This Vehicle is currently on loan to the National Motor Racing Museum, thanks to Bowdens. See it before it's gone!


Norm Beechey in a GTHO Falcon?

Yes, it did happen in a strange group of events. Holden's hero driver was given one of the factory prepared GTHO Phase III's to race under the Shell Racing team. The story all begins in May 1971 with 3 Brambles Red XY shells being walked down the line under instruction of Fords racing division, Ford Special Vehicles. Each car was to have no body filler, no underseal and no felt under the carpets or installed in the roof. The first car was for Queenslander John French, the second Fred Gibson and the third for Canadian Allan Moffat. From the factory it was a short trip to lot 6 Mahoneys Road for the HO's to be massaged by the team at Ford Special Vehicles. They emerged some three months later for Moffat to test at Calder Raceway. The race was on to have them prepared for their first race meet at the Sandown Series Production Touring '250' in September.

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