Golden Fleece was an Australian brand of petroleum products and service stations operated by H.C. Sleigh and Company. A partnership was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1893 by shipowner and merchant Harold Crofton Sleigh (1867–1933) and manufacturer and shipowner John McIlwraith (1828–1902).
Late in 1970, Ford replaced the XW range with the new XY range. As with the XW, a GT was also released. By the first half of 1971, a GT-H0, the Phase 3 was delivered. This GT-HO was a true supercar and with a top speed of over 140mph was the fastest four door sedan in the world at the time. Approximately 300 XY GT-HO Phase 3 Falcons were produced.
The Phase 3 comes with the top of the line interior with 140mph speedometer and an 8000rpm tachometer. It also sports the protruding aircleaner scoop in the bonnet famously known as a “shaker”.
Produced in die-cast with fully opening parts, which should be welcome news for many die-cast model car collectors. Additionally, the model has numerous features including a highly detailed engine bay, faithfully replicated interior, nicely replicated 19” staggered wheels with road going tyres, photo etched parts, beautifully presented chrome detailing and outstanding finishing all round. It’s an exceptional model of a car that will one day be considered an absolute classic and one for the history books.