It’s the Holy Grail of Falcons

Riley Riley

Heading a star studded lineup of Aussie Muscle cars at Shannon’s Autumn Classic auction is the Holy Grail of Fords.

The XY-model Ford Falcon GT has been highly sought-after for several decades now, with collectors paying big money in recent years.

This driver-quality example – one of just 22 XY GTs built in this specification – is unlikely to buck that trend.

The stunning 1971 Ford XY Falcon GT finished in iconic Vermillion Fire.

This XY GT underwent a recent differential overhaul, had a new reproduction toploader manual gearbox shifter installed, plus the original radio was refitted.

Its 351ci V8 has a mild cam and breathes a little better thanks to a Holley carburettor and headers.

 It’s also fitted with a non-standard GT- HO front spoiler, GT – HO rear brakes and 36-gallon fuel tank. It rides on five slot steel wheels fitted with redline tyres.

The seats are vinyl but have non-factory velour cloth inserts. 

Enhancing its desirability, it also comes with an Australian Classic Car History Services (ACCHS) Report verifying its identity as one of just 22 1971 Ford Falcon GTs built to this specification and accompanying production confirmation from Ford.

Driven regularly by its current owner, it is conservatively expected to sell in the $130,000 – $150,000 range.

Other items of interest include a Plum Dinger coloured 1970 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 and a super-rare Tuxedo Black on black 1974 Holden LH SL/R 5000 — both expected to return in excess of $100,000.

The bidding gets underway at 7pm on September 17 in Melbourne. For details see here.

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