8. Ford Falcon Cobra
In 1978, Ford Australia was getting ready to introduce a new body style for its popular Falcon. The new model was to be produced as a sedan or station wagon and a two-door coupe was out of production. Closing down the old model’s assembly lines, Ford was left with 400 coupe body shells, which were supposed to be scrapped. However, Ford decided to turn the leftover bodies into a particular version called Falcon Cobra.
The 1978 Falcon Cobra could be had with a 5.8 or 5.0 V8 engine, automatic or manual transmission, and two colors – white or blue. Each car was given racing stripes as an homage to Shelby Mustangs, which were popular in Australia. Today, Falcon Cobra is a valuable and much sought after car in Oceania. In the US, it is known as the Mad Max car (although in modified form), so if you own one of those rare beasts, you will get pulled over out of pure curiosity.