Remember when Sony Xplod sound gear was all the rage? You don’t? Well I remember. My first car was a 1989 Ford Laser GL (in fearsome Moroccan Beige) and one of the first things I did to it was add a Sony Xplod cd player and a few speakers. Considering the sound of the original Ford tape deck that it replaced, it was a magnificent upgrade. The rest of the car was pure Grandma spec, but at least Fatboy Slim’s ‘You’ve come a long way baby!’ boomed alright.
Flash forward to 2020 and I’ve come across another Laser with Xplod gear. Only a bit more modern and a million times louder than my first car..
Hey that’s a Sony Xplod car!
Yes indeedy, a bit of sound/car history has just driven into Facebook and here’s a chance to buy this Xplod demo Ford Laser SR2!
Up for sale is my beloved Sony Xplod ex demo vehicle, one of 4 made in conjunction with Sony and Ford, and enhanced by Herrod motorsport.
These were taken to auto salons, v8 supercars meets and motor shows around Australia. Once they were discontinued as demo vehicles, they were privately sold. This particular example was brought over from Melbourne a few years ago and I have loved and owned it since. But I have a new project now and a work vehicle, so it’s time to move it on!!
The sound system, which, let’s face it, is the heart of this little hot 4 consists of Twin 12″ dual voice coil subs, 3 amplifiers, 2 six inch two way speakers in rear & twin splits in each door all moulded in custom made speaker pods.
The factory head unit is a chameleon flip face unit (which I still have and is what will be included in the sale) but I have currently fitted a gps screen unit.
Sony have rated it at 145 dB at sound off competitions.
2L, 5 speed, exhaust – message me for more info & pics.
The small boot space the SR2 came with has suddenly found itself cut in half…
There’s a lot more going on in this engine bay than I remember in my 89 version…(A lot less open space in this one..)
Keen on some early 2000’s car show history? It’s currently up for sale on Facebook for just $5500 and located in Gawler South Australia. If you can’t find it online, you’ll probably hear it soon enough..