Customer Car Gallery: Martin's Modified Ford Falcon FG XR6
From the highly modified to the high performance, we like to feature a variety of cars within our customer car gallery.
This feature will focus on Martin and how he imported his modified Ford Falcon FG XR6 all the way from Australia to the UK.
Customer Car Gallery
We spoke with Martin and here’s what he had to say…
“How did I end up with this car? It all happened when I went on holiday to Australia, without the intention of buying another Falcon as I have the Falcon BA XR6 UTE already. Despite my best intentions, as soon as I looked through car sales, eBay, and Gumtree – I was hooked! Then, I found this one. I completely fell for it and the wife did too (which is a bonus).
So, we brought it from a company called Sideways Industries – Justin Steele, and what a car it is. We drove it all the time for the last 2 weeks of holiday. At the end of the holiday I left it at my mate’s house to look after for a while. Two days after we got back from Australia, I started the ball rolling to import it over. Is this an easy thing to do? Most certainly not.
In terms of modifications, it has King springs for suspension, an X force cat back, a custom air box, and 20″ alloys. Currently, the alloys have been refurbished and most importantly under-sealed. It also has a Barra 4.0 litre straight six engine (which is available in Australia). The colour is Dash green (which is standard in Australia). At present, I think there’s only half a dozen in the UK. It’s also been remapped and been on the dyno, which was done out in Australia too.
The whole process of importing the car from Australia to the UK took from August of last year to February of this year. As soon as it arrived, I drove it down from Castle Donnington – it was awesome and well worth the wait!”
Modified and Performance Car Insurance
At Sky Insurance, we specialise in insurance for modified and performance cars. Our years of experience, combined with our staff’s knowledge and expertise, allows us to provide a service to our customers that we’re proud of.
Within our modified and performance car insurance policies, we can offer:
- Like-for-like Modifications Cover
- Agreed Valuation Cover
- Second Car Discounts
- Limited Mileage Discounts
Imported Car Insurance
As well as offering insurance for modified and performance cars, we also offer insurance for imported cars. We understand that many of you will find your dream car overseas. Many insurance companies will treat imported cars on a non-standard basis which means you’ll require a specialist type of insurance.
Within the Sky Insurance Imported Car Insurance Scheme, we can offer cover for:
- Left Hand Drive Car Cover
- Cover for Imported 4x4s
- Modifications Cover
- Young Driver Friendly Cover (aged 19 or over with two years driving experience)
For more information, visit our Imported Car Insurance webpage.
Would you like to have your car featured in our Customer Car Gallery? If so, and you’re a current customer of Sky Insurance, just email us for more information.
*the views expressed within the ‘Customer Car Gallery’ feature section of this article are those of the customer, not Sky Insurance.