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Most valuable Australian-made road car? 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III discovered with 12,800 original miles

This could be the most valuable Australian-made road car to date, except there is just one catch. It’s not for sale, so its price for now is anyone’s guess. A restored 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III set an auction record earlier this year after being bought by a Sydney art collector for $1.15 million...

Found after all these years! The stolen Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III in this iconic photo

The 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III at the centre of one of the most famous photos ever taken of an Australian muscle car has reportedly been found decades after it was stolen and cut up for parts. And the car enthusiast who in 2015 stumbled on the remains dumped decades earlier on a property in rural NSW says he wants to piece it back together...

Unearthed: Last one-owner 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III in existence

EXCLUSIVE When a scruffy 20-year-old turned up to a Perth Ford showroom to kick the tyres on a brand-new 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III, the dealer refused to let him test drive it. Instead, Mike – then an apprentice chef – was given a test ride from the passenger seat...

Last Ford Falcon ESP V8 with just 60km on the clock pulls $355,000 at auction

The last Ford Falcon ESP V8 built in Australia – which had just 60km on the clock and was kept by a Queensland dealership for almost 40 years – has been sold in as-new condition for $355,000 in a Grays Online auction overnight. The hammer fell at $354,759, not including the additional 7.5 per cent auction fee charged to the buyer...

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...