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  • Aug 13, 2018

    Blackwood

    Blackwood was the codename for the Ford Australia development program of the XD range, introduced in March 1979.
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  • Aug 12, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The Number Plat...

    The XA GT-HO Phase 4 has worn a few sets of NSW number plates over the years. The very first set of number plates were issued by the Department of Motor Transport in Chullora NSW. Those number plates were black on yellow with BJG-126 on them.
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  • Aug 12, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The 1991 Engine...

    “When word got out the car was in the shop, we had all sorts of people dropping in to take a look, and turned them away for the owner’s sake”. We ran the engine in by driving it up the Bells Line of Road to Putty several times,” says Peter.
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  • Aug 12, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The Restoration

    After owning the Phase IV for around nine months, 'The Dentist' decided to embark upon restoring it back to its factory specifications as much as possible.
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  • Aug 12, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The Build Sheet

    I sourced a copy of the original Ford build sheet for the XA GT-HO, after a search for the original version in all the usual places they were placed when these cars were originally built proved to be fruitless.
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  • Jul 27, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The Fourth Owne...

    The current owner of Australia's rarest muscle car is known as 'The Dentist' He has owned the car for over 33 years and has been the longest serving owner of the car.
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  • Jul 25, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The Third Owner

    One of the best known stories related to the XA GT HO Phase 4 was that it was once owned by a ‘bricklayer’...
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  • Jul 15, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The Second Owne...

    Robert Lahood, better known as Bob, was a used car salesman and had a car yard on Parramatta Road that specialised in buying and selling muscle cars.
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  • Jul 15, 2018

    Is the race for driverless cars ove...

    With the virtual wind knocked out of my autonomous yacht's sails, I looked back to previous posts on our Facebook page about autonomos vehicles that had been well received. What was the difference, why the strong negative emotional response?
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  • Jul 6, 2018

    XA GT-HO Phase IV - The First Owner

    John Hemphill was the first official owner of the Phase IV and he was 50 years-old at the time. His name is credited in the Ford factory logbooks/owner’s manual.
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  • Jun 20, 2018

    1964 HOLDEN EH UTILITY LEFT HAND DR...

    This rare and original vehicle was built by (General Motors) Holden in 1964. The vehicle was made specifically left hand drive for export into the overseas market, either into the Phillipines or Hawaii.
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  • Jun 20, 2018

    2001 Ford Falcon AU RTV

    The places it allows me to go is incredible, never expected a diff-locked 2WD to be as capable as it is. In particular situations, it can out-drive 4WD’s without diff lockers.
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  • Jun 18, 2018

    Sand Barra - the HZ Holden Ute

    Chris Dicker of Dicker's Speed Shoppe has turned a standard HZ Holden Ute into a national talking point.
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  • May 31, 2018

    Airbag Recall List Australia 2018

    We are in the midst of one of Australia's biggest ever recalls with literally millions of car makes and models added to the list of vehicles fitted with potentially faulty airbags.
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  • May 22, 2018

    The Donut: Fiat 500

    QUINFO's latest initiative is to bring you reviews in a new way. Using the latest in 360 degree video equipment you can ride on board with us.
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  • May 18, 2018

    Three Dimensional Print Potential

    With the materials already available to print with and the scarcity of old car parts, there is a potentially huge industry opportunity just waiting to be tapped into.
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  • May 18, 2018

    One-Off and Rare Coloured Vehicles

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  • May 11, 2018

    Same same but different...

    Emotions run high with the push for electric only and autonomous cars on Australian roads, but does it mean the industry as we know it has to end?
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