This Genuine Falcon XY GT Which Was Discovered Sitting In An Old Shed For Decades – Resto Or Preserve?
This genuine Ford Falcon XY GT which was discovered sitting in an old shed for decades.
Bought from an earthmoving contractor near Toowoomba in the early ’80s by a Queensland farmer, he and his brother took it for one drive which scared the hell out of them.
After this, the GT sat in the shed for a few years until the tyres and battery both went flat. Forever busy, the farmer never got around to doing anything with the GT.
This Falcon GT was built in April 1971 with the 351/4V Cleveland V8 and FMX automatic which had been converted to a 4-speed manual back in the ’70s.
The paint code (6) is the much desired Vermilion Fire with black trim although the trim has since been customised with a ’70s ‘Bocca’ style pattern usually reserved for your grandmother’s couch.
The XY GT was one of 18 originally sold new by Finney Ford in Miranda, NSW and factory optioned with power steering, a laminated windscreen, dual racing mirrors and an 8-track stereo which appears long gone. According to the Australian Classic Car History Services it is just 1 of 1 made with the same build specifications.
This Ford Falcon GT was built in April 1971 with the 351/4V Cleveland V8 and FMX automatic which had been converted to a 4-speed manual back in the ’70s.
The GT is now showing 48,000 miles on the clock, and looks more than a little worse for wear. It hasn’t been started for more than 25 years, although it had its tyres pumped up and moved to another shed.
In need of a restoration, the plan is to let it sit until a decision is made what to do with the car. For the moment though, the GT is not for sale.