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1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III register almost sold out

A book that covers one of the most iconic cars in Australian motoring history – and traces every example ever built – is about to sell out, despite an eye-watering price of close to $300. The historic book lists every 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III ever produced. The mighty V8 dominated the Bathurst car races and was the fastest production sedan in the world at the time...

Rest in peace: Last Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo highway patrol car hands in its stripes

The Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo has reached the end of its run as a highway patrol car in Australia after almost two decades of service across four generations of Falcons. The final example – a marked sedan attached to Surry Hills highway patrol near the Sydney CBD – handed in its stripes on 31 March 2021 after clocking up 86,156km over four years...

Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sets new auction record: $1.15 million

Australians are continuing to pay record money for iconic Fords and Holdens – and experts predict the numbers will continue to climb for the foreseeable future. A fully restored 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III – which, according to The Australian newspaper, was previously owned by a Perth businessman whose investment scheme failed while owing at least $240 million to investors – sold last night for $1...

1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sells for $400,000: 'attacked with an axe, no engine, bring trailer'

A 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III left to rot in a shed for decades – missing an engine and had been attacked with an axe – sold for a mind-boggling $400,000 at auction at the weekend. Bidding on Grays Online passed $200,000 within 24 hours of the undriveable vehicle being listed last week, but it was passed in on the weekend once bids reached $350,000, having not met its reserve price...

Barn find! 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III to fetch in excess of $300,000

A 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III that’s a little worse for wear, not in original condition – and missing an engine – is still expected to fetch big money as it goes to auction this week. Auction house Grays Online believes bids will reach in excess of $300,000. As this article was published, the bidding was already past $200,000 barely 24 hours after the auction went live online...

1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 sells for $250k following 'Chicken Coupe' record sale

This pristine 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83 sedan has just sold auction for more than $250,000. This follows on from the recent sale of the 'Chicken Coupe' – a 1973 Ford Falcon GT RPO 83 Coupe that fetched $300,000, despite being left to rot in a barn for more than 30 years...

Reverse Gear podcast: A look back at the car world of 1998

Google was founded, Jo Beth Taylor said goodbye to Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, and the Spice Girls were spicing up everyone's life. But what was happening within the automotive world in 1998? Join Mandy Turner and Kez Casey on Reverse Gear, as they take you back to the biggest model launches, dissect Australian sales figures, take an in-depth look at the Ford Falcon AU, and discover 1998 cars currently for sale...

CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney for the EV mega test – listen out for the EV podcast special! – and is joined on the panel by Trent Nikolic and Tony Crawford. Geza emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com to ask if he should chip tune his 2014 Kia Rondo, used to haul the family and a camper trailer...

CarAdvice podcast special: Top 10 'most clicked' car news of 2016!

Join Mandy Turner and James Wong as they count down the top 10 'most clicked' car news content of 2016! What do you think was the biggest car news story of the year? Tell us in the comments below! Subscribe to the CarAdvice podcast: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | Omny | Stitcher You can also view a detailed list and description of episodes at caradvice...

CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. Not this time, though...

2012-13 Ford Falcon FG II ute recalled over rear axle fix: 3000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 3492 of its FG II Falcon utes over concerns a faulty rear axle could cause the wheel and axle assemblies to separate. The Blue Oval reports that the rear axle housing weld may crack, resulting in an oil leak and potentially causing the partial or full separation of the wheel assembly from the axle assembly...