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GT351.com.au is the Australian home of the Ford Falcon GT351.

 

Here we share our passion and keep the GT351 marque alive!

GT351 BlogFantastic New GT351 Blog

We are very pleased to announce (after many years of no activity) our blog is now online and ready to roll!  Discover more about the new and old blogs here.

 

GT351Falcon GT Concept Car

The first-ever ‘concept car’ from Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) was unveiled at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne . Specifically, the car in question is an all-black GT-based FPV concept, which sports a number of special bespoke features and design treatments.

 

Read Full Story: Falcon GT Concept Car with Supercharged Boss V08

 

1970 XW GTHO Falcon Auction

1970 XW GTHO Falcon AuctionThe pictured Ford Falcon XW GTHO Phase 2 is up for auction in New Zealand, but one reader has questioned the provenance of the vehicle.

 

He claims the ID belongs to another GT that was first crashed and then wrecked in the 1970's.

 

Read the Full Story about the 1970 XW GTHO Falcon

 

 

 

Love the Beast - Ford XB Falcon Coupe

1974 Ford XB Falcon CoupeAustralia's Eric Bana has made his directorial debut ‘Love The Beast’, the beast being a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Coupe.

 

Bana’s lesser known passion is racing. Beginning in his family garage in Melbourne, the story unfolds all the necessary components of a good love story: friendship, adversity and self-discovery.

 

Get a taste for the film in Love the Beast - Ford XB Falcon Coupe

 

 

Falcon GT351 King of the Mountain

Ford Falcon GT351 (Read Story regarding this vehicle)

With respect to Chrysler and Holden fans, the Ford Falcon GT351 was King of the Mountain, nothing compares to the Ford Falcon GT Phase 3, the pinnacle of Australian Muscle Cars.  Pity we did not see the Phase IV come to production.

 

For "Total Performance" fans, Ford's big news was a new "XR-GT" offered in advance of 1967's Production Series event at Bathurst.

 

This 500-mile thriller consisted of 130 laps up, down (a total drop of 450 ft.), and around the 3.9 mile road-course. Since 1963, when the Armstrong-sponsored race first took up residence, Bathurst had come to be known as the fastest, most-watched automotive racing on the continent.

 

The carmakers, many of whom had run there since the 1950's, recognised the races growing popularity as a promotional opportunity. Accordingly, the new GT was specifically designed to win the 500.

 

Ford had already seen great success there, with factory-team Cortinas winning three of the last four years' races. The 1967 race would see the new sponsor - Irish cigarette maker, Gallaher - make the first offer of prize money ($5000) for an "official" winner overall. With stakes so high and increased publicity, Falcon GT would be expected to continue Ford's winning ways at Bathurst. oh yeh, remember the Silver XR GT Gallagher cars, mmmm.

 

No matter how you look at it, with all due respect to Chrysler and Holden fans, the Ford was King of the Moutain, nothing compares to the Ford Falcon GT Phase 3, the pinnacle of Australian Muscle Cars, pity we did not see the Phase IV come to production.

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