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I thought you guys might enjoy this - my XR7 with my neighbour's Aussie XR6 Falcon.

The girl from Geelong falls for the exotic foreigner?
 

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And another one...
 

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A very good shot! I still prefer the old one though, over the new..
 

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Very cool; is that the factory color for the Falcon?

And am I seeing things; or is the '70 still LHD? I thought, from Leon's previous posts, that LHD was a no-no down there - did that change?
 

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What great photos! A cool daily driver, and an even cooler collector car.
 

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Yes, that is a factory colour on the Falcon. The same neighbour has a Falcon XR6 ute (read: pickup) the same colour. It was at the mechanic, so I am planning on more photos soon.
 

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I would knock the XR6 especially the turbo. Whilst I love my cougars the XR6 turbo would eat them for breakfast. Definately outdrives any modern 4 door car ford sells in north america at the moment including the mustang.
 

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I am surprised nobody has commented on the dog in the driver's seat of the Cougar in the fist photo.

Look close...
 

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Same here... that's what cued me to look for the steering wheel and finally find it in the 'factory location'.

And I actually knew about the Ute.... the U.S. Ford "Ranchero" was for a time based on our Falcon chassis; before returning to the 'mid-size' Fairlane/Torino/LTD II base. Keeping it on the Falcon plan would have been a great idea here; although I know of a few people that actually pulled two-horse trailers behind the later, larger models.
I'd prefer to use at least a 1/2-ton pickup for that (and I do); and the idea of a light, smaller open-bed style vehicle to haul loads of <1/4 US ton is one that (IMHO) should someday return. Keep the RWD platform -steal it back from the Ford Mustang- and power it with, say a 'base' 4L V-6 for a good combination of "grunt" and fuel economy.

You guys in OZ have it figured out; I don't understand why Detroit hasn't.
 
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