For Sale: 1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase I at Shannons auction

August 25, 2011

An original 1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase I will go under the hammer at the Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on September 12. The rare GT-HO is in original condition and comes with the original 351-cubic-inch V8 engine and four-speed manual transmission.

According to Shannons, the 1969 Falcon GT-HO has been owned by the same owner since 1983. It comes with the original paint in traditional red with black and gold stripes, and features the original Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase I Super Roo logos on the front guards.

In its day, the 1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO featured a 351ci V8 engine pumping out around 224kW of power. That amount of power was almost unheard of in its day, let alone for a relatively conservative family sedan.

Conservative it wasn’t though, with some tests indicating performance figures that are significant enough to scare even modern-day sports cars. From 0-100km/h in around 5-6 seconds to quarter-mile times in the mid-14 seconds range, the 1969 Ford Falcon GT-HO was an extremely quick bit of gear.

Shannons expects this Falcon GT-HO Phase I example to fetch between $80,000 and $90,000. If only we all bought one from new, at the original price of $4495.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.