Sold: The GT that time forgot commands big bucks

An XY GT Falcon that was stuck under a a house in Brisbane for 46 years sells for over $200,000


Update: The Quicksilver XY GT has sold to a buyer from NSW for $230,000 plus 7.5 per cent buyer’s premium. There was no shortage of bidders putting in bids above $200K.

This is despite the car needing a full restoration.

The story to here, 17 Nov:

Can you imagine parking one of the greatest muscle cars of all time under your house and never driving it again for decades? We can’t, but that is what happened to a Quicksliver XY GT Falcon.

PTX804 rolled off the production line in September 1970 and was selected to be a Ford field evaluation vehicle. It was equipped with a four-speed and sunroof, sure to set the hearts of any red-blooded onlookers alight. 

After one year, it was sold to a Ford employee, and in 1972 it was sold to the current owner, Clive Anderson. When Clive scored a job that included a company car, he parked the XY – with just over 65,000 miles on the clock – under his inner-city Queenslander in 1977 and never took it out again. 

He kept the rego up until 1995, just in case. That day never came, although Clive acquired a Ford Transit and Ford Prefect to keep the GT company.

And now, 46 years after the GT took its last ride, it has emerged – with the help of a skid steer –  from under Clive’s house to find a new owner.

The XY will soon go under the hammer at Grays, and we can’t wait to see what the new custodian has in store for this grand old girl.

Check out the listing here.