1968 Ford Falcon XT – Today’s Workmate Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1968 Ford Falcon XT 1968 Ford Falcon XT

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

Released in March of 1968, the XT replaced the outgoing XR Falcon, and stayed in production until June of 1969.

Changes made over its predecessor were mostly cosmetic in nature, with the XT scoring a new front grille and taillights.

Ford also improved the XT Falcons safety by introducing a better braking system, bigger tyres and electronically controlled windscreen washers.

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

Power was derived from either a 3.1lt or 3.6lt inline six-cylinder or a 5.0lt V8, and the shove from these motors was sent to the XT’s rear wheels via either a three or four-speed manual (GT only) or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular XT Falcon is a ’68 500 ute and, according to the seller, the vehicle has been fitted with a thumping 351ci Cleveland V8 and four-speed automatic transmission.

The XT ute is $25,500 and anyone interested in this bent-eight workmate can view the full listing here

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