Ford Falcon & Fairmont XA-XC V8 1972-79 – market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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While prices for some of their predecessors are sky-high, XA to XC Falcons can still offer a fair bit of classic for the money.


Ford Falcon & Fairmont XA-XC V8 1972-79 – market review

These V8 Falcons and Fairmonts still offer good value and, providing fuel prices don't skyrocket, work well as short-haul family transport.

Wagons have that massive load area so you can fit the family and all the gear you need for a weekend away.

V8 Hardtops remain scarce and its no surprise that prices have jumped by 50 per cent during the past few years.

Collectors are keen on GS351 manual Fairmonts and some of those can cost more than an XB GT sedan.

One high-priced XB utility helped increase this years average but excellent 351 utes typically sell for around $25,000.

XB-XC GS V8 vans are very scarce and should be worth more than a sedan in comparable condition.


Model Value Recorded Sales
XA-XC Falcon V8 $19,955 [11]
XA-XC Fairmont V8/GXL $21,365 [21]
XA-XC Hardtop V8 $60,165 [6]
XA-XC V8 Utility $33,125 [4]
XA-XC V8 Van $19,165 [3]


Read our full buyer's guide on the 1972-79 Ford Falcon XA, XB, XC here.



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