Super rare 1971 XY GS Fairmont running the all matching numbers K code 351 2V Cleveland, 4 speed top loader, 9" diff and factory dual exhaust combo. Originally ordered by Harrigan Ford, Wollongong, NSW as a demonstrator and then used by Doug Harrigan as his drive car, then sold to its next owner in Wollongong, NSW before being purchased by a long term owner and stored in a nice dry shed in Broken Hill, NSW for many years.
The car was last registered in 1988 (see rego label on the windscreen) and after many years of storage resurfaced in 2015, receiving an exterior only paint job in the factory Nugget Gold. During the light restoration, the owner was careful to leave as much original paint as possible in the door jambs and the fire wall area of the engine bay. The compliance plate has never been removed from the car.
The interior is basically original except for a retrim to the driver's seat, a new crash pad and carpet. Hood lining and sun visors are all still original as are the door cards, arm rests and glass except for the windscreen. The car has covered around 76,000 miles and comes with the owners log books, owners manuals, new car brochure and some receipts.
Mechanically the engine was rebuilt in 2017 and while it looks stock standard actually features aluminium heads, extractors and a dynoed 320HP of power. A new 11" clutch was fitted, a new alternator fitted and the cooling system brakes and suspension were all reconditioned. Riding on near perfect chrome GS hubcaps and near new red walled tyres.
The car features sought after options including the factory dual exhausts, GS Rally Pack and has had a dealer fitted Superfringe radio, remote exterior sports rear view mirror and driving lights fitted. This is as close to a GT as you could get in the day, delivering a similar level of performance and driving excitement but saving thousands of dollars in insurance costs. A true survivor as most of these K codes have been turned into GT replicas. Sydney, NSW car. (Ref: 5430)
03 - Seat belts
45 - Limited slip differential
48 - Rally Pack (G.S.)
62 - Country Side Suspension
67 - Dual exhaust System
H E Harrigan & Sons P/L, Wollongong, NSW