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Born again XP Falcon hardtop

This early-80s show car was saved and brought back badder than ever buying someone else’s project car can be a recipe for disaster, with hidden issues and dodgy work threatening to kill the good times. But Vince Livaditis’s experience with his ’65 XP Falcon coupe has proved to be quite the opposite. [More]

Longroof with a little extra: Special-order HDT VK wagon

Icons aren't born. Just like people, they evolve. Michael and Trish parted ways with this VK wagon after speccing it out and ticking every box on the options list, building the car with HDT and becoming the owners of the very first HDT Peter Brock Commodore Wagon. Years later, Michael's son finds it... in pieces. [More]

Unfinished business: Torana SL/R 5000 replica


Carmine Vescio missed his old SL/R 5000 so much; he decided to build a replacement tribute car. Carmine had sold his SL/R 5000 a decade ago and the regret never faded away. Thousands of dollars, several bumps along the road, 360 horses and a beautiful blue Torana later... Carmine is still not done yet! [More]

Ivan and Suzenna Lynch’s 1972 Holden HQ SS


Is Suzenna the wife of the decade? The story of this gorgeous and clean 1972 Holden HQ SS all starts when Suzenna decided to buy Ivan a present. Remembering that an old friend of Ivan's had this rusted and dying HQ SS in the backyard; Suzenna went to them with an offer and surprised Ivan with his new project car! After 7 years and breaks to save some more money, the car was finally finished. Ivan has tried to keep most of the car original by rebuilding and replating with only some nuts and bolts being new. [More]

Release the hounds: Elite-level family heirloom XF Falcon


Mick Matthews fell in love with his pop's Falcon from the moment he tagged along with him to buy the brand-new Monza Red XF S-Pack. At the very young age of five, Mick developed a decades-long connection with the Falcon. Even after Bill, Mick's grandfather, would always says the car is too powerful for Mick. Despite this, knowing how much Mick loved the car; Bill passed on and left the XF for Mick. A re-spray and new wheels turned into a full rebuild that got the clean XF into the Summernats Elite Hall! [More]

Fighting Tribute: CY GT-HO Phase III replica


Neil Wrigley has owned his fair share of GT Falcons, Phase I and IIIs, XR GTs and the like. After selling some cars to fund his panel beating business and starting a successful business; Neil got the hunger to have another gorgeous Australian muscle car again. Neil could buy a genuine GT-HO but he couldn't justify the $1 million price-tag on them. A car that can be driven and parked anywhere without worrying too much is what he wanted; so instead, he built a tribute. [More]

Pete Dout’s supercharged ’66 Shelby GT350 tribute


Melbourne's Pete's Garage is renowned by enthusiasts for being one of Australia's leading practitioners and custodians of the Mustang performance tradition and heritage. The owner of Pete's Garage, Pete Dout, loved Mustangs from the moment he saw a 1967 fastback when he was just 18 years old. Pete's red GT350 was an ex-Variety Bash car which meant it had the fundamentals to become a beautiful tribute, but it was covered in pockets of rust! Pete had one goal; to make it look as authentic as possible, and he did just that. [More]