Bathurst GT-HO Falcons - A Photographic History

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When the management of the Ford Motor Company of Australia approved production of the GT-HO Falcon with the specific task of winning Australia's premier car race, The Hardie Ferodo 500 at Bathurst, never in their wildest dreams would they have envisaged that they - the 1969 XW GT-HO, the 1970 XW GT-HO Phase 2 and the 1971 XY GT-HO Phase 3 - would become such icons of the motoring world.

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When the management of the Ford Motor Company of Australia approved production of the GT-HO Falcon with the specific task of winning Australia's premier car race, The Hardie Ferodo 500 at Bathurst, never in their wildest dreams would they have envisaged that they - the 1969 XW GT-HO, the 1970 XW GT-HO Phase 2 and the 1971 XY GT-HO Phase 3 - would become such icons of the motoring world.

These cars, expecially the XY GT-HO Phase 3, have captured the imagination of the Australian motoring enthusiast. Not only are these cars admired by Ford lovers, but they are appreciated by the rival camps as well.

Today original GT-HO Falcons are highly prized assets with their value reflecting their appeal. They are being sold for many times their original sale price, with prices going up all the time, more so for genuine racing versions of which few remain. With owners spending thousand of dollars and countless man-hours restoring the cars to their original condition, the future of the GT-HO is assured of its place in Australian motoring history.

Of course, the racing GT-HO Falcons would not have been a success if not driven by very talented drivers such as Allan Moffat, John Goss, Ian and Leo Geoghegan, John French, Fred Gibson and the like, to make them so successful as they were. 

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