The Ford Fairmont 351 GT is often known as the African Muscle Car, or Kalahari Ferrari but actual it’s an Australian designed Ford built in East London for the South African Market. The Fairmount or Falcon as its more commonly known in Australia was a road car that was built to go racing in Bathurst in their touring car series and could do 140mph down the straights, believe it or not, not much was changed to these car to race, not even the seats, and another interesting fact is that they were 11secs a lap faster than their rivals. These GT were built from 1970 to 1973 running a 351 Cubic Inch Cleveland Engine from Ford and were easily noticeable with the hood shaker to ram feed the four-barrel carburettor, as to stay a little charged with the extra air going into the engine.
So let’s get into this Fairmount, large cult status 4 door sedan, has lived most of its life in the South African Highveld and that we are aware has been in the same family for about 30 years, Owner had restored the car twice in this time, this example is of a GT isn’t 100% original but very close to it,
The beautiful red paintwork gleams in the African sun with its black stripes which gives the car a racy, giving you the urge to hop in and start its sweet sounding V8. As you sit in the driver’s seat, pump the accelerator 3 times, turn the key and she comes to life, select D for drive and release the brakes as she urges to run. The handling is for this 50 year old car is crisp and the brakes are effective for a fast car of its time. The interior is almost pristine and true to its time. This GT is definitely looking for a new home and the new owners will have looks of envy from others as this is a rare gem of a cult status collector item and just becomes more valuable overtime.
Interesting trade-in’s will be considered.
Location – Johannesburg
Marc : 082 322 9784
Shane : 076 943 5579
Landline : 076 099 9051