XP Falcon

Stewart is an ex-pat Australian living in Ireland and has bought this lovely 1965 XP Falcon Coupe or hardtop.

It is a April 1965 build XP Falcon Coupe or Hardtop. It is a Futura model that was fitted with a 170ci 'Super Pursuit engine and a 3 speed column shift. The car was originally white with blue vinyl interior and carpets!

In 1992 it was purchased for $3750.00 Aussie dollars and began its restoration and customisation journey. The list inlcudes....

  • Celica cast iron 5 speed gearbox and hydraulic actuator.
  • Exhaust extractors and dual sports exhaust system
  • Holley 2300 series 2 barrel carburettor - 320 cfm.
  • Full body respray in British Racing Green (baked enamel), complete with rust proofing hidden areas.
  • Respray dash
  • New outer doorskins
  • Reco steering box
  • Re-chroming of both bumpers
  • New windscreen and seal
  • Reco diff and rear axle
  • New shock absorbers
  • AM/FM radio CD player - in the glove box and period radio in the dash (looks cool)
  • Battery mounted in the boot
  • Storage compartments built into the boot
  • Chrome wire wheels and Yokohama tyres
  • Stratos front seats
  • Interior all re-trimmed to match
  • Seatbelts for 5
  • Reco 221ci engine
  • It seems the guy who did all the work and spent a mint didn't really use the car when it was totally finished.
  • The car was imported into the UK in July 2005 and not used. I bought the car in March 2006 and drove it back to Ireland. Since I've had the car I've fitted.....

    • New ball joints and tie rod ends
    • New door and boot locks
  • And I plan to install an electric thermo fan and fit 2 new tyres as the worn tie rod ends didn't do me any favours. Apart from that it all been done - all I have to do is look after her and use her.
  • It starts on the button and is very comfortable for long trips - returning 25-30 mpg if you're good with the right foot. It sounds great and gives the young lads in their Honda Civics and the like something to think about!

     

    How nice to see one of the earlier Falcons, if not in the U.K, then not far away.

    Lovely car.

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