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1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500

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Klosters on the Mountain

1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500

Throwback Thursday - Bathurst, 1969

 

Defending race winners Bruce McPhee and his single-lap co-driver Barry Mulholland driving a Phase 1 Ford Falcon GTHO finished in 2nd place.

1969's race was memorable from the very first lap when a crash resulted in nearly one-third of the field either retiring from the event, or completing the race in damaged vehicles. 

The race was won by the newly formed Holden Dealer Team with Colin Bond and Tony Roberts, with teammates Peter Brock and Des West finishing third in their Holden Monaro GTS350.

Ford

Falcon XW GT-HO Phase 1

Engine 5.8-litre V8 (216kW) - 351-cid Windsor
Power 300bhp and 385lb/ft of torque
0 - 100 6.5 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 14.4 seconds
Price 1969 - $4495 - 2011 auction $83,000
Build run 260

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