View Full Version : SPR Models - Ford Falcon XY GTHO 'Super Falcon' 1970 (Pete Geoghegan)

John B
03-01-2013, 08:46 AM
This is a high-quality 1:43rd resin model of Ian 'Pete' Geoghegan's #10 1970 XY Ford Falcon GTHO 'Super Falcon' - winner of the 3rd round of the 1972 Australian Touring Car Championship at Bathurst.

Exterior finish of this model is excellent, and it has a detailed interior. The Ford decals are supplied with this model, but need to be applied. This is a limited edition model (only 500 produced) and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. It is mounted on a plastic plinth and protected by a clear acrylic display case.

The model is available online at www.spr-models.co.nz (http://www.spr-models.co.nz)


History of car : In 1970 Ford Australia built two Falcons for the Improved Touring Car category of the Australian Touring Car Championship. These cars were for Allan Moffat and Pete Geoghegan, and were to built to get them both out of their American Mustangs and into a local product.

The two GTHO's were code named the ‘Super Falcons’ and came with factory lightweight body shells; 620 HP fuel injected engines; 10,000rpm tachos; 10 inch Minilites; full floating Holman & Moody rear ends; and even magnesium door hinges! These brutes were incredibly fast, but also fragile and initially unreliable.

In 1971, both cars were cosmetically updated from XW to XY appearance, although they retained the XW GT badges on the front guards throughout their careers. Geoghegan's car wore the familiar Castrol colours, while Moffat’s car was in Brambles Red.

Most of 1971 was spent sorting them out but more than once they proved they were the fastest cars on the track. Pete Geoghegan was still concerned about the lack of reliability, so at the end of 1971 he finally put his old Mustang out to pasture and began a development programme - and a serious spend - on the 'Super Falcon'. This resulted in one of the greatest touring car races in Australian history, when, at the ATCC round at Bathurst on Easter Monday 1972, Geoghegan won a 13 lap duel with Allan Moffat by just 6/10′s of a second. This 1:43rd ARMCO miniature is modelled on the 'Super Falcon' as raced in this 1972 ATCC round at Bathurst.