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LEMON SQUASH

A BF GT was also located and purchased, then a white 2014 GTF found its way inside, too. The collection was growing along with Bryan’s smile

Manawatu’s Bryan Menefy is passionate about his Fords. A shed full of them proves he’s serious.

It has mostly been newer GT Falcons or special-edition models that Bryan and Lorraine have homed in their impressive shed, but a couple of examples from the ’70s have sneaked in along the way. A 1974 XB GT, resplendent in Pepper Red, Bryan bought on a whim. He spied it for sale one day and thought, “Bugger it. I’ll have it!” The other one is a fully restored 1973 XA Falcon 500 coupé, the subject of this feature.

Motor vehicles in almost every form have always played a part in Bryan’s busy life. First it was motorcycles. The hairy-chested XR500 was what he wanted, but that was out

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