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Old 22-02-2019, 02:20 PM   #61
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It's actually remarkable that there are any left at all. If you go to the USA, for example, you will not see any domestic Ford/GM product still on the roads that's over 20 years old. Try spotting a 1st/2nd gen (86-95) Taurus the next time you're there - you won't see any. The only vehicles from the early 90s that remain over there are the Japanese. Similar situation in the UK as well (with the Ford Sierra/Scorpio/Grenada).
Salt on the roads probably takes care of a large slice of them.
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Old 22-02-2019, 03:39 PM   #62
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I don't know if i'm the only one but can't help but feel some sadness looking at the figures and knowing how little are left and how quickly they are depleting never again to be made.
I started my Ford life owning Cortinas one of those being a Mk4 (or TE as their known in Australia).

These were the biggest selling car in the UK during their years of manufacture as well as in NZ. They are now the rarest out of all Cortina models. According to some stats I came across on the net awhile ago, out of 1.2 million Mk4/TE's produced only around 6,000 remain . Poor rust protection when manufactured believed to be the culprit
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Old 29-03-2019, 08:52 PM   #63
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I own 2 ford falcon XR's, both running small block V8 Windsors.

One I believe is from the classic "Muscle Car"
period the other one is 32 years younger.

And I love driving them both.

Glad to see the 99 model is still alive and well out there too.

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Old 30-03-2019, 05:19 PM   #64
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Do these stats include those registered on club plates?

It's tempting to let the rego lapse on the ED, keep up maintenance, then re-register for club plates. A second young one learning to drive manual might see me register it for another year.

I wonder how many EDs are out there in garages/sheds compared to the registered 10%?
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:26 PM   #65
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down to 117 Registered now


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Old 03-04-2019, 11:57 PM   #66
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hi everyone

noticed a few defected cars on the upullit stock list and wondered what would have likely got these defected when they didnt look like they had much wrong with them and what would likely reason be why people didnt fix them

https://www.upullit.com.au/stock/26741/01.jpg

https://www.upullit.com.au/stock/25983/01.jpg this one has 2 defect stickers and is parted out but it probably got parted out at upullit

https://www.upullit.com.au/stock/26384/01.jpg

https://www.upullit.com.au/stock/26479/01.jpg

https://www.upullit.com.au/stock/26236/01.jpg

faded or bubbling pant or different colour panels should be a problem if theyre all in good condition and no sharp bits

also would registered owners have been likely to have been known to police and they decided to find something or younger police taking over and want the latest and best
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:00 AM   #67
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another reason is, would there have been a chance some were on lpg and the tank was out of date
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Old 04-04-2019, 11:05 PM   #68
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Only an enthusiast will care about preserving the old E series or AU. Most end up owned by low income earners, living outside till the head gasket or auto dies and the repair bill means they sell it for scrap. If I had a big shed or property I would most probably be in a position where my wife is threatening divorce because of my habit. Iím already in the **** for too many cars.
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:01 AM   #69
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I had another look at the website with the statistics, and found that numbers have changed over the last few months. The theft statistics may not have updated and still says 2018, but the number of registered vehicles have changed, so it appears that may be the actually registered right now.

https://carsafe.com.au/risk-rating#

According to these statistics: (sedan only)

Falcon EB: Jan.2019: 2318 vehicles licensed. Sept: 2043 vehicles.
Falcon ED: Jan.2019: 5279 vehicles licensed. Sept: 4766 vehicles
Falcon EL: Jan.2019: 21518 vehicles licensed. Sept: 19063 vehicles.
Falcon AU: Jan.2019: 82412 vehicles licensed. Sept: 74713 vehicles
Falcon BA: Jan.2019: 119102 vehicles licensed. Sept: 112832 vehicles
Falcon BF: Jan.2019: 71011 vehicles licensed. Sept: 68803 vehicles
Falcon FG: Jan.2019: 105190 vehicles licensed. Sept: 104013 vehicles
Falcon FGX: Jan.2019: 8449 vehicles licensed. Sept: 8340 vehicles.

(Sorry guys, I still didn't look up the utes)
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:15 AM   #70
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Interesting. However, I noticed that the Fairmonts are listed separately:

Fairmont ED: 1191
Fairmont EF: 4722
Fairmont EL: 4702
Fairmont AU: 15500
Fairmont BA: 14398
Fairmont BF: 6251

So you should add this to your totals. You're also missing the EF?
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:35 AM   #71
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I doubt the accuracy of the figures for specific models of still registered vehicles.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:02 AM   #72
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I doubt the accuracy of the figures for specific models of still registered vehicles.
You mean those driving with home made plates or cloned plates

Yes sorry MrZ, I only spent some minutes updating those I looked up in January. Feel free to make a more complete overview. Did the Fairmont numbers change much too?

I noticed Ranger PX has gone from 175000 to 195000 !
Mustang 15-18 has also added approx. 2000 units. (no listing after build year 2018)
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Only an enthusiast will care about preserving the old E series or AU. Most end up owned by low income earners, living outside till the head gasket or auto dies and the repair bill means they sell it for scrap. If I had a big shed or property I would most probably be in a position where my wife is threatening divorce because of my habit. Iím already in the **** for too many cars.
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Old 14-09-2019, 12:30 PM   #74
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$1000 P plate specials definitely have an impact declining the future existence of a model. When i first got my license we were guilty of buying cheap Cortinas and X series Falcons out the paper and running them into the ground. I have watched it with every model since until id say the FG as it still holds some decent coin.


From my observations over the years when a model gets around the $1000 mark they are snapped up by that generation of P-Platers. Usually a 2.5in zorst gets thrown on and many burnouts follow, until it becomes a thrashed out ****box, then scrapped. Then the process is repeated until they become rare and the next $1000 special becomes the victim.



I go from seeing and hearing... them everywhere to once in a blue moon over a couple of years. Right now id say it's safe to say the AU-BF is the current p plate special. The secret is to snatch one up now and look after it because they will become rare and die out. Boxcars got flogged out in the mid 2000's the EL's copped the same fate a few years back and now the AU is getting a hiding.


Watch those numbers plummet over the years to come
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There are some pretty sweet low km AU-BFs around at present for comparatively little coin. Save them from the P Platers!

AU XR6 is getting more rare as they are very desired for the early P's, hard to find good original one. The V8's and BA turbos are off limits in some states, so they survive in a greater %. (The turbos though, get heavily modded by many 20 something owners so finding original ones is difficult.)

Young one spent big (for his savings) on FG1 XR6 - completed 1 year now, off red P's, car still looks immaculate and the Limited Edition leather inside still in great condition, no accidents. 177,000km now. A lot of his mates are totalling cars or having major parts fails (like a Cruze transmission) and coming around and buying BF or FG.
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