An end of a great era, Ford farewells Australian built cars with this sensational and iconic model packing 345kW of power and a host of features to make this Sprint one hell of a swan song.
We treated this particular car in Smoke Grey with a multi-stage paintwork correction to remedy a number of spot sanding marks found on the body during and after production. These models are notoriously known in the industry by professionals to be plagued with visual defects which a quality panel shop or detailer would be able to identify in a jiffy. Some areas needed some finer grade wet sanding to refine the coarse sanding trace marks before being able to be compounded and polished for a flawless finish. With our dedicated workshop lights ranging from LED in different colour temperatures to metal halide high bay and spot lights, we don’t compromise on lighting as the reason is simple; we can’t fix what we can’t see.
The FGX XR8 Sprint was given a liberal application of Modesta P-01A primer to prepare it for Modesta BC-05 Advanced Water-repellent Glass Coating for a wet and sharp looking finish to protect the paintwork for years to come. The wheels were removed and BC-05 was also installed to the wheels and golden Brembo 6 and 4 pot brakes.
The interior was treated with Gtechniq I1 Smart Fabric and L1 Leather Guard protection for anti-bacterial growth and preventing stains and spills from spoiling the cabin space. This treatment has zero visual impact on altering the finish of the surfaces it’s applied to, so the factory OEM look will be preserved as it is.
Objectively, this car is now newer than the day it rolled out of the factory and ready to be adored and driven for many decades if not lifetime with this owner. These cars are almost certain to be taking off in price in the future, as a matter of how fast is anyone’s guess, but at least this owner has hedged his investment by making it one truly remarkably presented Sprint compared to others.
Do you have a rare or sought after vehicle you’d like to have visually enhanced and protected? Come and see us in Williamstown and learn more about what we’ve done for thousands of cars in Melbourne.
The Bon Vivant team