Aussies revheads accept a adventitious to own a allotment of Australian motoring history.
Another 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT RPO is headed to bargain aloof weeks afterwards a craven wire-wrapped, blight and rat bottomward abounding archetype awash at bargain for added than $300,000.
And in a acceptable assurance for the buyer this adaptation is in a abundant bigger action and is accepted to aback about $500,000. The accepted bid is at $160,000 with added than two canicule larboard on the Lloyds online auction.
The 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT has become a band car afterwards the belled “supercar scare” of the aboriginal 1970s.
As the adventure goes, aback in the aboriginal 1970s Ford, Holden and Chrysler were affected to atom affairs for faster beef cars to attempt at Bathurst afterwards a political uproar acquired by a bi-weekly article.
Then NSW carriage abbot Milton Morris told the bi-weekly he was abashed at affairs for the big three to body sedans able of 160mph (roughly 260km/h), calling the cars “bullets on wheels”.
Ford had already congenital four “Phase IV” GT HO Falcons but, aflutter of the political backlash, the aggregation scrapped the affairs in 1972.
The abutting year, though, it offered a run of 130 RPO (regular assembly option) 83 sedans that came with abounding of the adapted genitalia larboard over from the Phase IV program.
Lloyds Auctions’ controlling Mr Lee Hames says this is one acumen why these cars are breaking records.
“If you attending at the cardinal of annal burst over the aftermost brace years you can absolutely see a trend in appeal for a defended yet agreeable investment. Cars in aboriginal condition, with chrome bumpers, celebrity amalgamation or arresting history or aberration assume to be the assets that are ascent in amount the best consistently,” says Mr Hames.
“Because this car is affiliated to the iconic GT Phase IV Falcon area alone 4 were anytime built, the RPO83 is acceptable added approved afterwards by collectors”.
This archetype was congenital in a one-of-a-kind blueprint and one of alone 11 coated in Wild Violet paint.
It has had alone bristles owners — with one autumn it for 18 years unregistered and bare — and it has aloof a beat over 91,000 afar (146,450km) on the odometer.
The almanac amount paid for an Aussie-built car was added than $1m set by 1972 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III already endemic by allegorical Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson awash at bargain in 2018.