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.
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.
Holden HQ GTS Monaro Bathurst 1973 Car
Holden HQ Monaro GTS
A completely new generation body design emerged with the HQ series in July
1971, including the new Monaro 'LS' (commonly believed to mean "Luxury
Sports") model. There were no longer any six-cylinder versions of the
Monaro GTS, just 253 or optional 308 V8s or the top level GTS350 coupe. The
base model Monaro standard engine was enlarged to 173 cu in (2,830 cc)
whilst the Monaro LS had a broad spectrum of engine options from a 202 cu
in (3,310 cc) six to the 350 cu in (5,700 cc) V8. The new coupe design had
a much larger rear window and a squarer rear quarter window; it was somehow
seen as not as sporty looking compared to the earlier HK-HT-HG series, but
is often now considered one of the best looking body designs to come from
an Australian producer.
Up until 1973, the HQ Monaro GTS did not wear any body stripe ornamentation
and the 350 cubic inch (5.74 L) Chevrolet Small-Block V8 engine was a
little less potent than in previous HT/HG versions, especially with the
optional turbo-hydramatic 3-speed
automatic transmission. This, and the fact that the same 350 engine was
also available as on option in the
1971--1974 Holden HQ Monaro GTS sedan in South Australia.
large Statesman luxury sedan, probably contributed to a downgrade of the
Monaro GTS range in muscular image terms, as did the replacement of the
bigger coupes with the six-cylinder Holden Torana GTR XU-1 as the chosen GM
car for Australian touring car racing. The introduction of bonnet and
bootlid paint-outs in 1973 coincided with the release of the HQ Monaro GTS
in four door sedan configuration. It is generally considered that Holden
created the bold contrasting paint-outs in order that the new Monaro GTS
sedan would not be mistaken for the humble Kingswood sedan upon which it
The continued erosion of the GTS350 cache was compounded by the deletion of
specific '350' decals on the post-1973 cars, with all Monaro GTS coupes and
sedans now being externally labelled with the generic HQ series 'V8'
bootlid badge. In the final year of HQ production, i.e. 1974, the manual
transmission version of the GTS350 was discontinued and sales of the
automatic version were minimal prior to the engine option being quietly and
A factory 350 HQ GTS Monaro is very valuable today, with a 350 sedan
fetching as much as $50,000, and close to $100,000 for a 350 GTS Coupe.
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.
Ford Falcon GT HO Phase 4 
Excerpt from History Of The Ford Falcon (posted on my 'grubcomedia' channel
in full), this segment shows a real life Ford Falcon GT HO Phase 4, one of
only 4 surviving examples (at least back in 1998).
2600hp Ford Falcon??? The DIRTY BIRD
One badass bird! This 1968 Ford Falcon running on 275 Drag Radials lays
down around 2600hp through its 449ci Small Block Ford with a pair of 88mm
turbos, watch it tear down the track at
the North Star Dragaway x275 race.
Mad Max - Last V8 Interceptor Axle-hop Stop!
Met up with Justice, who runs Maxrockatansky.org and did a little bit of
filming near Lake Lewisville. Thought I'd throw in the axle-hop stop that
you see at the beginning of MM2: The Road Warrior. He doesn't throw it into
reverse, as many erroneously believe. It's this type of stop I demonstrate
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 Falcon V8 Skid Demo - RATTLA - D1NZ Grand Final, Hampton Downs 2011
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Sick V8 out on track with coloured smoke during the Lunch Break on Practice
Day at the Rockstar Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship Grand Final.
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, Auckland, New Zealand.
Filmed By Hayden Sterling
Unearthed: 1970 Bathurst 500 vision
Bathurst 1970 was a battle between the Falcon GT-HOs, Torana XU-1s and
Valiant Pacers. Here's a unique view of the action supplied to AMC by
reader Michael Dariz. It comes from an 8mm soundless film reel shot at the
Mountain shot by a TV crew member with his own gear. "Friends of mine gave
me this reel a while back because they knew I love the muscle car era,"
Kariz said. "The person who filmed this was contracted to a TV station back
then and the reason he did his own filming during his breaks was to try and
decide what car he was going to buy. The things people do!" Thanks Michael
(and the original cameraman) for sharing this vision.
$1,000,000 XY GTHO Phase 3
$1,000,000 1971 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 currently owned by Paul Carthew
who also owns one of the four XA GTHO Phase 4 race prototypes. Is this the
best original unrestored PH3 in the world?