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Old 05-20-2002, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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GT HO at Shannons June Auction

A highly sought-after 1969 Falcon XW ‘GT HO Phase I’ in show condition will be sold unreserved as the feature car of Shannons June 3 Vintage & Classic Vehicle Auction in Melbourne.
Finished in trademark ‘Vermillion Fire’, the feisty Ford represents a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to purchase a true Australian supercar for well under current market price. But there’s a reason.

While the Falcon’s thundering 5.7 litre engine is from a genuine Phase I GT HO Falcon and all the important race-oriented GT HO body and mechanical components are fitted, the vehicle is believed to be the reincarnation of a badly damaged original car.

Certainly it has been re-bodied at some time with the shell of a mint condition XW Fairmont, but as it bears the HO’s original chassis number, you’d never know.

The current owner purchased the complete vehicle in 1977 in rundown condition and undertook a full and detailed restoration, including new chrome, rubbers, felts and cadmium-plated nuts and bolts.

The car has been driven sparingly since and remains in show condition - a testament to the quality of the restoration.

Shannons National Auctions Manager, Doug Willersdorf-Greene, expected the Falcon to sell in the $20,000-$30,000 range – well under the $35,000-$40,000 that an original, but otherwise indistinguishable Phase I GT HO would bring.

The Falcon is one of 54 affordable classics including 18 unreserved vehicles in the Shannons June auction, which will be held from 8.00pm at 321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham.
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Old 05-20-2002, 05:12   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-20-2002, 05:16   #3 (permalink)
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Let me see a GTHO with a XW fairmont body but bears the HO numbers.

Not original is it!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2002, 05:31   #4 (permalink)
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errrrrrrr
So the poor run down thing gotta face lift..
The heart is still the same

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Old 05-20-2002, 05:33   #5 (permalink)
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Nice looking Faker but it is what it is.
You'd probably pick up an original one for that price but not as in good cond, I know which one I would have.
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2 for the price of one hey?
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Old 05-20-2002, 05:46   #7 (permalink)
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Re: GT HO at Shannons June Auction

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Certainly it has been re-bodied at some time with the shell of a mint condition XW Fairmont, but as it bears the HO’s original chassis number, you’d never know.
Is this legal??? I would think it comes under the classification of re-birthing

I deleted my first post - I hadn't read it properly Still nice but!!

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Old 05-20-2002, 05:53   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah I was wondering about that, didn't think it was legal to restamp the Chassis No. or even changing the I.D. plates.
A smart person would stay away from that.
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I'd rather just buy a replica... they look the same, go just as hard, and are a lot cheaper.
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Tsk Tsk... How rare, a re-badged Fairmont that looks like a Hoey
How do they know its a genuine Fairmont shell with HO numbers? Hmm can anyone say cut n shut?
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