Ford Falcon GT Reviews and Road Tests

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Ford GT Falcon

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
Ford Falcon XR GT  

Ford Falcon XR GT

1968 - 1968
In 1968 the XR model began the legend that was to be the GT. This family car muscled out 225HP thanks to the 289 Windsor V8. More>>
Ford Falcon XT GT  

Ford Falcon XT GT

1968 - 1969
The XT GT was more refined and faster than its predecessor. Producing 230hp thanks to a 4.9L 302 Windsor V8, only 1415 of these were built. More>>
Ford Falcon XW GT  

Ford Falcon XW GT

1969 - 1970
Ford upped the ante with the XW by fitting the 351 cubic inch (5.8 litre) Windsor V8 with an output of 290 bhp (217KW) and 385 ft/lbs of torque. More>>
Ford Falcon XY GT  

Ford Falcon XY GT

1970 - 1972
Simply put - it was the world's fastest four-door production car for many years. More>>
Ford Falcon XA GT  

Ford Falcon XA GT

1972 - 1973
The XA GT was the first Australian designed Ford, and the GT version was a much more refined car than its predecessors which had been designed more as road going race cars than true Grand Tourers. More>>
Ford Falcon XA Superbird  

Ford Falcon XA Superbird

1972 - 1973
The Superbird started life as a one off show special, designed to attract attention at the Melbourne and Sydney motorshows. It was such a success however that Ford decided to release a limited run of Superbirds. More>>
Ford Falcon XB GT  

Ford Falcon XB GT

1973 - 1976
The XB ran out the GT line, existing until June, 1976 after which there were no more GT's. More>>
Ford Falcon XB John Goss Special  

Ford Falcon XB John Goss Special

1975 - 1976
Alongside Kevin Bartlett ("KB"), John Goss won the James Hardie 1000km race at Mount Panorama in 1974 in a very close race, and in August, 1975 Ford released a run of XB based John Goss Special limited edition hardtops. More>>
Ford Falcon XC Cobra

Ford Falcon XC Cobra

1978 - 1979
When they decided that the XD Falcon would be a four door model only, Ford found themselves near the end of the XC production run with 400 unsold hardtop body shells. To sell them they created the Cobra, and in so doing created an instant classic. More>>
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