By Chloe Sweet @ChloeSweet

AN OLD Ford Falcon XA Superbird has been given a new life after one man restored the car to surprise his father

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Videographer / director: Cathal Geaney

Producer: Frazer Randalls

Editor: Ian Phillips

Tommy Giankos’ father, Paul, bought the XA Superbird in 1973 - it was his very first car. However after an accident wrote the car off, it sat idle on their family farm. It wasn’t until 2013 when Tommy decided to rebuild it to the surprise of his father. Industry experts estimate that the car has increased significantly in value after its $100,000 revamp, but the family has no plans to let go of it just yet. Tommy said: “It took five and a half years, but it's pretty much a dream come true to think that I can drive this car now, when growing up I thought I’d never drive it again after what happened.”