2021 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction

1974 Ford Falcon XB GT Sedan





Engine 351ci V8 4V
Gearbox Three-speed automatic
Body Work Sedan
Colour Yellow Blaze
Interior Black
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel
Brakes Disc/disc


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The XB GT represents the end of an era and 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 disc brakes. 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 351ci V8 with a four-barrel carburettor and developing 300bhp at 5400 rpm, the XB GT certainly was not 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 Toploader 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 four-wheel 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 and - like all Ford GTs - prices have shown rapid growth in recent years, making these cars an asset that's also great fun to drive.