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1970 FORD FALCON XW GT - $195000


For many classic and vintage car enthusiasts, the aspiration is to have the best presented,
best performing and most sought after example of their car that is on the road today. Some
opt for modifications, removing original components in the never-ending quest for horsepower
or visual perfection. But it’s not common to see a ‘survivor’ in the true sense, a completely
original car that has survived the test of time, not hidden away in a garage, but rather driven
and enjoyed by it’s owner as intended.

The now third owner of this genuine, matching numbers second month of 1970 build Falcon XW GT recalls stories of his Father’s (second owner) experiences with the car and the well-loved life it received during his ownership. The story begins with the current owners Father purchasing this XW GT
directly from his then Boss in the late 1980s. The vehicle has been a local car since new,
where the car was sold new to the Boss by Claude Black Motors in Lobethal SA. During the
Father’s ownership, it was lovingly used with the everyday battle scars to prove. This XW
frequented the Bay to Birdwood each year as well as driven and presented at various Ford
Falcon meets. The current owners Father was the President of the Ford Falcon club, and in
the 90s started ‘GT Hire Cars’ with some mates. The current owner also recalls the story of
how his Father had Allan Moffat sign the glove box and tyre of the spare wheel. The
opportunity arose through a GT related display at an earlier Clipsal 500 event where by Alan
Moffat was present for a media promotion and this XW was a part of the official display.

Showing signs of well-loved use, a patina can be seen throughout but still visually presents
very well at an age of 53 years old. The tags matching Brambles Red makes a bold statement
on road and sings as a hero colour amongst GT enthusiasts. The original satin black decals
provide a strong contrast against the striking body colour. ‘Super Roo’ decals and ‘351 High
Performance GT’ badges are still intact while mesh headlight covers are an excellent period
correct detail, covering all four lenses. Early ‘12 slot’ steel wheels with wheel trims and centre
hubcaps complete the true original survivor look.

The tags matching black vinyl trim interior demonstrates the same period correct, survivor
appearance with a light patina to the woodgrain GT steering wheel, accelerator, brake
and clutch pedals, dash and sill plates to name a few. Original equipment is still intact
including the analogue clock, AM Radio, ‘352 High Performance’ centre console, GT
glovebox (with Allan Moffat signature added later) and stainless belt buckles. In the boot, a
series of spare parts have been provided including mesh headlight covers, steel rims and
engine value covers to name a few.

The running gear is matching numbers equipment as was ‘the bee’s knees’ back in the day.
This XW features the iconic 351ci, 4V Cleveland V8, mated to a four-speed Toploader, floor shift manual
transmission. The running gear is smooth and performs excellently for its age.

With restored GTs and replicas a commonality, take the opportunity to secure a true survivor
that has lived to tell the tale of its history and well loved past.


ENGINE: 351ci Cleveland V8

TRANSMISSION: Toploader 4-Speed

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