1978 Ford Falcon XC Panel Van – Today’s Practical Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1978 Ford Falcon XC Panel Van 1978 Ford Falcon XC Panel Van

Vans are making a comeback

The Ford Falcon XC was first introduced in July 1976, replacing the outgoing XB, and production ran through to February of 1979, at which point the XC was replaced by the XD.

The XC was essentially a face lifted version of the XB, and featured new styling tweaks such as a softer nose and dual round headlights.

In addition, Ford also completely redesigned the rear door windows, installed an all new dash and altered the seating position, all in the quest for better visibility - one of the main criticisms of both the XB and XA.

The XC came in a number of different body styles that included a four-door sedan, four-door wagon, two-door hardtop coupe, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

There were four engine choices available with the XC; a 3.3lt inline-six, 4.1lt inline-six, 4.9lt V8 and a 5.8lt V8.

These donks were mated to either a three-speed manual, four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

Built in 1978, the panel van has, according to the seller, travelled 231,000 kilometres from new.

This car, equipped with the 4.1lt inline-six and column shift manual, is a one owner vehicle, which is quite remarkable.

The price is $16,000 and anyone interested in this practical throwback cruiser can view the full listing here

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