REMEMBER when a retrotech build meant bolting an injected five litre into an early Commodore?

The concept of combining the performance and reliability of a late-model muscle car with the look and feel of a classic is a good one, and it’s evolved a great deal in the past couple of decades.

XR MEETS FG IN CRAZY FALCON RETROTECH BUILD SIDE.jpgCase in point is this killer project from across the ditch. A collaboration between the teams at Matamata Panel Works and Isaac Performance Vehicles, the car in question belongs to a gentleman named Steve Sandford, and once complete it will be the perfect fusion between old and new. It will also have 1000-odd horsepower.

XR MEETS FG IN CRAZY FALCON RETROTECH BUILD BODY.jpgThe best bits of an XR Falcon are in the process of being skilfully introduced to the underpinnings of an FG. What’s more, the powerplant is a blown Cobra Jet V8 which bolted straight into the FG chassis, and wields tyre-destroying grunt.

XR MEETS FG IN CRAZY FALCON RETROTECH BUILD.jpgFunnily enough, it’s not panning out to be as big a job as you might think, with the two Falcons very close to one another in terms of architectural dimensions, despite being built more than four decades apart.

Killer paint and a luscious nappa leather interior are set to finish the build off to a tee. Watch the video to find out more!



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