(Photos: HO Phase Autos/Facebook) Just look at them. Two Aussie Falcons (I’m 90% sure they are XEs but I’m also sure that if I’m wrong, I’ll hear about it). One a brilliant red, one a dark green that is just stunning. Both sport one hell of a flared wide body kit and a rear wing that both looks fairly modern in design yet is unmistakably 1980s. One is packing a V8, one is packing a turbocharged six-cylinder that is just as potent. Choosing which car you’d drive would be difficult, wouldn’t it? These creations are built by HO Phase Autos, a company founded by Wayne Draper, a Ford Australia designer who had his hands in the designs of prior hot Falcons and was one of the principal proponents behind building performance Fords. When Ford decided to bail from racing, Draper bought the rights to the “HO” names and between then and his death in 2012, built some absolutely badass Falcons.
But look at the body shapes: most of the car’s shapes line up with the Fox platform’s overall shape and it smacks well of early 1980s Ford language. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but picture a 1982 Ford Granada with this bodykit adapted to it packing a 351 and five-speed. Or a box-top Fairmont 2-door. And don’t get me started with the ‘ute…finding a Ford Durango is already difficult enough, but one that looks like that packing a motor worth talking about? Yes, please.