• May 4, 2010
The Folden – Click above for high-res image gallery

Auckland, New Zealand has a different take on the definition of hybrid. While we Americans can't stop scarfing down lithium-ion powered creations by the boatload, the Kiwis are keen to crank out creations like the one you see above. What is it? It's called the Folden, and it's one-half Ford and – you guessed it – one-half Holden. Why would someone intentionally try to mix the oil and water of the automotive universe? Because radio hosts Robert Taylor and Jono Pryor were tired of the constant back and forth between the fans of the two brands and wanted to do something that would equally offend all involved.

The finished product is far from repulsive. It wears a front clip from a '69 Mustang and the haunches of a HQ Holden. Power comes courtesy of a good old-fashioned FoMoCo 302. The whole thing was cranked out in a mere three months, and the station claims that there are over 800 man-hours in the build. The final price tag? No one seems to know for certain, but estimates put it at somewhere between $85,000 and $95,000.

The Folden is currently being auctioned off for charity. The proceeds will benefit the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation for Out of the Blue – a group set up to help combat veterans cope with depression. Thanks, Myke!



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      • 4 Years Ago
      About two too many zeros in the price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's kinda' cool looking... especially with the model only clad in body paint parked in front of it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I spy cameltoe.....it's probably a body stocking on a brazilian.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Folden...

        They could've named it...Hold.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or Hord.


        Does this dispel the incredulity of the concept for a Mustang-variant sport sedan for anyone?

        How is there not a Ford Falcon like this already, factory built from Ford?
        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah, wouldnt mind that at the local Auto Show, get the motor running 8^>
        slick 4-dr mustang.

      • 4 Years Ago
      To people that arent familiar with Holden, its are of the Chevy family , so what we have here is pretty much a Ford Chevy. OMG
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am sorry but this is sooo wrong on sooo many levels, someone tell the New Zealanders to leave our mustang alone. The only thing worse would be a mustang wagon. A 4dr Mustang ::cringe::
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's actually a HQustang. ;-)

        ...and far better than the Pustang (Minto?) abomination of the 70s that made a Mustang out of the Pinto platform. {shudder}
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rims are ugly/too big and there are too many stripes.

      Leave it grey w/black interior and some bullet wheels...
      http://www.clivesutton.co.uk/images/american-cars/bullitt-mustang/bullitt-mustang-leadbig1.jpg


      ...call it a day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks, Myke... or Thanks, Jalopnik??
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fugly Folden. It has a ring to it....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Forget about the "Folden", win your own HSV Clubsport R8 or FPV GT. KFC can help get you into the driver’s seat. Click here to find out more...http://bit.ly/V8Zingercomp
      • 4 Years Ago
      ABOMINATION! BURN IT. KILL IT. THEN KICK THE CREATORS IN THE NUTS!
      • 4 Years Ago
      .....The only way I ever want to see this car again, is if it's being eaten by "Christine".
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd love it if it weren't for the stupid wheels.

      Why the desire to always DUB things up?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holden CauFORD. Catcher in the RIDE.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well played, sir. Well played, indeed.
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