Australian Brands

The following are full-length features for passenger cars, CUVs and minivans.  Pickups, SUVs, full-size vans and all other trucks are archived in the “Trucks, Pickups and Vans” Portal.  Buses are archived in their own Portal.  For other CC features that are not archived here, use the “Search Curbside Classic” box on the right side of the page.

Chrysler Australia

1971 Australian Valiant Charger RT Hemi Six Pack – That Thing Got A Hemi? Um; Not Quite.

1972 Chrysler by Chrysler Hardtop – Brougham Australian Style


A History of the Australian Ford Fairlane and LTD   W. Stopford

Ford ZC Fairlane 500: A Stranger in a Strange Land – Jason Shafer

Falcon XY 351 GT: The Real Thing   PN

1972-79 Australian ‘Super’ Premium Fords: Parsing FoMoCo’s Alternate Universe Broughams  Don Andreina

1973 Australian Fairlane ZXGLQ-FU: That Thing Got A FEMI? (Curbside Fiction)     Paul N

1976 Australian Falcon XC 351 GT Ute Found In Oregon: This Time For Real    Paul N

1981-85 KA/KB Laser: A Beam Of Light  William Stopford

1985-87 Telstar TX5 Turbo: In High Orbit   William Stopford

1989-94 Ford Capri: Unfashionably Late   William Stopford

1989-92 Ford Corsair/Nissan Pintara: A Lame Duck Bluebird  William Stopford

1994-96 Laser Lynx   William Stopford

1996-98 Taurus Ghia  William Stopford

1998-2000 AU Falcon: Proven Mechanicals, Avant-Garde Styling   William Stopford

2004 BA Falcon XR6   William Stopford


1953 Holden FJ Ute: In Memoriam

1965-66 HD Holden Special Station Sedan: The Down Under, 3/4 Scale 1962 Oldsmobile

Holden HG Monaro GTS: Heavy Metal on the Grassy Plain  Jason Shafer

Holden HR Ute: It’s A Beaut

Holden Statesman DeVille (HZ): If We Can’t Export Cars, We Can Export Their Names   Paul N

The Holden Sandman: The Aussies Blow The Pinto Cruising Wagon Away   Paul N

1978-81 Holden VB/VC Commodore: The Beginning of a New Era  William Stopford

1980-85 Statesman WB by General Motors-Holden: What A Beaut  William Stopford

1982-89 Camira: The Short-Lived Australian J-Car  William Stopford

1985-87 RB Gemini: The Stars Didn’t Align   William Stopford

1988-91 VN Commodore: Revisiting The Opel Mine   William Stopford

1994-1995 Holden VR Caprice: Broughams Down Under  William Stopford

1997 Astra: First Love  William Stopford

2003-07 Adventra: Territory Enemy and HSV Avalanche   William Stopford

2003-05 ZC Vectra: A High Flyer Stuck At Baggage Check   William Stopford

Leyland Australia

Leyland P76: Australia’s Edsel