Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: June 30, 2016 06:22PM
So what is it? Dudn look like any models we had here.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: June 30, 2016 10:49PM
That one is a 1971 Ford XY Falcon. Also known as a Phase III HO when spec's
Was "the fastest four door car in the world" back in it's day.
but some interesting bits
Holden Man Report This Comment
Date: June 30, 2016 11:57PM
"HO" stands for "Handling Options" but that's not a Hoey.
Not Phase I, II, or III
There are no "completely original" Ford HO's left in existence in
Australia due to their cult popularity and collectors value.
They're pretty well much made up of bits and pieces taken from other standard
Falcons these days, because if you were lucky enough
and rich enough to own one back then, you probably would of
A: Wrapped it around a telegraph pole or B: Had it stolen.
Ford had the HO and Holden (GM for you Yanks) had the Monaro and the two did
battle for many years.
Back then, you were either a Ford man or a Holden man. There were no in
between's like there is today.
Same goes for the Monaro, there are no complete originals left.
Both were great machines.