Jason Thomas’s Ford Falcon XP coupe

Jason Thomas transformed a shed-find XP coupe into a beautiful 480hp cruiser

Photographers: Caprice Photography

JASON came across his XP coupe in 2013 while having a drink at the Meredith pub. Though sceptical after hearing about this V8 Falcon tucked away in a shed nearby, he checked it out and discovered that the tale was true – the two-door had been sitting idle for near on 20 years.

This article on Jason’s XP coupe was first published in the March 2019 issue of Street Machine

Jason dragged the shed-find home and stripped it to the last nut and bolt before rebuilding it. Brad Simpson handled the bodywork and Rob Guljas from Bannockburn Panel Repairs applied the DNA Avatar Blue paint.

The rebuilt 347ci Windsor pushes out around 480hp thanks to a Scat crank, I-beam rods, Keith Black pistons, Trick Flow alloy heads and hydraulic-roller cam. A Torker manifold is topped with a 750cfm carby fed by a custom fuel cell, while a manualised C4 with 4000rpm stall converter sends the power back to a nine-inch and Southern Rod & Custom-built four-link.

The front wheels are 15×4 Jegs, while tucked inside the rear mini-tubs are 15×8 V-Series Welds.

Brand new glass protects the freshly upholstered classic-style interior.

Jason would like to thank his wife, and hopes she doesn’t sell the car for the price she thinks it cost to build if he dies!

Photographers: Caprice Photography