LIVING LEGENDS

WORDS * GUY ALLEN

ITS INCREDIBLY RARE TO COME ACROSS EVEN ONE GT-HO PHASE IV, SO IT WAS A BIG DAY WHEN WE GOT TWO TOGETHER AND HAD A CHAT WITH THE OWNERS


Back in April 1972, Wheels magazine ran with a cover story on the new XA Falcon range from Ford. Fascinating as it is to read all these years down the road, it was the very last paragraph that really got our attention: On the competition front a special Cortina 250 has been lapping the You-Yangs proving ground at up to 138mph. It is specifically designed to beat the XU-1s at Bathurst while the new Phase IV goes for outright. So 1972 might be the year to watch the Fords go by.