In 1973, the XB Falcon (sold with the slogan “The Great Australian Road Car”) was introduced with more aggressive styling, a multifunction control stalk (indicators, high beam, horn), new colours including colour-coded bumpers on the GT variants, and minor trim variations. Engine options carried over from the XA-series. The GT variant of the XB also included four-wheel disc brakes. The twin driving lights remained, as did the bonnet locks. The bonnet scoops of the GT were now integrated into the “power bulge” on the bonnet, the bumpers were now body-coloured, and the power bulge, wheel arches, sills, and valances were painted in a contrasting colour to the body colour dependent upon the actual body colour.
This XBGT was entered and issued with a Cannonball Run number plate, 240. The race covered 3,755 kilometres stretching from Darwin, down the Stuart Highway all the way to Alice Springs. The 1994 Cannonball Run was a legal event run in the Northern Territory, Australia from 22 May to 27 May 1994. Being built in May of 1976 makes this car special also as it is one of only 13 cars finished in Outback Bronze with Walnut Glow accents. The saddle trim also presents nicely. It still wears its original 12 slots wheels with centre caps as well as other original items such as the radio cassette and long-range fuel tank. Currently running a healthy 351 4V Cleveland (JG66- XAGT Coupe engine) which sounds awesome through the side exiting exhaust and backed by a 4 speed Top Loader and 9” diff. Overall this is a solid and great survivor car which is ready to race or simply be a weekend cruiser. Now available for inspection at our Kogarah facility.