2020 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction
Lot
137

1992 Ford EB Falcon GT 'Manual' Sedan (Build No. 044)

$53,001

Sydney

Sold

Specifications

Engine V8, 4942cc
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Body Work Sedan
Colour Black Pearl
Interior Grey
Trim Leather with Cloth inserts
Wheels Cast alloy
Brakes Discs

Description

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Developed in conjunction with Tickford Vehicle Engineering, Ford marked the 25th anniversary of the original Falcon GT by launching a GT version of the then current EB Series II Fairmont Ghia in 1992.  The aim was to build a luxury performance sedan in the spirit of the original XR GT rather than a race-bred homologation special like the legendary GT-HOs.  Three colour choices were available (blue, black and red) and Ford offered the EB GT in both automatic and manual guises, using locally-sourced BTR boxes with four or five ratios respectively.  Exterior enhancements included a full body kit, lowered ride height and distinctive five-spoke alloys while the interior added two-tone grey leather upholstery, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel and a Burl walnut facia for a more luxurious feel.  Under the bonnet was a fully-imported Windsor 5.0 litre V8 with Ford SVO ‘GT40’ heads pumping out 200kW, resulting in a 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.3 seconds flat and a quarter-mile sprint of 15.2 seconds.  Costing $62,000 when new, the only options were a sunroof, CD player and Deluxe pack consisting of paint and fabric protection.  Produced from November 1992 until April 1993, total output was 265 units including; 10 pre-production cars, 240 earmarked for Australia and 15 exported to New Zealand.  Almost thirty years on, the individually-numbered EB Falcon GTs are now regarded as a modern classics and, undervalued for so many years, prices are now on the rise.