1968 Ford Falcon XT – Today’s Classic Ute Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1968 Ford Falcon XT 1968 Ford Falcon XT

It’s not exactly what you’d call stock

The Ford Falcon XT is the second iteration of the second generation of one of Australia’s greatest automotive monikers.

Built between March 1968 and June 1969, the XT replaced the outgoing XR, and brought with it mostly cosmetic revisions over its predecessor.

These changes included a revised grille and taillights. The XT also benefitted from upgraded safety features such as split-system brakes, a wider front and rear track and electronically operated windscreen wipers.

The XT could be had in a number of different body styles that included a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door van.

Power came from three different engines that comprised a 3.1lt and 3.6lt inline six-cylinder and a 5.0lt V8.

The oomph from these donks was sent to the rear wheels via either a three of four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

The XT was made available to customers in a number of different levels of specification across the model range. These included the Falcon, 500, Fairmont and GT.

This particular XT is a ’68 ute and, according to the seller, it’s had quite a few modifications made to it over the years.

These mods include a 351ci V8, internally balanced crank, C-10 transmission, Edelbrock performer intake, aluminium drop fuel tank, twin exhaust and an aluminium radiator, just to name a few.

The seller is asking $38,000 for this heavily worked, bent-eight ute, and anyone interested in it can view the full listing here.

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