2019 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction
Lot
9

1962 Ford Falcon XL Utility

$20,000 - $25,000

Specifications

Engine 170ci six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed manual
Engine No. CSH26536M
Chassis No. 6113101103R
Body Work Utility
Colour Blue
Interior Blue/white
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Alloys
Brakes Drums/Drums

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Description

Ford commenced building Falcons in Australia in 1959 and the first model sold here, the XK series, was available from September 1960. Essentially a right-hand drive version of the American Falcon, the newcomer was intended to allow Ford Australia to take on General Motors and the crisp, modern styling certainly made the FB Holden look distinctly old fashioned. