Ford Falcon XT wagon - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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One family ownership

This XT Falcon 500 six would have been the base model in the range back in 1968-69, with the 3.6lt straight six (which claimed 101kW at 4400rpm), matched to a three-on-the-tree manual transmission.

WIth bench seats front and rear, it was intended as good honest family transport, or a workhorse when you needed it to be.

Back then it would have cost in the region of $2600, plus an extra $100 if you wanted a radio.

The survival rates for family-size wagons of this era haven't been great, as many were literally worked to death.

For Ford, it was a memorable year in competition. As Cliff Chambers explains in our buyer guide: "The XT’s greatest competition triumph came not on bitumen but while facing 12,000 kilometres of torture during the inaugural London-Sydney Marathon. Three GTs started and all finished within the Top Ten. Best place was third, with the other cars filling fifth and eighth places to give Ford the Teams Prize."

This example claims to have been in the ownership of a single family for its entire life, with little in the way of modification and treated to good maintenance. No mileage is mentioned.

Located in NSW, it's being offered with a roadworthy certificate at $37,000.

See our XT buyer guide, plus our feature on 1966-72 Falcon wagons


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