1972 Ford Falcon XA – Today’s V8 Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1972 Ford Falcon XA 1972 Ford Falcon XA

Bent-eight brute under the bonnet

The XA Ford Falcon is the first iteration of the third generation of one of Australia’s most iconic locally built automotive monikers.

Released in March of 1972, the XA replaced the outgoing XY Falcon, and stayed in production until September of 1973.

The XA was a completely new design compared to its predecessor, and the XA series was also the first Aussie Falcon that was both designed and manufactured locally.

Body styles that customers could have their XA in included a four-door sedan, five-door station wagon, two-door hardtop coupe, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

Power came from a range of different motors that comprised a 3.3lt and 4.1lt inline six cylinder and a 4.9lt and 5.8lt V8, the latter of which could be had in two different states of tune, depending on the model.

The shove from these engines was sent to the XA’s rear wheels via either a three or four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular XA is a ’72 model four-door sedan and comes equipped with the thumping 5.8lt V8 and four-speed manual transmission.

The XA Falcon is $30,000 and anyone interested in this Blue Oval banger can view the full listing here

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