1967 Ford Falcon XR GT - Reader Ride

By: Phil Grant, Photography by: Cristian Brunelli

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Phil Grant talks about his stunning gold 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT

 

Phil Grant's 1967 Ford Falcon XR GT

Phil Grant admits to being a long-term Falcon tragic. He’s been heavily involved with the Falcon scene over the years and did much of the legwork to gather up the gang of cars and owners for our our special Goodbye Falcon feature.

For him, it’s one generation in particular that has lasting appeal – the XR Falcon – and he has three of them. In addition to the GT you see here, the Falcon 500 in the main group is his, along with a track car that’s ‘between engines at the moment’.

And this gold beauty? "I wanted an XR GT for years and looked for 15. This one came up through a phone call from a friend. I changed a few little things to make it the way I wanted it.

"The guy I bought it off said it was his uncle's car, he made it driveable, with better shockers and XY disc brakes. "It’s been painted but all the original parts went back on.

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"Nothing’s been done to the engine. It got reconditioned and that was it. There were no horsepower gains, it still runs original manifolds.

"The prices have gone through the roof in the last couple of years and the thing is next year they’ll be 50 years old. A lot of people are running around trying to get them, they’re pretty hard to come by and don’t last long in the market."

Does the local shut-down affect him? "I’ve got all the cars I want – I have three of these, so I’m not too worried."

Phil's XR GT was one of our cover cars from issue #393 (Sept, '16)

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What's a Falcon XR GT worth?

See our XR value guide here and buyer's guide here.

 

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