinists, and suppliers of new and reproduction
parts to ensure the job is completed to our
customer’s satisfaction. We have all the suppliers
and know-how to get the job done right the
the coming weeks we will be posting progress
updates so stay tuned if you would like to
walk through this rebuild with us.
XY is coming along nicely. Check out some
of the photos we have taken. When it comes
out of the panel shop we expect some rapid
progress so stay tuned for more updates.
XY returns from the Panel Shop. It's now time
to bolt it together. Just check out some of
these progress pics.
new engine has found its home.
the new white interior now fitted the XY is
off to the exhaust shop.
only the final touches now required, Arthur’s
car will hit the streets shortly.
XY is now fully completed. Click
here to see the finished product.