FORD FALCON XW GT

FORD’S BROADY BRAINSTRUST SHOWED IT WAS UP FOR A PROPER STOUSH WITH THE GENERAL WHEN IT PLAYED THE 351 CARD

Early in 1969 there was only one performance car doing things to the minds of Australian car enthusiasts and that was Holden’s HK GTS327 Monaro. The Chev-engined coupe had won Bathurst and was turning heads across the country; making Ford’s XT GT look underwhelming and conservative. Then up showed ‘Super Roo’ - a cartoon character with big spinning wheels glued to the mudguards of a new GT design.