A 1975 Ford XB Falcon John Goss Special that went through an 11 year restoration is the headline offering of this week’s Burns & Co. auction.
The current owner spared no expense to bring this Falcon back to better-than-original condition.
The Ford has been restored with a 351ci V8 that reportedly makes 460hp, as well as having specially made two-piece billet wheels, air-conditioning and integrated Bluetooth (as well as the original stereo features.
Ashley Burns from the auction house estimates that the Goss Falcon could sell for more than $200,000, possibly more than $250,000, as demand for Australian-made muscle cars remains at record high levels. In recent years several locally-built models have sold at auction for more than $1 million, including two of the four HSV GTSR W1 Maloo utes built.
“The Australian muscle cars are red-hot property,” Burns told AMC.
Some of the other highlights for the April 10 auction include a 1974 Holden LH Torana SLR 5000, a 1973 Holden HQ Monaro GTS Coupe, a 1970 Holden Torana LC GTR and a 1972 Falcon XA GT sedan.
Burns explained that the current trend in auctions is for buyers to favour cars in original condition - or as close to - as possible, with those models fetching top dollar even if they may not be immaculate.
“The pendulum is swinging way, way to the genuine survivors, cars in original condition [and] with original books,” Burns said. “Anything that has been modified in any way, it just doesn’t sell as well.”
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