PHASE 111 GTHO
- 79,500 miles
What a Car!
We proudly present for sale, what is one of the finest examples of the pinnacle of Australian Muscle Cars!
The all Australian Ford Phase Three GTHO is without doubt the Holy Grail of Aussie motoring. Revered by motoring enthusiasts, these cars have attained legendary status!
This particular example was one of 300 built. It left the production line in May of 1971 and has travelled a mere 79,500 miles since new!
Finished in Track Red over black trim, this vehicle features all GTHO components, including 31 spline rear axles with all known history.
Maintained perfectly and loved through the decades, this vehicle will always represent a solid investment.
All matching numbers. All know history. Any inspection welcome.
The Ford Falcon phase three GTHO was built for homologation, looked almost identical to the GT and was a modified version of the Falcon GT built in 1971 with a heavily upgraded engine, a four-speed top-loader gearbox and Detroit locker nine inch differential. It was also equipped with special brakes and handling package, plus a 36 imperial gallons (164 litres) fuel tank.
Winner of the 1971 Bathurst 500, driven by Allan Moffat, the Phase III has been described as “…simply one of the best cars in the world, a true GT that could take on Ferraris and Astons on their own terms…”quote by Sports Car World.
The GTHO’s 351 Cleveland engine output was understated as 300 bhp (224 kW) to satisfy insurers. It is generally accepted to produce in the region of 350-380 bhp (265 kW -283 kW). Initial cars were equipped with an electric rev limiter, which came into effect at 6,150 rpm. With the rev limiter disabled, the engine was reputed to pull in excess of 7,000 rpm, even in fourth gear. At that time the Phase III GTHO was the worlds fastest four-door production car.
The Phase three GTHO is regarded as the most collectible of Australian Muscle Cars. Performance: Top speed: 228 km/h (142 mph) @ 6150rpm 0 – 60 mph – 8.4 seconds 0 – 100 km – 8.9 seconds Standing 1/4 mile (400m) – 14.4 seconds.
Located in our Melbourne Facility.
To inspect, please call Jacob on 0433 77 99 11 or Harry on 0426 00 99 11