Ford Falcon XY GT - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Big fast auto seen as an investment

Ford Falcon XY GT - today's tempter
Big GT Ford sedan was a serious performance car for its day.

Ford Falcon XY GTs and of course their GT-HO cousins have established themselves primarily as investment cars for a lot of people. though you still see a smattering being used as Sunday toyds.

Prices for premium Australian muscle cars have been on the rise again lately with one of the more notable recent sales being a Monaro GTS 350 auto going for $310,000 at Lloyds last month.

XY Falcons are the most desirable fo the family car series, built from 1970 through to 1972. Sedans, wagons, panelvans and utilities were offered. There was also a very brief run of 4WD utilities.

Two sixes (3.3 and 4.1lt) were offered along with two V8s (4.9 and 5.8lt). Behind those you had a choice of three or four-speed manuals or three-speed autos.

The GT was a long way up the pecking order in the factory catalogue and was a serious performance car for its day. With the 351 (5.8lt) in the nose, it had plenty of grunt. This example also runs a C4 auto.

The 1970 car advertised here appears to be very well presented and the seller says it has matching numbers. Located in in WA, the price is $168,888.

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