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by Matt Brogan

Shannons will put three high-performance Ford Falcon GT models under the hammer at Monday’s Autumn Classic Auction in Melbourne.

The pick of the trio for classic car lovers is a one-owner 1970 XW GT sedan. The original buyer’s father was a test driver for Ford Australia and after testing the car at the company’s Proving Ground near Geelong, earmarked the Grecian Gold vehicle for his son to buy because of its exceptional performance.

Offered registered with its original black and white Victorian number plates, the GT has been modified to run on premium unleaded petrol and comes with a supply of parts required for normal servicing, as well as spare decals.

The car is expected to sell in the $90,000 to $110,000 range.

For more modern enthusiasts, a one-owner 1997 EL GT sedan is also on offer. Build number 202 of the scheduled 250 built, the ’30th Anniversary Falcon GT’ was the first product of Ford Australia’s new high-performance partner, Tickford Vehicle Engineering.

Powered by a 200kW 5.0-litre Windsor V8, the EL GT includes such standard features as lowered suspension, climate control, premium 250w sound system and leather upholstery.

The car is expected to sell in the $22,000 – $28,000 range.

Finally, an even more affordable modern offering for GT buyers comes in the form of this 1992 EB XR8 ‘Allan Moffat’ HO sedan. The car began its life as a Falcon S Pack sedan before being delivered to Phase Autos early in its life.

There, Wayne Draper installed a host of available options including an oil cooler, high flow fuel pump and radiator, vented and cross-drilled discs with GT pads, sports suspension and a mandrel bent exhaust system.

This EB-HO has also been fitted with a two-way electric sunroof, tinted windows, power steering, air conditioning and a MOMO steering wheel. The personalised number plates HO 302 remain with the vehicle.

The car is expected to sell in the $16,000 to $20,000 range.

The three Falcons are amongst 52 cars and motorcycles and 20 items of automobilia in the Shannons Autumn Auction to be held Monday, March 15th.




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