Five awesome Blue Ovals at Lloyds

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Iconic Fords up for grabs at May 27 classic car auction

Lloyds Auctions has Ford fans covered at their upcoming classic car auction on Saturday May 27, with a big selection of blue oval beauties going under the hammer.

Here are our five picks:

1977 Ford Falcon XC Hardtop coupe

1977 Ford Falcon XC Hardtop coupe

This isn’t just any old XC hardtop, this is a piece of Australian motor racing history. What we have here is Dick Johnson’s actual ‘Tru Blu’ liveried XC hardtop race car. A genuine Bryan Byrt-built racer, this was the vehicle that was campaigned by Dick Johnson in the 1978 and 1979 Australian Touring Car Championship. In addition, it also competed at Mount Panorama in ’78 and ’79.

The XC is in ‘race spec’ and has a CAMS logbook. What’s more is that the Falcon comes with Johnson’s original race suit and helmet. How cool is that? It’s not going to go cheap though, as the bidding had reached $185,000 at the time of writing.

1974 Ford Falcon XB GT sedan

1974 Ford Falcon XB GT sedan

Ford’s Falcon XB series is very much on the collector radar.

This example is said to be a mint four door sedan that has undergone an extensive restoration. Painted in factory ‘Yellow Blaze’, it also features: a new T50 double bumper, long range fuel tank, factory fitted air-conditioning, power steering, electric windows, rear wing and original wheels. With matching numbers, it comes with a Ford authenticity letter and a number of concours wins under its belt. The current bid is $55,000.

1977 Ford Falcon XC GS Rally Pack Panel Van

1977 Ford Falcon XC GS Rally Pack Panel Van

This XC Panel Van with the optional Grand Sport (GS) Rally Pack is a seriously cool trip down memory lane. And it’ a full respray and restoration, memory lane feels like it was yesterday. The restoration is said to have included a completely new front end, factory optional disc brakes, limited-slip diff and full length load lining. The panel van also retains the original radio cassette, so you can put your AC/DC tapes back to good use.

This XC also has the benefit of being an original matching numbers vehicle and comes with the highly desirable combination of 4.9lt V8 and four-on-the-floor manual box

1989 Ford Falcon EA Falcon S ‘Brock’

1989 Ford Falcon EA Falcon S ‘Brock’

Now here’s a contentious one for you, a Falcon baring the signature of King of the Mountain and Holden fan-boy god, Peter Brock. That’s right, following the massive bust-up between Brocky and Holden over the Polarizer and Director fiasco, Peter Perfect turned to the Blue side and started performance modifying EA Falcons. Roughly 200 examples of the EA ‘Brockfords’ were completed by Brock and his tuning company Austech Developments, and they really are quite rare. You can read a full review here.

This particular model is the Falcon S and features performance upgrades such as a new exhaust system with twin sports cats, an upgraded camshaft, tweaks to the cars ECU and a cold air intake. These mods added an additional 25.5kW to the Ford’s then new multi-point 6-cylinder donk and brought the EA’s total power output up to 164.5kW.

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

Last and by no means least is this Ford Mustang Fastback. Styled to look like the hyper rare Shelby GT500, this shape will look familiar to anyone who has watched the movie Gone in 60 seconds. Eleanor Mustangs have since become a global industry and this one had a full nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2010.

The work is said to have included a number of such as a fully balanced 406ci V8, competition hydraulic camshaft, hardened inserts for unleaded fuel, 11-inch clutch, extractors, custom tail shaft, rebuilt 9-inch limited slip diff, new clutches inside the diff and a  conversion to disc brakes at all four corners with aluminium callipers. At the time of writing the bidding had reached $60,500.

View a full list of the cars here.

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