The Ford XY Falcon GT is an Australian built muscle car based on the Ford XY Falcon. Released in 1970 with the GTHO Phase III released in 1971. 1,557 units were produced from September 1970 to December 1971 with 300 GTHO Phase IIIs produced from May 1971 to November 1971. It was the fourth in the initial series of Ford Falcon GT muscle cars. A limited number were exported to South Africa, wearing Fairmont GT badging. This model is starting to increase in value as genuine GTs become harder to find.
With the rev limiter disabled it was capable of 250|km/h and would pull 7,000+ rpm in 4th gear. The rev limiter was set to 6,150 rpm.
... In 1972, the XY series Falcon was replaced by the XA Falcon range ... Production of approximately 200 XA-based Falcon GT-HO Phase IV cars was originally scheduled to take place in June/July 1972, but this was terminated at 'the eleventh hour' due to what became ... Three standard GTs were also at various stages of conversion into GT-HO race cars for the Bathurst 500 in October 1972 ...
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“My falcon now is sharp and passing empty,
And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged,
For then she never looks upon her lure.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
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