FORD XA FALCON COUPE RISES FROM THE ASHES - VIDEO

Dean Cole brings his much-loved '73 XA Falcon hardtop back from the dead after a shed fire

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DEAN Cole from Dubbo in New South Wales has owned his 1973 XA Falcon hardtop for over half his life, so when tragedy struck and the car was burnt to a crisp he didn’t let that stop him from bringing the coupe back from the dead.

Ford -xa -falcon -burntDean paid just $900 for the car with a 250ci six-pot and Borg Warner 4-speed back when he was a teenager and with the help of a few mates he turned the Falcon into a respectable street cruiser.

Ford -xa -falcon -wedding -car“We did what we could at the time,” Dean says, “It was a pretty rough sort of a car but it looked good and I loved it. My wife Deanna and I even used it as our wedding car, so it was pretty special to us.”

Ford -xa -falcon -sideBut while the couple were on their honeymoon, they received some devastating news.

Ford -xa -falcon -side -burntWatch the video; you’ll laugh and you will cry. It’s any car lover’s worst nightmare. Dean tells the story so well, and it has a happy ending so check it out!

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