The Falcon XD was released in March 1979 replacing the Falcon XC. It featured a new smaller body with no reduction in interior space. Unlike its predecessor, the XD range did not include a 2-door Hardtop model. The base engine offered in the XD range was a 3.3-litre six-cylinder engine. Other choices were a 4.1-litre (250 cu in) six cylinder, a 4.9-litre (302 cu in) eight cylinder and a 5.8-litre (351 cu in) “Cleveland” V8 engine. Transmissions available were a three-speed column shift manual for six-cylinder versions, the popular four speed manual floor shift, and the most popular transmission choice, the three-speed automatic with the selector lever located either on the steering column or the floor. All engines had a carburettor with electronic ignition. A total of 197,293 XD Falcons were built prior to the XD being replaced by the Falcon XE in March 1982.
Muscle Car Warehouse now has ready for sale this tidy Ford Fairmont XD. Going with the classy Fairmont name tag is the beautiful Hermitage Red colour. The gold pin striping and period correct Bathurst Globe wheels set the car off perfectly. The paintwork has been re done at some stage of the car’s life including door jambs and is still in terrific condition. The interior in the XD is all original and finished in “Camel Cloth” and again is in good condition for its age and still has the original radio and steering wheel. The XD is powered by 351 Cleveland engine which is still the matching number engine for this car making it super desirable. Neither the engine nor any of the other driveline components have had any modifications either. It was originally delivered to Fairford Motors in Wangaratta, Victoria and thankfully still retains the original logbook, owner’s manual, and the Ford verification letter. Factory 351 XD Falcons are becoming desirable and harder to get. Now available for inspection by appointment only in our Kogarah facility.