A rusted Ford Falcon from the barn managed to bail out $ 300,000July 31, 2020
The rare 1973 car was sold by the Australian online auction Grays Online. Despite the rather deplorable appearance of this “lot”, we managed to find a new owner for the car.
The 47-year-old Ford Falcon XA GT RPO 83, which had been in the garage for almost 30 years and lost its original presentation, was sold for a very decent amount – 300 thousand Australian dollars. The British newspaper The Daily Mail tells about the unusual deal.
The fact that such an unattractive outwardly car has found a new owner is explained by its rarity for collectors. At the same time, the copy put up for sale had original parts: engine, gearbox, chassis.
The experts considered the car itself to be strong enough and subject to restoration. So the restoration will help get rid of rust and gaps in the cabin. It will cost another 100 thousand dollars. If you wish, you can save money.
The body of the Ford Falcon is painted in a rare shade of orange, and in the arsenal of the car itself there are air conditioning and power steering that were paid at that time. This Old Gold color went to only two sold Fords – one of them was auctioned off. The second car was also added and more expensive – $ 400,000.
In total, about 120 coupes and 139 sedans Falcon XA GT RPO 83 were produced. The GT versions relied on a 5.8-liter 304-horsepower V8 engine. The Ford Falcon XA GT model in the RPO 83 version was created after the Australian authorities banned a number of high-speed cars in 1972.
Earlier our portal talked about another car auction lot – the first racing Volkswagen Golf. This is the first generation hatchback that was built for the Group 2 class in 1975. The creation of the car was led by Rolf Nothelle and his company Nothelle Motorsport.
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