XY GT warming up
Check out this hot XY GTHO replica in wild violet, warming up. White
interior with 4 speed top loader, globe wheels, fresh 351 Cleveland and all
the best and original running gear. What dreams are made of...
Crazy Falcon GT Burnout
Craziest driveway burnout in the history of burnouts.
The Ford Falcon GT is an automobile which was produced by Ford Australia
from 1967 to 1976 and 2003 to the present day with intermittent limited
edition anniversary models offered in between. Since 2003 the car has been
marketed as the FPV GT but FPV continue to release anniversary editions
commemorating the release of the original 1967 model. The Falcon GT is
inextricably linked with the history of Australian muscle car production
and with the evolution of Australian domestic motor racing.
The GT was introduced as a performance variant of the Australian Ford
Falcon XR series in 1967. GT variants were also offered in: 1968 XT, 1969
XW, 1971 XY, 1972 XA, 1973 XB models. HO (Handling Options) variants
released with XW and XY model ranges, further modified for performance and
were essentially homologation specials for motor racing. A XA version of
the HO was abandoned in the early stage of development due to public
pressure in 1972 after an infamous newspaper campaign.
After a rest of sixteen years the GT badge was revived for a 25th
anniversary edition of the 1992 EB series Falcon with a 30th anniversary
version offered in 1997 on the EL Falcon. From 2003 the GT badge was
inherited by Ford Australia's performance tuning arm, Ford Performance
Vehicles and the FPV GT has been offered continuously since 2003 on the BA,
BF (2006) and FG (2008) model ranges.
The 1967 XR series was a major shift in the evolution of the Falcon, then
still being adapted from its American counterpart for Australian release.
The car was noticeably larger compared to the XP model range. For the first
time Ford Australia offered a V8 engine on the range, the 289-cubic-inch
engine then in use on the Ford Mustang. As part of the introduction
a new high-performance version, the GT was introduced, based around the
success of GT versions of the Ford Cortina. The GT Falcon would be marketed
in exactly the same way as the GT Cortinas with the competition arm of Ford
Australia preparing production racing cars to race at the Bathurst 500. The
factory racing team, led by veteran driver/engineer Harry Firth entered two
cars, one for himself and Fred Gibson and the other for the Geoghegan
brothers, Ian and Leo. After a day long battle against three Alfa Romeos at
Bathurst in 1967, the team emerged with a 1--2 team victory which captured
the public imagination and sales figures soared. The move forced General
Motors-Holden's and Chrysler Australia to respond with their own
performance editions of their large sedan in 1968 when neither had such
vehicles planned, beginning the era of the Australian muscle car.
Over the next five years each of the three manufacturers produced faster and faster variants. Engine capacity increased,
first to 302 cubic inches displaced, then finally 351 c.i.d. Ford
introduced the HO (handling options) package in the 1969 XW model range,
essentially producing road registerable racing cars for the leading
production touring car teams to exploit. these homolgation specials reached
their zenith with the Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III in 1971, a car which Allan
Moffat used to smash all opposition in the 1971 Bathurst enduro and would
remain the fastest four-door production saloon in the world until the
introduction of the Lotus Carlton 19 years later.
A fear campaign against the homolgation specials started with headlines of
"160 MPH Street Cars soon!" led to Ford dropping production with the
planned Falcon GT HO Phase IV. For their own part, touring car racing
regulations were altered, creating the 1973 Group C regulations, which
allowed production cars to be modified for racing independently of the road
going cars, reducing pressure on manufacturers to put racing modifications
into the road cars.
A Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III was the most expensive Australian vehicle sold
at auction selling for $A750.000. A previous sale had been for $A683,650.
In 1971 a Phase III won the Bathurst 500 driven by Allan Moffat.
NZV8TV Ep11 - Ford Falcon GTHO, Nurburgring, drag racing, muscle car racing - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. Feature Car: Nick Kale's genuine GTHO Phase II
Ford Falcon. This is the real deal with a prestigious racing history, now
restored to perfection.
Andy's back from the 24-hour around Nürburgring, so look out for a full
report from him.
Young Achievers: Speaking of successful racing, we catch up with Anthony
Marsh, as seen in the current issue of NZV8 Magazine, Anthony has been
having huge success at the dragstrip in the Metalman Dragster.
Muscle Car Racing: We caught up with Shane Moore and his ex Super
GT-winning Commodore at Taupo recently, and were amazed with the vehicle.
Shane tells us all about it on this week's show.
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 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).
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.
GTHO Ford Falcon XY Phase 3
Red 351 phase 3 XY HO GT Falcon, original running gear, engine and Bathurst
wheels, has been restored for practical use. Available in Sydney
falcon GTHO PHASE 4 CATCHER XA 351 INTERCEPTOR
over 40 YEARS AGO Before the road warrior before MAD MAX who drove the MPF
INTERCEPTOR the YELLOW 1973 XB model 351 V8 sedan FORD Australia.
Well lets introduce you to the MOTHER the fastest REAL POLICE HIGHWAY
PURSUIT INTERCEPTOR was the XA 3rd GENERATION falcon ceased production in
the USA the XY shape was their LAST this is the FIRST ALL AUSTRALIAN
model.THE V8 falcon XA INTERCEPTOR 1972 HIGHWAY PURSUIT 351 V8 4 SPEED
MANUAL SEDAN the falcon GT HO PHASE 4 catcher this was purpose built
Regular Production Order (RPO?) for VICTORIA POLICE to catch the fastest
cars if needed. In APRIL 1972 coincidently in MAY 1972 3 brambles red
falcon GTs were being transformed into HO PHASE 4.The POLICE INTERCEPTOR
external appearance was an unpretentious unmarked white falcon 500 this
was the 1972 falcon 500 5th GENERATION aust. XA interceptor PSUEDO falcon
GT HO PHASE 4 VICTORIA POLICE HIGHWAY CAR by FORD MOTOR COMPANY AUSTRALIA
in 1972 a few months later
THE SUPERCAR SCARE HEADLINES 160 MPH+ (miles per hour) cars on the street
killed the advent of 200 PRODUCTION falcon GT HO PHASE 4s maybe beside four
models accounted in our history how about the XA VICTORIA POLICE
INTERCEPTORS PRODUCED as falcon 500 351 that were out to catch any of these
that may break the road rules...enter THE falcon VICTORIAN POLICE HIGHWAY
PURSUIT XA 351 CARS the ones built around early 1972 too were such a BEAST
and later the CANDY CARS with candy stripes front and sides although some
were an unmarked white colour with simple 351 badges on the lower front of
the front fenders..with saddle trim and rubber moulded floors this SUBJECT
car may have had the blackout bonnet and plain rear it had siren on the
bonnet and at least a roof ariel ..THIS IS MY OH MY one fast road car This
one after 36000 miles of duty as an victoria police interceptor I was lucky
enough to have in NOVEMBER 1973 when VICTORIA POLICE finished with it
..BUILD DATE in APRIL 1972 SOLD by B.S. STILWELL $3,800
VH 308 trying to catch the XY GT 351 at Phillip Island
The XY pulled out to avoid a slower car and I had to lift off the throttle,
he got away from me but I got most of it back under brakes. This was at a
PIARC sprint back in '06, I still had a dodgy old video camera that had
trouble coping with it all.