2020 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction & Rare Number Plates
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1970 Ford XY Falcon 'GT Replica' Sedan (Nulon 'Project XY')

$90,000 - $110,000

Specifications

Engine V8, 351-cid
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Engine No. JG37TE80432K
Chassis No. JG22KA39763K
Body Work Sedan
Colour Track Red
Interior Black
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Discs

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Description

Ford Australia’s second-generation Falcon began with the Mustang-influenced XR series in September 1966, the first local model to be offered with the option of V8 muscle under the bonnet.  Unlike the original XK-XP series, the new XR Falcon had plenty of local input in both the design and development and gave rise to the uniquely Australian muscle car, the GT.  The succeeding XT and XW models heralded a whole host of improvements, including better equipment levels and more powerful engines, before the ultimate development, the XY model range, was introduced in October 1970.  With revamped front and rear sheet metal, Ford created what many regard as the best-looking Falcon of all, successfully updating the original shape for a new decade.  Sold in either six-cylinder or V8 form, the XY offered more performance than ever, was better built and - with improvements to the seats, handling and ride – proved a more refined package, that found favour with the press and public alike.  The Fairmont remained a more luxurious, better-equipped version of the Falcon and both could be had with the new range of Aussie seven main bearing six-cylinder engines, either in 200-cid or 250-cid guise, the latter remaining a mainstay of the Ford range for years to come.  The much-improved Cruise-O-Matic gearbox became the only automatic transmission available, fitted as standard equipment on Fairmonts and optional on Falcons.  For buyers seeking more grunt, Ford offered the 302-cid or formidable 351-cid V8s, as found in the legendary GT and race-bred HOs. Ford continued building a range of commercials, including the panel van and utility and even went so far as to offer a four-wheel drive ute.  The XY Falcon represented the end of an era and has always had a strong following amongst Ford enthusiasts, to the extent that values have been rising sharply across the range, from the base level Falcon 500s to the ultimate GT-HO Phase III. 

History

  • Stunning Falcon XY GT Replica
  • Professionally rebuilt with BK Race Engines motor
  • Priced well below build cost
 
Built by local oil company Nulon in conjunction with Street Machine magazine as a prize giveaway in 2018, “Project XY” transformed a humble six-cylinder Falcon 500 into a fire-breathing replica of the hero GT model, the ultimate muscle car of the era.  After being stripped and sand blasted the body was sent to Spray Fever for rust repairs and repainted in the iconic Track Red colour, while the interior was completely re-done by Unique Marine and Upholstery with correct GT dash, console and all new trim.  Starting with a 351 Cleveland, renowned engine builders BK Race Engines stroked the motor out to 408-cid with strengthened internals including SCAT rods and crankshaft, forged pistons and a solid camshaft.  Topped by a CHI 3V head, billet carburettor and single-plane manifold, the motor was dyno tested at a mighty 473kW.  The transmission is a period-correct Top Loader mated to the classic 9-inch diff, while the brakes and suspension have been suitably upgraded with a MacPherson rack and pinion front end conversion.  Documented in a series of videos available on YouTube, the ground-up build was completed with a brand-new wiring loom made by Raiden Technologies, using a Haltech fuse box.  The lucky winner was a chap from Sydney who has driven the car sparingly before making the tough decision to place it up for auction.  Showing just 246 miles on the clock and presenting in showroom condition, this unique GT Replica stands alone, built without regard to expense to be the very best.  Estimated well under build cost, this fantastic Ford will be sold fully registered in NSW until March 2020.  
 

We advise all bidders to check with your state’s registration authorities regarding any requirements for engineering modifications carried out to the vehicle. 

Contrary to the printed catalogue the original steel wheels/caps are not supplied with the car. 

Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research all vehicles before purchase to authenticate originality.
 

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