2017 PNC- Ford Australian Classics - Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III

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This postal numismatic cover is highly collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope, the Australian Map stamp, the 1971 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III stamp tab and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint.

The stamp is postmarked - 15 October 2017 | South Geelong VIC 3220. Limited to 9,000. 

The GTHO Phase III is one of the undisputed kings of Australian muscle cars. When it emerged it was the most ferocious Falcon to date, with a fire-breathing 351ci V8, an irrepressible "shaker" poking through its bonnet and subtle yet effective body additions.

It was trumpeted as the fastest four-door sedan in the world, offering supercar-rivalling acceleration and incredible speed in what was essentially an affordable family sedan. Though it wasn't intended to be the ultimate locally-developed and built muscle car, the Bathurst-winning XY (along with its Holden and Chrysler rivals) became a victim of its own success.

Claims that they were too fast for the road led to the demise of more potent performance models. This ensured immediate classic status, yet it was the GTHO Phase III that entered the pantheon as the greatest-ever Australian high-performance sports sedan. Its stamp on Australian motoring culture remains undisputed.

 

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2017 PNC - Ford XY Falcon GTHO Fifty cent coin

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