1968 Ford Falcon XT – Today’s Sleeper Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1968 Ford Falcon XT 1968 Ford Falcon XT

Beast underneath the bonnet

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

Replacing the outgoing XR Falcon, the XT was released in March of 1968 and stayed in production until June of 1969.

The XT was essentially a facelifted version of the car it replaced and featured a new grille and revised taillights.

In addition, Ford had also worked on improving the XTs safety compared to that of its predecessor by adding a split braking system, electronically controlled windscreen washers and bigger tyres.

The XT was made available to customers in a number of different body styles that included a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

Power was provided by one of three motors; a 3.1lt or 3.6lt inline six-cylinder or a 5.0lt V8.

These motors sent power to the XTs rear wheels via either a three or four-speed manual (GT only) or three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular XT is a ’68 model and, according to the seller, the vehicle has been equipped with a 351ci V8 that’s been stroked to 393ci and this monumental powerplant has been mated to a four-speed manual transmission.

The seller adds that the vehicle has undergone a bare-metal restoration six years ago and is completely rust free.

The XT Falcon is $70,000 and anyone interested in this tough Aussie muscle car can view the full listing here.  

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