Ford Falcon XC – Today’s Summer Cruiser Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

Ford Falcon XC Ford Falcon XC

One owner from new!

The Ford Falcon XC is the third and final iteration of the third generation of one of Australia’s favourite locally built automobiles.

Released in July of 1979, the XC replaced the outgoing Falcon XB, and stayed in production until March of 1979.

Changes made over its predecessor were mostly cosmetic in nature, with the XC scoring a revised front end design aimed at making it look softer and less aggressive.

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

Power was derived from a range of motors that included and 3.3lt and 4.1lt inline six-cylinder and a 4.9lt and 5.8lt Cleveland V8.

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

Despite being in production for less than three years, the XC Falcon was a successful model for the Blue Oval, with over 171,000 examples being built.

This particular example is advertised as a ’75 four-door sedan which raises some questions as XC production began in 1976. It comes equipped with the 4.9lt Cleveland V8 and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the car has travelled 218,888 kilometres in total and has only ever had one owner from new.

The XC is $13,000 and anyone interested in this patina pearler can view the full listing here.  

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