Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 1-3/XC Cobra - 2019 Market Review

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Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 1-3/Falcon XC Cobra

Market focus in this segment has been all about GTHO Falcons and one Phase 3 in particular. That car with enough ‘provenance’ to fill its sizeable fuel tank was promoted as being worth A$1 million and after some auctioneer urging did just that.

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A couple of equally worthy cars then fell short of seven digits, perhaps encouraging owners to keep their HOs in the shed and wait for the market to stabilise.

We don’t think the averages showing for Phase 1 and 2 cars are representative either, but that can’t be tested until more appear in the market.

One Falcon perhaps worth another bid when sold at $390,000 was an XC ‘Bathurst’ Cobra.

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One of just 30 cars made, these XCs are exceptionally rare and help maintain values of lesser versions in the $150-200,000 bracket.

GTHO Phase 1 $175,000 [1] 

GTHO Phase 2 $392,500 [5]

GTHO Phase 3 $820,100 [3]  

XC Cobra 4.9 $163,335 [3]

XC Cobra 5.8 $174,000 [2] 

XC ‘Bathurst’ Cobra $390,000 [1]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.


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