The cars depicted in this issue are well-loved models dating from 1952 to 1971 and are kept in pristine condition.These cars are used for weddings and street parades and on occasion the 1971 Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow, can be hired out to do a scenic tour around the Island and is chauffeured by David (Kik) Quintal, a well-known local identity who loves to tell the history of his Island home.
All cars are owned by local car buffs and have been imported into the Island over the years. This issue was designed by Mary Butterfield and issued by Norfolk Island Post .
Ford Falcon XP –1965
The Ford Falcon is a full-size car which has been manufactured by Ford Australia since 1960.
The XP was the "make or break" Falcon: Ford's future in Australia depended on this car succeeding.
Ford's Deputy Managing Director Bill Bourke to :demonstrate the XPs strength by mercilessly driving a fleet of XP Falcons around its You-Yangs testing grounds for 70,000 miles at over 70 mph . The result is the Falcon winning the prestigious Wheels Car of the Year award.