1972 Ford Falcon XA GT + 1966 Mustang Fastback + 1954 Austin Healey - Phil's Picks #4861972 Ford Falcon XA GT + 1966 Mustang Fastback + 1954 Austin Healey - Phil's Picks #486

By: Phil Walker

Uncle Phil has been out searching for classics and collectables for you to enjoy, now the weather is on the up.

1972 Ford Falcon XA GT + 1966 Mustang Fastback + 1954 Austin Healey - Phil's Picks #4861972 Ford Falcon XA GT + 1966 Mustang Fastback + 1954 Austin Healey - Phil's Picks #486
Highly optioned and highly original


Unrestored and unmolested is this three-owner, matching numbers XA GT that’s ready for some TLC.

Its first owner went berserk when he clapped eyes on the options list, ticking the vinyl roof, radio/tape player, quarter vents, T-Bar FMX auto, Detroit Locker 9" diff and the dealer-fit under- dash aircon.

Its 351ci 4V V8 has been well cared for and it has many of its original components. The exterior got a coat of paint due to crazing, with the original paint still in the engine bay, boot and door jambs.

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The jack hasn’t been used and the original spare is in the boot.

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As the car was always garaged the interior is in very good nick. It is one of four with the paint, trim and options combo and comes with an ACCHS verification letter, for peace of mind. A rare opportunity.




Although the seventh-generation Mustang arrives here next year, these classics are my preference. They’re still head turners and are fabulous to drive on a leisurely weekend cruise with family or friends. First sold in Phoenix, this 1966 Fastback is finished in its original colours of Tahoe Turquoise with an Aqua interior, and is claimed to be in very original condition. While it wears Speedy wheels, it comes with period-correct rims with red-wall tyres. Under the bonnet is the default 289 V8, with this one paired to a four-speed manual and a Hurst shifter. The owner claims it has been incredibly reliable too.




When I was young, seeing an Austin Healey flash by was special. Low and sleek, with a fabulous exhaust note, there was nothing like them. This Australian delivered car has its authenticity verified, with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate. It underwent a bare-metal resto and in 1997, painted in its current colours. It’s powered by a 2.7lt four, with a three-speed manual with electric overdrives. It has a fold-flat windscreen, fluted bonnet, chrome wire wheels, wood-rim steering wheel, soft top and, removable side windows, for those hot English summers.




If they're good enough for the Apollo astronauts, I reckon they’re good enough for anyone. And I confess to having a soft spot for them. How cool would it have been rocking up to Cape Kennedy each day in a C3. This late 1969 model appears in fine fettle, with the owner claiming it to be the best example in the land, with no expense spared. It has custom plates and features power windows, aircon, stainless exhaust, and has its original jack, plus a full size spare. It’s being sold with service and owner’s manuals, drawings and electrical diagrams, so you will know every inch of it.


2007 BMW 335I


If you want something with a bit of poke and Euro panache in your shed, you could do a lot worse than this E90-series BMW 335i. The Three Series was the biggest seller for the brand. Its punchy 3lt six combined with a six-speed, steptronic gearbox, delivers plenty of go and like most BMWs, it’ll be a good thing to punt through bends. Adding to that is the prestigious look and feel of the cabin, finished in soft white hue, to complement the black exterior. They were a decent old sip when new, and this sixteen year old example has travelled 116,307kms.


From Unique Cars #486, Dec 2023

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