CONCEPTS & FORD STUFF
This is a bunch of stuff from the Draper archives. You'll find more on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
XW Interceptor. Wayne's first Ford. He talked Bill Burke into letting him buy this ex-cop car prototype (something not usually done for rookies).
CAMS was either going to go the US way and stick with boxed flares, or the more European look of arched flares. Ford initially thought they were going boxed.
The first Group C 3/4 clay, before CAMS went to arched flares.
The proposal to CAMS. They ruled out the bonnet scoop, wind splints on the guards and wouldn't allow a gap between the wing and deck lid. Wayne kept the car like this for the dealership specials. It's a shame they didn't go for the wing, it worked well (it was eventually used for the AUSCARs).
Wayne's company car. An XB Coupe with a 427 big block and Landau interior.
The windows shook when this parked outside. Another designer, Peter Arcadipane, had one and they used to race each other to work every morning. It's stuff of legend in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
First XD sketch 1973
XD sketch 1974
XE full sized clay development.
XD proposals. He's marked this one "Yours truly on the bottom".
XD in final clay.
XD Group C
XD coupe proposal, 1976
The first XD ESP in clay.
Motor Magazine, 1981
The design studio team in the mid/late 70s.
Cobra XD concept
XE front concept.
Telstar TX5 clay from sketch.
While the XE was in development Ford were contemplating dropping the Falcon (they ended up just dropping the V8). The Capricorn program, seen here in development, 1981, ended up joining the Laser program.
First XE ESP .
Wayne at the desk.
Final XF in glass, 1983.
EA Falcon TX7, 1st concept in glass, 1984
XF Millenium, 1988
EA Tudor, 1984
The Thunderdome days.
EA HO Group C, 1986
EA 3/4 scale, 1984
It got harder to sneak stuff out of the design studio around the mid-80s.