The XC series was a facelift of the XB Falcon, itself an upgrade of the XA Falcon which had entered production in 1972. Visually, the XC Falcon was given a restyle treatment. The XC had a less aggressive nose which incorporated two round headlights on Falcon models and two rectangular headlights on Fairmont models. Ford also addressed the vision problems of the XA and XB by utilizing the rear doors from the contemporary model FAIRLANE which had the effect of removing the coke bottle look., along with installing an all-new dash and installing higher front seats. The preceding XA and XB series were the last model Falcons to use coke bottle styling. Total production of the XC range reached 171,082 vehicles prior to the replacement of the XC by the XD Falcon in March 1979.
First time offered for sale to the public!! A once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a super original Group C race car still in its original paint and livery from the last time it officially competed in 1979. This special Ford Falcon XC Hardtop was given to Garry Willmington from the Ford Motor Company as a race prepared shell and campaigned by Garry as a privateer entrant in both the 1978 and 1979 Touring Car Championships. This included competing in both the 1978 and 1979 Hardie Ferodo 1000 races. One of Garry’s major sponsors were Austral Hardware, which was owned and operated by Garry’s brother, Ian Willmington in the southwest of Sydney. The car remained in Garry’s possession from 1978 until 2021 when it changed hands for the very first time in a private sale. This car is a must for any Ford or race car collector particularly because it is untouched and has had only two owners. Now available for inspection at our Kogarah facility.