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That’s our old car!
We are certain we owned the Nugget Gold Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III (Eureka! cover car in AMC issue #95) from 1973 to 1978. We purchased this car and then had it tuned by Noel Ward, who was amazing. When we bought it, the registration plates were (NSW) NW157. We then registered it in the ACT and was then YEO076. We drove it for three years, and then it sat in a garage in Flynn, ACT for two years, as we relocated to North Queensland for work. We had Bob Dunn repaint it after someone kicked the driver’s side passenger door in. Noel also rebuilt the diff with a 4.1:1 ratio to make it easier to drive around town. The motor was painted black and Noel had the air-cleaner and tappet covers done in a black camera finish. Heater hoses were replaced with chrome ½-inch copper. We also fitted globe mags to the car.
WED: Ian and Bronwen, thanks for filling in the only gap in this magnificent car’s ownership history. We bet you were surprised to learn of the car’s John Goss connection.
What about Gossy’s Phase II?
reading the John Goss story ( AMC #94) and how he chose the True Blue Phase III to race at Bathurst instead of Nugget Gold example, it got me wondering about its predecessor. Especially as his 1974 Bathurst winner is no longer with us, but his 1969, 1971, 1975 and 1978 Bathurst entries have survived. How about seeing if his True Blue 1970 XW GT-HO Phase II Bathurst entry is either still with us or sadly no longer with us? I understand it is one of only two 1970 Phase IIs painted True Blue.
Ward distributor survives
Reading your article on the Eureka GT-HO Phase III, I came up to the part about Noel Ward, auto electrician, Hurstville and thought, ‘S**t, I know this bloke!’ Back around 1977 I was running my hot road LJ Torana S at street drags held at Castlereagh and somehow I ended up at Noel’s workshop in
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