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