1972 Ford Falcon XA-GT-HO
Phase 4 "170MPH Factory Prototype Race Car"
Falcon GT HO Phase 4 Factory Prototype Bathurst Race Car. Hand built seam welded and blueprinted producing almost 400HP. This unmolested intact factory race car with under 5,000 miles is one of only three manufactured by Ford Special Vehicles for Allan Moffat & Fred Gibson.
1964 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S
Motor: Chrysler 273 V8, Roller Cam, Arias Pistions, 4 x 48mm Weber carbs on
custom manifold, Crower conrods, steel crankshaft, custom extractors.
Gearbox: Chrysler 4 speed new process, with Hurst shifter.
Diff: Chrysler limited slip.
Suspension: Lowered with heavy duty shocks & sway bars. Torsion bar front,
leaf spring rear.
Wheels: Performance, Superlite 6" x 15" with Yokohama Tyres
Class NB Lap Record Wakefield Park Clocked at 164MPH down conrod straight
2009 Toyota Lexus LFA
Lexus began taking orders for the LFA supercar on October 23, 2009. Buyers
will be selectively chosen by Lexus in the second quarter of 2010.
Production will begin in December 2010 as a 2011 model. Only 500 total LFA
models will be made worldwide, with only 20 produced each month. Each car
will be custom ordered to the customer's specifications, and will cost an
estimated US$375,000, depending on options and customization.
Production LFAs, lined up in Yokohama
Following the LFA's release at the Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus unveiled a
website with a 'LFA configurator' which allowed users to select exterior
and interior colors, brake caliper colors, seats, steering wheel leather,
and other interior designs. In total, there are over 30 billion possible
configurations. Each LFA will be hand-built by a dedicated production team
of engineers and specialists at Toyota's Motomatchi plant in Aichi, Japan.
In the North American market 150 LFAs will be initially sold through a two
year lease program much like the Ferrari F50. This is to prevent owners
from reselling the vehicle for a profit. Racing driver Scott Pruett was
hired to give test drives to interested buyers, demonstrating the vehicle's
capabilities at Auto Club Speedway. The Lexus division of Toyota Motor USA
will stop taking orders at the end of 2009, in which they will talk about a
purchase plan for the lessees. Lexus later changed their stance and allowed
outright purchase, but only on the condition that they sign an agreement
giving the dealer first right of refusal to buy back the LFA if the owner
wants to sell it within the first two years. The dealer will have the
option to buy back the used LFA for either fair market value or the
original sticker price, whichever is lower. In the European market buyers
order their LFA through a single Lexus dealer located in Park Lane, London
where it is purchased outright.
During LFA production, each vehicle will receive a plaque which is
individually numbered, indicating the unit's place in the production run.
Each LFA V10 engine will also bear the signature of the specialist who
With 20 units produced monthly, production of the entire LFA run will last
for 25 months, from December 2010 to December 2012.
McLeod Ford Falcon XA GT 351
Goss debuted at the Bathurst 500 in 1969 driving a McLeod Ford (with its
distinctive yellow/black chequer windscreen strip) sponsored Ford Falcon
GTHO, but Goss's co-driver Dennis Cribbin crashed the Falcon at Forrest
Elbow. In 1970 John Goss posted the fastest lap during the Bathurst 500 in
his XW Falcon GTHO Phase II. The following year Goss won two rounds of the
Toby Lee Series at Oran Park against such opposition as Colin Bond and Fred
Goss won the 1972 South Pacific Touring Car Series and the 1972 Sandown 250
endurance race, both in Series Production Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III's.
He also put his Falcon on the front row of the grid at the 1972
Hardie-Ferodo 500, qualifying second fastest behind the Works GTHO of
expat-Canadian Allan Moffat. Engine failure after splashing around for 24
wet laps ended Goss' race.
With the Series Production class being replaced by the new Group C Touring
Car class in 1973, Goss was the first driver to develop and race the new
Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop. Unlike Series Production, the new Group C rules
allowed considerable modifications. Goss obtained sponsorship from Shell
and Max McLeod, a prominent Ford dealer in Rockdale, New South Wales --
known for his "Horn cars" -- as well as obtaining factory assistance from
Ford Australia, who provided Goss with purpose-built XA racing chassis.
Goss was actually the first to race the XA Hardtop in the 1973 ATCC, even
before the Works team who used a modified Phase III GTHO and didn't make
the switch to the Hardtop until the Endurance races later in the year. Goss
and Kevin Bartlett teamed up for the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst
and qualified on pole position with a time of 2:33.4 (it was to be Goss'
only pole at Bathurst) ahead of the GTR-XU1 Holden Torana of Peter Brock
and Doug Chivas. Goss started and built up a good lead which was kept until
he was involved in a crash at The Cutting which damaged his front end. The
Falcon suffered radiator damage which later caused its retirement on lap
110 of the now 163 lap race (prior to 1973 race distance was 500 miles and
ran only 130 laps.
The pair returned to Bathurst for the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in the same
car -- repainted from yellow to blue after losing Shell as their major
sponsor -- and proved to have the reliability needed to last through a race
marred by driving rain, finishing first. To celebrate the victory, Ford
Australia released a limited edition XB Falcon Hardtop in 1975 called the
John Goss Special. Actual production numbers of these cars were never
released by Ford, but estimates range anywhere between 260 and 800 -- they
are now considered collectible.
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupe
Purchased by the vendor at the Bonhams UK's Silverstone Classics auction in
July 2010, this fine example of the Bertone bodied 2600 Sprint is one of
only 597 factory built RHD Sprints recorded.
