A rare Ford Falcon XB John Goss Special has recently been found in a farm shed deep in South Australia.
The special edition Falcon is one of an estimated 260 to 800 made between July 1975 and November 1975 and was created to celebrate John Goss’ 1974 Hardie-Ferodo Bathurst 1000 win.
Based on the Falcon 500 Hardtop, the John Goss edition includes distinctive features like a vented bonnet with locking pins, 12-slot wheels, a three-spoke steering wheel and lower quarter vent.
What makes the car stand out is its Polar White paint job, highlighted with unique Emerald Fire Green and Orange accents which the barn-find example came painted in. The John Goss could also be optioned with Apollo Blue and Orange accents which appear along the lower section of the car, the wheel arches, rear quarter vent, A-pillar, bonnet and inside the engine bay.
It featured a 4.9-litre Cleveland V8 engine that made around 179kW and 414Nm mated to a four-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels.
However, this barn-find may make significantly less power if any considering it has been stowed away since 1988 and hasn’t been started since.
The car was found by The Muscle Car Shop who report the car as having a “very straight and rust free body” making it a worthwhile project for its lucky new owner.
Don’t expect to pick this one up for cheap though, with a restored example recently estimated to sell for $250,000 ($NZ276,499) at auction.