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Pick of the Day: 1-off, 6-door Australian limousine

1970 Ford Falcon-based limo was built for VIP airline guests

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The Pick of the Day is a 50-year-old Ford Falcon station wagon, but not just any Ford Falcon station wagon. This one has been called Australia’s rarest car because it is the only  1970 Ford Falcon XY produced as a stretched limousine  with three doors on each side.

“Often referred to as the Holy Grail for Blue Oval fans, the vehicle was a special order fulfilled by Ford for TAA airlines in Tasmania who requested a courtesy limousine to shuffle VIP guests,” reports the private seller in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

“The 6-door 1970 Falcon is a one-off vehicle manufactured in 1970 it is the only 6 door XY Falcon ever created. The vehicle is even rarer than one of 3 surviving Ford GTHO phase iv.” which, the private seller notes, sold for $1.030  million (Australian) at auction in 2018.

Falcon, Pick of the Day: 1-off, 6-door Australian limousine, ClassicCars.com Journal
Falcon, Pick of the Day: 1-off, 6-door Australian limousine, ClassicCars.com Journal

“This Ford XY Falcon wagon embodies collectability and could be the rarest car ever manufactured in Australia,” the seller claims, adding that the car is in “immaculate condition.” 

“Under the bonnet is a purring 8-cylinder 351 Cleveland engine; it also comes standard with full Fairmont trim T Bar automatic transmission. Has GT Dash and steering wheel and top-of-the-range Pioneer CD DVD player.

“The story behind this car is just as special as the car itself, winning numerous awards and featuring in auto magazines all around Australia, it has received great attention already. 

“Fastidiously restored from the ground up, I left nothing untouched over 8 years, has an eight-foot Chrome roof rack, 9-inch diff and four-wheel disc brakes. Has XD power steering, factory-integrated air conditioning. Also includes rear venetians.”

Falcon, Pick of the Day: 1-off, 6-door Australian limousine, ClassicCars.com Journal

The seller reports that the car has been driven 14,000 miles since its restoration.

The seller is asking $200,000 for the vehicle. To view this car on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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