05 Ford XY Falcon GT Replica bEveryone knows that the Australian muscle cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s are worth a lot of money, but things are beginning to get silly.

You may think you’re looking at a Ford Falcon GT, and not just any GT but the most famous and sought-after GT of them all, a 1970 XY. It’s the one with the shaker sticking through the bonnet, feeding air into the Holley four-barrel carburettor and giving it more than 220 kilowatts of power. That was a breathtaking number for 1970, especially on a car with drum brakes on the rear wheels. These days a Jeep Wrangler delivers more than 200 kilowatts.

In actual fact you’re not looking at an XY GT at all, you’re looking at a replica built by oil company Nulon in conjunction with Street Machine magazine, developed as a prize giveaway a couple of years ago. They started with a six-cylinder Falcon 500 and made it look like the real thing.

It went to auction at Shannons in Melbourne in February 2020 with an announced estimate range of $90,000 to $110,000, the auctioneers being quite upfront and straight about its origins and its lack of authenticity. It fetched $135,000. And it’s not even real.

Posted February 2020.


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