A local sedan with muscle under the bonnet, the Falcon GT and GTHO's have become legendary - many people creating replica's from more humble Falcon 500 vehicles. 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 legendary, particularly the XY's shaker; perhaps the most noteable muscle car cosmetic improvement to this day (and one of the few that have actually served a purpose). 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 10 years may put it out of range for some collectors, however like bricks and mortar, the GT will remain a sound classic car investment. Obviously identifying them is extremely important for the would-be purchaser, so make sure you check out the Falcon GT Specifications and Falcon GT Inditification Guides for each model.
Also see: The Ford Falcon GT Story, Bathurst Race Results
and Ford GT Falcon Race Results