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Australia’s rarest V8 wagon – a 1970 XY Ford Falcon set to rake in millions as it heads to auction

Australia’s rarest car – a 1970 XY Ford Falcon with an incredibly rare feature not found on any other of the company’s vehicles – is set to rake in millions at auction

  • A 1970 XY-Ford Falcon wagon with six doors was the only one made in Australia 
  • The eight-seat custom-made limousine is being auctioned off on September 30
  • Lloyd Auctions described it as ‘the rarest car ever manufactured in Australia’ 

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A Ford Falcon so rare only one of its kind was built is expected to set a new auction record. 

The XY-series wagon was custom-made with a long wheelbase in 1970 to ferry airline passengers.

Lloyds Auctions said the V8 Falcon with six doors and eight seats was possibly ‘the rarest car ever manufactured in Australia’.

A Ford Falcon so rare only one of its kind was built is expected to set a new auction record

The XY-series wagon was custom-made with a long wheelbase in 1970 to ferry airline passengers

The XY-series wagon was custom-made with a long wheelbase in 1970 to ferry airline passengers

‘This Ford XY Falcon Wagon embodies collectability,’ the auctioneer’s chief operating officer Lee Hames said.

‘It’s the holy grail for Ford fans, the only one of its kind and it is in immaculate condition.’

The Falcon was made-to-order for Trans Australia Airlines, then a government-owned carrier, to ferry passengers as a courtesy limousine in Tasmania.

This Victorian-made Ford is even rarer than three surviving GTHO Phase IVs, also based on the XY-series Falcon.

Last year, a GTHO Phase III once owned by legendary Test cricket fast bowler Jeff Thomson sold for a record-breaking $1,030,000.

It was also the world’s fastest four-door sedan when it was built in 1971. 

Lloyds Auctions said the V8 Falcon with six doors and eight seats was possibly 'the rarest car ever manufactured in Australia'

Lloyds Auctions said the V8 Falcon with six doors and eight seats was possibly ‘the rarest car ever manufactured in Australia’

The Falcon was made-to-order for Trans Australia Airlines, then a government-owned carrier, to ferry passengers as a courtesy limousine in Tasmania

The Falcon was made-to-order for Trans Australia Airlines, then a government-owned carrier, to ferry passengers as a courtesy limousine in Tasmania

The Falcon wagon built in September 1970 with a Cleveland 351 V8 engine is even rarer.

Bids totalling $51,000 have so far been made on the car that is going to auction on September 30.

It was restored over eight years during the 1990s.

The story behind this car is just as special as the car itself,’ Mr Hames said.

‘Winning numerous awards and featuring in auto magazines all around Australia, it has received great attention already, with enquiries flooding in since being published online.’ 

This Victorian-made Ford is even rarer than three surviving GTHO Phase IVs, also based on the XY-series Falcon

This Victorian-made Ford is even rarer than three surviving GTHO Phase IVs, also based on the XY-series Falcon

The Falcon wagon built in September 1970 with a Cleveland 351 V8 engine is even rarer than the surviving GTHO Fords

The Falcon wagon built in September 1970 with a Cleveland 351 V8 engine is even rarer than the surviving GTHO Fords

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