Untouched for 30 years: '71 Ford Falcon tipped to fetch $500k
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A rare Ford Falcon that has been untouched and undriven in a garage for 30 years is set to sell for a small fortune at an auction later this month.
The car, a Falcon GTHO Phase III, is owned by a Perth man and has been under blankets at his home since 1982.
Believed to be one of just 100 of the class remaining, the car will go on auction at the Gosford Car Museum later this month and is expected to sell for more than $500,000.
'It's beautiful history, we're so proud of this car,' museum curator Ken Grindrod says.
The car was owned by a man in the Air Force and has done just over 110,000 kilometres. He was the only owner of the car and logged every trip it took.
'There was only 300 ever produced, this is one of 18 cars produced in the (Gold) Nugget colour,' Grindrod says.
It was reportedly built for famed racer and businessman Bob Jane.
The car was originally designed to race around Mount Panorama in the early 1970s, and is iconic in the eyes of everyone that supports the blue oval.
It will go to auction on October 28 at the Gosford Car Museum, with organisers already reporting of heavy early interest.
Other vehicles available at the auction include a vintage Lamborghini Miura, predicted to sell for up to $2.5 million, and a Porsche 959 that could fetch $2 million.
The museum has over 450 rare and classic cars, ranging from Triumph roadsters to Aston Martin DB9s.