The XB GT represents the end of an era and is the final chapter in the legendary Ford Falcon GT story. Launched in September 1973, the XB range was restyled with a new split grille, one-piece taillights and some significant mechanical improvements such as the option of four-wheel discbrakes. Having continued the GT lineage with the previous XA, Ford again offered a high performance version of the new XB, moving away from the fire-breathing XR-XY GTs and pitched instead as a more refined GT for the mature executive. Powered by the 351 V8 with a four-barrel
carburettor and developing 300bhp at 5400 rpm, the XB GT certainly wasn’t lacking in grunt and could still turn the quarter mile in 15.8 seconds on its way to a theoretical top speed of 200 km/h. With a choice of four-speed Top Loader, Borg Warner Single Rail or three-speed F.M.X automatic transmissions, the XB GT had a limited-slip differential as standard. The XB GT was again sold in either sedan or hardtop guise with blacked-out bonnet, grille and rear panels plus GT badges and luxurious interior. One area the XB GT was improved over its predecessor was the optional fourwheel disc brakes and the press generally sang the praises of the new model – Sports Car World magazine headlined the car as “Ford refines the stormer”. In total there were 1950 sedans and 949 hardtop XB GTs built before production ceased in June 1976.
Muscle Car Warehouse is super excited to bring you this irreplaceable example of a Falcon GT, this one of one Ford Falcon XB GT sedan finished in special order colour, New England Green paint code Y051. Believed to be originally one of two made in this particular colour. The first one of the two was stolen and never recovered and this example was ordered as a replacement. This car, built in April 1976 and delivered through “Holmesford” on August 30th, 1976 with a host of factory options such as power steering, integrated air conditioning, power windows and the king of all options, a Golde windback sunroof!! Additional to these options it also features cloth interior, which is all original except for replacement cloth in both front seats, original carpets, radio tape player, tu-tone hood, delete exterior wax, long range fuel tank and an FMX automatic transmission. Dealership accessories consisted of side body protection moulds, electric aerial and internal boot release. Still wearing its original twelve slot wheels with original dress rims, centre caps and period type B.F Goodrich Lifesaver tyres. The GT has been lovingly cared for and maintained by alloy its owners for its whole forty-five year life. Thankfully its original logbook, owners manual and an extensive document trail have also been retained with the car too which verify the 149,000 it has travelled. The car is believed to have had 7-8 owners. As you can see this car has never been restored but instead lovingly maintained by all of its previous owners. Falcon GT nationals award winning car. Being the only one left in existence it is a genuine one of one car and goes without question that it belongs in any serious Falcon GT collection or any car collection for that matter.