1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS – Today’s Aussie Muscle Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS 1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS
1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS 1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS
1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS 1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS
1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS 1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS
1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS 1975 Ford Falcon 500 XB GS

One owner time machine looks the goods

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 The XB Ford Falcon is an iconic piece of Aussie muscle history whichever way you look at it. It spawned the excellent XB GT Hardtop coupe and, at the hands of Allan Moffat, won the 1976 Australian Touring Car Championships. 

Produced from 1973-1976, the XB succeeded the XA Falcon, and was given minor cosmetic changes over its predecessor aimed squarely at making the locally made family car appear more muscular.

The XB was made available to the public in five different body styles: a sedan, wagon, ute, panelvan and hardtop coupe.

The Falcon derived its power from a choice of four motors that included a 3.3lt and 4.1lt inline 6-cylinder and a 4.9lt and 5.8lt V8. These engines were mated to a choice of three gearboxes: a 3-speed column shift manual, a 4-speed floor shift manual and a 3-speed automatic.

XBs were also offered in several different levels of trim and spec including: 500, Futura, Fairmont, GT and Grand Sport Rally Pack.

The Grand Sport Rally Pack or ‘GS pack’ was an option box that could be ticked on any of the models below the GT. It was an styling option that comprised of bonnet scoops, GS insignia decals and GT instrumentation.

This particular XB is a 500 with the GS pack and is painted in ‘red pepper’ with a contrasting white interior. According to the seller it was a one owner vehicle for 41 years and is in immaculate condition.

Under the bonnet it’s packing the 4.9lt V8 which is mated to the 3-speed automatic box. The owner reckons that this particular vehicle is a ‘one of one’ with its options and specifications.

The seller is asking $43,900 for the XB GS and you’ve got to admit, it does look pretty darn good.

If you’re keen on this excellent Aussie muscle car you can view the full listing here

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