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1974 Ford XB Falcon GT Sedan
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Burnt Orange.
The XB Falcon was built from Sept 1973- July 1976.
The XA got a facelift in 1973; the XB was introduced, it got a more pronounced nose due to the reworking of the bonnet. It also got a divided honeycomb grille, more conventional taillights and new bumpers. The GT got new hood scoops, the design reminiscent of the 1971-73 U.S. Mustang, the GT badges were gone and replaced by GT351 decals on the guards and boot.
Only a handful of early manual XB GTs had the imported 4V Cleveland that earlier GTs had, the rest were Australian built 2V engines which took either a 2 or 4 barrel carb. Along with new emission controls, meant the XB was not as fast as earlier GTs, but it did get 4 wheel disc brakes, now standard. The XB GT was a more refined tourer, rather than a road going race car.
Engine; 300hp 351 cu in Cleveland
1950 XB GT Sedans and 949 XB GT Hardtops were made, 171 Sedans in Burnt Orange

1969 Ford XW Falcon GT Sedan
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Starlight Blue.
The XW Falcon was built from June 1969- October 1970
An extensive facelift on the XT; Ford wanted the XW to be a more aggressive, more macho car. Every exterior panel was restyled, except for the doors. It got a new bold looking grille, the tail lights were now square and it got a new dash. The GTs engine size was increased to 351 cu in, 9in diff and got more in your face styling with bolder stripes, hood scoop and blacked out bonnet, the HOs got a front spoiler.
During the XWs short life, it saw many mechanical upgrades;
June 1969; 351 Windsor GT available; 290bhp (450 cfm carb)
June 1969; GTHO Phase 1; 300bhp (600 cfm carb, alloy inlet man, hydraulic lifters) 260 made
Jan 1970; Windsor 351 replaced with the Cleveland 351
March 1970; GTHO Phase 1 1/2; standard 351 Cleveland but Phase 1 suspension etc. 115 made,
May 1970; 12 slot rims replaced now with 5 slot
June 1970; GTHO Phase 2; 750 cfm carb, solid camshaft, lifters, bigger pushrods, close ratio gearbox. 287 made
The XW did not win the big race in 1969, but it did win Bathurst in 1970 with Allan Moffat at the wheel.
2287 XW GT and 662 XW GTHO Falcons were made
297 GTs and GTHOs made in Starlight Blue

1974 Ford XB Falcon GT Hardtop
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Image by Sicnag
Mulberry.
The XB Falcon was built from Sept 1973- July 1976.
The XA got a facelift in 1973; the XB was introduced, it got a more pronounced nose due to the reworking of the bonnet. It also got a divided honeycomb grille, more conventional taillights and new bumpers. The GT got new hood scoops, the design reminiscent of the 1971-73 U.S. Mustang, the GT badges were gone and replaced by GT351 decals on the guards and boot.
Only a handful of early manual XB GTs had the imported 4V Cleveland that earlier GTs had, the rest were Australian built 2V engines which took either a 2 or 4 barrel carb. Along with new emission controls, meant the XB was not as fast as earlier GTs, but it did get 4 wheel disc brakes, now standard. The XB GT was a more refined tourer, rather than a road going race car.
Engine; 300hp 351 cu in Cleveland
1950 XB GT Sedans and 949 XB GT Hardtops were made, 59 Hardtops in Mulberry
This car has most of the options available on an XB GT, including;
04 Protection Pack (Chrome Bumpers)
06 Power Steering
10 Windback Sunroof
16 Black Vinyl Roof
40 Air Conditioning
46 Power Windows
52 Sports road Wheels

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