a rare Ford XB Falcon John Goss Special was discovered in a farm shed in Australia and is sure to get local enthusiasts talking.
Ford Australia introduced the John Goss Special to commemorate John Goss' victory in the Bathurst 1000 endurance race in 1974. It was based on the XB Falcon 500 Hardtop of the time, and while Ford never said how many it built, it is believed that the production ran only from July 1975 to November 1975. Estimates indicate that between 260 and 800 units were built.
This special Falcon John Goss was found in South Australia by Muscle Car Shop. Apparently the car has been sitting in a shed since 1988 and has never been started since.
The car's exterior is finished in Polar White which contrasts with Emerald Green on the hood, front bumper, rocker panels, wheel arches, rear bumper and rear fascia. Various bright orange accents are also found on the exterior.
Photos shared on Facebook of the car show it was covered in a thick layer of dirt but apparently has no rust, something that will no doubt make the sale a lot easier. No mention is made of any work the car may need to get its engine started and to drive it, although the Muscle Car Shop is open to offers for anyone who wants to buy it.
feeding the Ford is a 302-cubic-inch (4.9-liter) Cleveland V8. This V8 was good for approximately 240 hp and 305 lb-ft (414 Nm) of torque when it was new and was mated to either a four-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission on the rear wheels. It's unclear which transmission this John Goss Special has, but the car is certainly valuable. In fact, a restored copy was recently sold for AU$ 250,000 ($ 172,000).