Ford Falcon XD V8 - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Nicely kept sedan has potential

Ford played a smart game when it released the XD back in 1979.

Though it was launched a touch behind the then new Commodore, it was a larger car that, in 3.3lt 4-speed form, could match or slightly better the Holden in fuel economy.

That was significant, given there was a global scare on oil shortages at the time.

The big thing for the XD was the shape, which may look a little boxy now, but at the time was applauded for being a clean and attractive piece of design.

Underneath there was a lot of the previous XC in the mechanicals.

This example appears to be an up-spec GL, with 302ci (4.9lt) V8 and C4 auto transmission, plus a limited slip diff.

It's claiming to have just 89,000 and, if the condition backs that up, it could be a bit of a find.

Located in NSW and said to be running original plates, it's priced at $20,000 with a RWC.

See our XD-XE-XF history.

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