Top 5 Aussie Collectables: Number 1

Top 5 Aussie Collectables: Ford Falcon XY GT and GTHO

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 1970 - 1972
  5800 cc
  300-370 bhp
  4 spd. man
Top Speed:
  229 km/h
Number Built:
A local sedan with muscle under the bonnet, the XY GT and GTHO have become legendary - many people creating replica's from more humble Falcon 500 vehicles - and as the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Unashamedly designed to win the prestigous Bathurst 500 at Mount Panorama, Ford created at the time the world's fastest four-door production car.

Motoring journalists loved the power, and nearly everyone with an interest in classic Aussie cars will remember the famous photo taken from the inside of a GT as it hurtled down the Hume Highway, with the speedo wound off the clock (well past the 140 mph mark).

Styling was also legenday, with the "shaker" perhaps the most noteable "add on" cosmetic improvement to this day.

Unlike some of the gregarious spoilers and add on kits adourning current cars, the GT had subtle but aerodynamically necessary improvements that gave the vehicle an agressive but dignified look.

Considerable appreciation in this vehicle over the last 15 years may put it out of range for some collectors, however like "bricks and mortar", the GT will remain a sound classic car investment.

Good examples of the GTHO are now selling for a little over twice the value of the average Australian home, and it's only a matter of time before they reach the magic $1,000,000
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