The sweet sound of raw power
by Stuart Livesey
Like most car enthusiasts I can appreciate anything with a Ferrari badge on it. BMWs are interesting, Ford Focus XR5s are pretty cool too (and if my daughter ever buys one she better let her old man have a drive or she’s out of the will for ever) but what really gets my blood pressure up is the sound of raw power that comes from an old Falcon GT.
One turned up in my driveway some weeks back when Mick McCalman was home from Hong Kong. This is Mick’s pride and joy and he kindly interrupted his busy schedule to bring it around so I could photograph it.
Sadly I don’t think my photos do it justice (the lighting was getting worse by the minute as the sun started to go down). This Ford Falcon XW GT is one very serious piece of Aussie muscle and it’s kept in immaculate condition.
This Falcon GT is painted in Reef green with saddle interior and runs on original 5 slot rims.
The motor is a 351 cubic inch (5.8 litre) Cleveland V8 matched to a 4 speed toploader.
This Ford Falcon GT is definitely something very special.