1971 XY GS Falcon 500 351 T Code ... Ex Cop Car

Cop this! What you are looking at here is a very rare Police special order XY Falcon 500 with the running gear of a Falcon GT. Available in this combination to the Police ONLY, this stunning fully restored Teal Glow XY features a 'T' on it's compliance plate for Engine specification. Meaning this beast was equipped from the factory by special order as a Falcon 500 without the GT shaker and stripes but with the GT 4V 351 Cleveland mumbo under the bonnet. Also factory fitted was the bullet proof 4 speed bullnose Top Loader gearbox complete with accompanying shorter tail shaft and 31 spline limited slip diff running 3.5:1 gears. Basically a very cool undercover Falcon GT.

One of only eight special builds for the ACT cops, this Police special would certainly have patrolled the ACT’s highways and main roads, and no doubt was used for sanctioned high-speed runs around the Australian capital. After 40,000 miles or so with the Police, the car was then sold at auction and has been in the hands of 4 owners, one for 34 years. With only 92,370 miles on the clock, the current owner freshened up the Teal Glow paint and in the process found very little rust or other gremlins, with only part of the left rear door-sill needing renewal. Other than that, it was just a matter of refurbing what was already there. Right down to the interior door locks.

Ordered and modified as per its Police special vehicle build code from Ford Motor Company this standout vehicle came modified from factory with a long list of high performance options. Special items like GS dash, console and steering wheel where also factory fitted along with rear window demister and boot release. Police items such as the two way radio, passenger-side calibrated police speedo and working under bonnet siren are also still in the car. The alternator, filters, battery, even the original Dunlop Aquajets seen here are the real deal, not reproductions.

The cross between XY Falcon and Falcon GT continues to the bonnet pins and open the boot and the spare wheel sits proud making room for the extra sized 36 gallon fuel tank.

Restored 4 years ago, the paint and body were finished by one of Australia’s most elite panel shops Re-Creation Automotive in Melbourne and expertly assembled by Dan McAliece and National Mustangs utilising many New Old Stock and genuine parts

What is for sure, the public love this car with the current owner taking out the top gong in its class (best XW/XY Falcon) at the All Ford Day in Geelong multiple times. The awards keep coming with Best Associate vehicle at 2019 Falcon GT Nationals and a Unique Car magazine feature car including front cover.

If you are unable to inspect this XY Falcon in person due to the Coronavirus, we can arrange a live video inspection of the car for you. This will allow you to go right through the car while you are on the phone including a test drive so you can have a VIRTUAL INSPECTION in real time. You can also arrange for an independent mechanical/body report and of course we will arrange secure covered transport to your door.

Melbourne based car for your inspection. (Ref. 5459)




JG23LM 39167K


T - 351 4V Cleveland High Performance V8


L - 4 speed top loader manual floor shift


5 - Teal Glow


B - Black


03 - Seat belts

05 - Power disc brakes

11 - Tinted laminated windscreen

13 - Heavy duty battery

19 - Front bucket seats

32 - Sports console

33 - Exterior rear view mirror LHS

36 - Police Pack

39 - Interior carpet

45 - Limited slip differential

46 - ER70 Wide oval tyres

48 - GS Rallye Pack

64 - 36 Gallon fuel tank

67 - Dual exhaust