Owned no, but almost bought it back in the 90’s . Should have but didn’t pull the trigger. I’m regretting that one. If I remember correctly, dude that sent me those pics was in Missouri. Still one of my favorite pictures i have. I should have clarified that... you got meYou owned Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme's 'cuda flopper?! Cool!
A friend has a 75 John Goss that I did some work on and drove a little. Not many people here can fully appreciate what these cars were. Shorter than a Torino, but wider than the Mustang. Chassis shares a lot with the 66-67 Fairlanes, so most Mustang suspension stuff fits....but you can get ALOT more tire under those rear fenders without tubbing. Also, no shock tower braces to get in the way.My biggest regret was selling my 1975 XB GS Fairmont. I sold it in 1998 for $2000 Aussie dollars and at the time I was a little bemused that nobody here really seemed to want these old "Mad Max" cars. About two years after I sold it I noticed the prices for them suddenly started to rise, and nowadays I think it would be at the very least a $50,000 car. It had an FMX auto and a 302 Cleveland (yes a 302 Cleveland motor was a thing in Australia) which I had stroked to a 351 and it went like a rocket. I heard later that the young bloke who bought it lost his license in it a week later, after being caught doing burnouts in it.
I only sold the XB so I could upgrade to a bit of comfort in the form of a Ford NC Fairlane (an Australian luxury car), which was really stupid because I didn't actually need the money and I had space in my yard to keep it.
And over the years I would sometimes have really exciting dreams where I had managed to track the car down and buy it back, then I would wake up really disappointed - you know how much you loved a car when it keeps beckoning to you in a dream!
However, being pragmatic, I love my 1972 Mustang the best out of all three (also had a '70 Mach 1), and I don't think I would have looked to buy one if I still had the XB, so from the loss there was eventually a greater gain.View attachment 81387