Ford Falcon XB GT 351 1975
· 1 of 8 XB Falcon GT Hardtops in Tango Orange 1975
· 1 of 949 XB GT Coupes made in Total between 73-76
· Matching numbers
· Australian Delivered
· Masterful restoration
· Professionally built 351 Cleveland V8
· Four-speed Top loader manual transmission
· 9inch Rear end
This iconic piece of Australian motoring history is presented in Tango orange with black highlights which is a very rare colour combination. The interior presents in Chamois vinyl with full instrumentation. A genuine XB GT 2 door coupe, the Falcon GT was fitted with a 224kW, 515Nm 351 Cleveland V8, matched to a four-speed Top loader’ manual and is a number matching example. Only 949 of these race inspired GT Coupe supercars of the 70’s Era where ever produced. This vehicle has had a masterful restoration with paint and interior refurbishment, along with Driveline reconditioning. The focus being on originality and presents in amazing condition. The engine bay and undercarriage are spotless and fitted with Simmons wheels that complete the ERA of the XB GT.
The Australian GT story started way back in the 1960s – not with the XR GT as most people think, but with the English four-cylinder Cortina GT that dominated the Australian racing scene in the early to mid-60s. The 1965 Cortina GT 500 became the first purpose-built car to win the famed Bathurst 1000 km road-race and thus set the stage for a special performance edition for the next 6 consecutive models – XR, XT, XW, XY, XA and XB.
The XB was a refinement of the brilliantly styled XA, the car that reasserted Ford on the Australian market in sales and launched a long history of local design. Even the base models struck a chord with the car-buying public, who helped boost production to a total of 220,765 XBs, outstripping XA sales by 68,156. The XB GT was a fine-looking car, squatting on lowered factory suspension, with ‘351’ emblazoned on the flanks, a variety of paint schemes, Bathurst Globes, three-spoke steering wheel and colour-matched bumpers. It still had plenty of go too, thanks to a 300hp, 750 Holley-equipped 351. Today, genuine matching-number examples are a rarity, making it a true collectible.
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