Ford XW Falcon GTHO – Bathurst Racing Car
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1969 Ford XW Falcon GTHO – Bathurst Racing Car
Chassis: JG33JA 25015
This 1969 Ford XW left the Ford factory in July 1969 as a GT HO 4 door sedan, fitted with the Windsor 351 CID High Output engine, 4 speed floor manual – all synchro gearbox, finished in Grecian Gold (Met.) and Black Vinyl trim. Also fitted (and still functioning in the car) with the Red Light Alarm immobilizer by Red Light Industries.
This car was dispatched to the McCluskey Ford dealership in Mt Gravatt, Queensland and was registered with QLD plate PMQ-258 and was subsequently entered in the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Bathurst with drivers Glyn Scott and Roy Griffiths. The car qualified in 17th Position with a lap time of 2m.56.9s. On Lap 4 of the race the car had an incident at Forest Elbow, leaving the circuit and sustaining minor damage to the right-hand front corner and spoiler, the car was repaired and eventually went on to complete 114 laps to finish in 26th position.
The car also raced in 1969 at the Lakeside 1500 (No. 26D) in Queensland and is believed to have competed at the 1970 Rothmans 12 Hour event at Surfers Paradise where the same driver pairing finished 7th in class in a McCluskey Ford GTHO. Sadly, driver Glyn Scott was tragically killed in July of 1970 while racing an Elfin at Lakeside.
In 1971 the car was sold by McCluskey Ford to Rowell Thiele Ford in Camperdown N.S.W, who sold the car in the same year to Mr K.R. Simpson. Mr Simpson owned the car for 22 year before selling it to Mr Christensen, also of NSW who owned the car for 5 year. In 1998 the car was sold to Mr Scott and made its way to South Australia. He owned the car for 15 years before selling it to the current owner.
Over the past 5 years the car has undergone a complete restoration, and after much extensive research, the cars competitive past was unearthed, and has subsequently been issued with a CAMS Gold Certificate of Description and Log Book.
Presented in stunning condition in its own 1969 Bathurst Hardie-Ferodo 500 livery with CAMS Gold CoD and log book, this iconic Australian Muscle Car is a rare opportunity for any astute collector to acquire a documented piece of Australian motoring history.