2019 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction
Lot
20

1970 Ford XW Falcon 500 Sedan

$30,000 - $38,000

Specifications

Engine 3.6 litre six-cylinder
Gearbox Column Shift Manual
Engine No. GV17765
Chassis No. GV17765
Body Work Sedan
Colour Diamond White
Interior Red
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Drum/drum

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Description

The XW Falcon was produced from 1969 to 1970, in a range that featured eight passenger vehicles and three commercial models. The 3.1 litre & 3.6 litre in-line six-cylinder engines carried over from the XT Falcon, as did the 5.0 litre V8. A 5.8 litre V8 was also introduced with the XW. The XW represented the first real attempt to more definitely differentiate the Australian Falcon from the styling of its US equivalent. Many thought the XW to be an entirely new model, rather than merely a facelift of the XR/XT. The basic structure remained the same, but the Australian car replaced the traditional round tail lamps with horizontally split lenses, and introduced a heavier grille, with wrap around indicators and side lights, producing a distinctive and now unique design. The recessing of the rear windscreen helped add to the changed appearance of the car, while the interior also benefitted from a more masculine approach, featuring deep-set instruments housed in a square dash. Ford dubbed the new grille a "Power Mouth", a pretty accurate description, the squared off styling with recessed and offset grille making the XW appear far more muscular than any previous Falcon.
 

History

  • Lovely 1970 XW-model Ford Falcon 500
  • Full ‘poverty-pack’ spec
  • Believed genuine low mileage
  • Four owners from new
  • Amazing original condition throughout
When was the last time you saw one of these? Here we have a genuine poverty pack’ spec Ford Falcon 500. That’s right … 3.6 litre six, column-shift manual transmission, drum brakes all ‘round, front bench seat, rubber floor coverings, hubcaps on steel wheels … it didn’t get any more basic than this when ordering your XW-model Falcon in 1970. Our car was bought new from Tilford Motors in Hobart (Tasmania), still wears the original dealer sticker on the back window and has had just four owners from new in 48 years. It’s finished in classic period ‘Diamond White’ (actually a light blue shade) which, except for some minor paint ‘touch ups’, is all-original. So too is the red vinyl interior, which still looks brand new. All the original interior and body embellishments are there, and it’s all in great condition. This XW Falcon also retains a couple of typical factory accessories of the period too, such as the body-coloured metal windscreen sunshade, the driver’s wind deflector and a chrome fuel cap spill lip. It comes with an original Ford service manual. Showing just 27,800 miles (at the time of cataloguing), believed genuine, where are you going to find another one like this? It’s a rare opportunity for the true Ford enthusiast. Previously on full Victorian registration, it is being sold unregistered.
 
Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research all vehicles before purchase to authenticate originality.

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Monday 18 February

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