1971 Ford Falcon XY – Today’s Tough Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1971 Ford Falcon XY 1971 Ford Falcon XY

Recreation sensation

Replacing the outgoing XW Falcon and bursting onto the local automotive scene in October of 1970, the Ford Falcon XY is by far and away the Blue Oval’s most celebrated locally built automobile.

Changes made over the XY’s predecessor were mainly cosmetic in nature, and proved to be popular with Aussie buyers, as over 118,600 XY’s were sold in its year-and-a-bit of production.

Customers could choose have their XY Falcon in a number of different body styles that comprised a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

Powering the XY was a range of motors that included a 200ci (3.3lt) and 250ci (4.1lt) inline six-cylinder, a 302ci (4.9lt) Windsor V8 and a thumping 351ci (5.8lt) Cleveland V8.

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

This particular XY Falcon is a ‘71 four-door sedan and comes equipped with the monolithic 351ci bent-eight motor and four-speed manual transmission.

According to the seller, this XY is a faithful recreation of the fabled XY Falcon GT-HO and has recently had new tyres fitted.

The XY GT replica is $69,900 and anyone interested in this classic Aussie muscle car view the full listing here.   

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