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by David Zalstein

Ford Australia and Rare Spares have announced a partnership that will give car enthusiasts access to a range of officially licensed Ford restoration parts for past and classic models.

The alliance sees the formation of Ford Restoration Parts by Rare Spares, a program where Ford will supply Rare Spares with access to original Ford tooling to manufacture and sell officially licensed restoration parts in Australia.

1960 XK Ford Falcon

Models catered for under the program stretch from the first 1960 XK Ford Falcon (pictured above) through to the 1984 XF Falcon.

Ford Australia president and CEO Bob Graziano said Ford was excited to be working with Rare Spares to help keep those iconic Fords on the road.

“Under this new agreement, Rare Spares are able to help enthusiasts restore their classic vehicles to their former glory and continue to pay tribute to Ford Australia’s heritage,” Graziano said.

1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III

Classic car enthusiasts will have access to authentic Ford badges, decals, wheel caps and trims, windows, door and boot seal rubbers, engine and cooling components, electrical components, lamps and lenses.

Rare Spares general manager David Rayner said both Ford Australia and Rare Spares recognised the importance of keeping the heritage of Ford products alive.

“We are very excited to work with Ford’s engineers and sales staff to continue helping Ford enthusiasts live their dreams of owning and restoring classic Fords,” Rayner said.

1972 XA Ford Falcon

Rare Spares is the only official license holder for Ford restoration parts in the Southern Hemisphere.

The announcement of the new parts program is positive news for fans of the Blue Oval in a year that has seen sales, supply, and manufacturing difficulties.




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