The expansive history file details restoration work by the renowned
Brookside Garage in the nineties, which was owned by former AROCA UK
Chairman John Dooley. At this point the chassis was stripped and re-painted
while the engine was also rebuilt. New brakes were also installed at this
time. Fast forward some ten years and the 2600 had only travelled a further
1000 miles before its owner decided to return it to its original
specification. The exterior was restored to its original Rosso Amaranto
finish and the interior was re-trimmed in black leather, with new
headlining and carpets. Around this time a set of Dellorto carbs replaced
the original Solex arrangement and electronic ignition was fitted whilst
new Michelin rubber encased genuine NOS hubcaps. Steering and suspension
components were also rebuilt where necessary. With receipts on file
exceeding $70,000 this 2600 Sprint has had the hard work done and is now
ready to enjoy. The receipt file includes copies of brochures and road
tests. The Alfa will be sold registered in Victoria until November 2011
with a Victorian Roadworthy Offered by the vendor after sale.
Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 4 test drive
The Falcon GTHO Phase 4 is one of the rarest muscle cars ever built by
Ford. Only 4 were ever made and 3 are beleived to still exist. 3 were
purpose built for production car racing and only one made it through the
production line before the program was cancelled due to the "muscle car
scare" in Australia.
It is to Australia, what the Mustang Boss 429 is to the USA - The
ultimate muscle car.
Australian Ford Falcon Club XA XB XC XW XY, Mad Max, Fury Road, XC Cobra
A tribute to classic Aussie Falcons from owners all over the world. This
online club is over ten years old now thanks to the efforts of a few
diehard enthusiasts. Thanks to all who shared the pictures of their cars on
the club website to make this video. If any club members object to this
video, it will be taken down.
Ford XA GT Falcon
More at http://www.classiccar.co.nz. 1972 Ford XA GT Falcon, 300BHP @
5400rpm. 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8.
Check out this car on Checka:
Ford XA GT Coupe Cobweb Blowout To Waroona
All Australian Car Show at The Waroona Local Show Grounds. 13th April 2014.
How We Got There.............................The Term "Barreling Down The
Highway" is realized to good effect. 1972 was not a quiet sedate
manufacture of GT vehicles. All about the noise and smells and no
insulation of the firewall. How things were, not how they are now.
R.I.P. Ford Australia 2016.............
Music Snippets From:
falcon COUPES & GT LoVe the BEAT
falcon COUPES & GT LoVe the BEAT of a V8 351 302 250
AUStralia FORD FALCON THE 1973 XB COUPE PROBABLY MOST FAMOUS IN THE MAD MAX
MOVIES starring Mel Gibson AS AN INTERCEPTOR now
falcon GT XB COUPE first in MAD MAX now ERIC BANA LOVE THE BEAST we know
the passion of AUSSIE MUSCLE CARS:- BATHURST etc Anybody who admires owns
or dreams of owning a high performance car,GT or similar in fact any car
www.aussiemuscle.go.to this webgroup shares the spirit,we appreciate all
aspects of the aussie muscle cars ,rivals
street,replicas,racers,stock,showcars or as they are and racer imports and
rivals.The original MSN falcon GT website UNMASKED ..
A terrific group for the admirers of the falcon GT This website was
created because of a passion for a favourite car this one was the 500 the
XA 1972 JG23MK FORD falcon 500 4door sedan X -VICTORIAN POLICE
INTERCEPTOR USA POWERED CLEVELAND V8 351 CID 4v motor with 4 speed Top
loader gearbox and 9" LSD
although I sold this car it still amazes me that this was one of the
fastest road cars in the world at the time and what a thrill to drive..So
natrually the Jewel of this edition was the XA GT HO PHASE 4 as this was
axed the XA falcon GT sedan or hardtop RP083 was the successor as the new
XB falcon GT was downgraded due to new Exhaust emission controls. This website is a
tribute to the first real aussie V8 muscle cars and evolutions that
followed.Australias ford falcons were based on American ford falcons until
circa 1971 when the USA falcon range ended then Australia continued with
the all new aussie 1972 XA ford falcon which was this model FORD FALCON the
first all AUSTRALIAN DESIGN introduced in 1972.email us with any
information on any cars that you may own or know about or see pictured on
THE FORD FALCON GT 2 DOOR HARDTOPS XA,XB,XC,achieved more notable victories
than the GT HOs and endured from 1973 to 1979..6 YEARS WITH THREE BATHURST
WINS the XA was the most victorious with 2 wins
ONLY TWO BATHURST WINS the GTHOs XW &XY 1969 to 1972 ..4 YEARS 2 models
In fact the XA falcon GT HARDTOP was the most successful car of the falcon
GTs at BATHURST thx JohnnY Is GooD
Falcon XY 9-second true street car
Arty's Ford XY runs into the 9s for the first time. The car was driven to
and from the track and raced in full street trim (3690lb with driver) for
consistent 9s and then driven to the pizza shop to celebrate!
Dandy Engines powered naturally aspirated 440ci Windsor V8 running on
98-octane pump fuel through the mufflers and street radial tyres. Making
800hp the car has room to improve yet.
Ford Falcon 200 six cylinder engine build
Thanks for all the encouraging comments! If you'd like to keep up with the
1963 Ford Falcon Wagon build, check out all the stories here:
http://www.MyRideisMe.com builds a six cylinder Ford engine, step by step.
With guidance from my pops, a retired Ford mechanic, he shows me how, then
I give it my best shot, not always successful the first time, I hope
everyone interested in building their own engine can learn a little