THE crew at Lloyds are always digging up super-cool metal to put across their auction block and the Classic, Muscle and Barn Find Auction, 9 December is no different.
This time around the headliner is Group C Falcon tribute, built for 1974 Bathurst winner, John Goss. The story goes that the car is based on an abandoned homologation program initiated by Ford Australia and Goss in 1975, representing everything Goss wanted to attack the 1975-76 seasons.
Based on an original John Goss Special road car, the car has been built to 1975 Group C specifications, using as many original Group C parts and period go-fast items as possible. The car is essentially a super-cool 'what if' - a prototype for a race program that never eventuated.
While the build was completed in 2015, the XB has never been raced, though the Lloyds crew say that if the new owner wants to see John behind the wheel in anger, that should be easy to arrange!
• 351ci Cleveland V8 engine with steel crank, h-beam rods, Venolia pistons, 2V closed chamber heads, dual plane manifold, NASCAR-style ‘E2’ camshaft, 12.7:1 compression ratio, 750cfm carburettor, Inconel exhaust
• Toploader close-ratio gearbox, 3.5:1 locker differential
• Period Recaro seats with SAAS harnesses, period Smiths gauges
• Chassis has extra welding throughout
• Wilwood brakes with 4-piston calipers front and rear, multi-piece rotors
• Correct period livery with printed and hand painted sponsor decals and logos
Full listing here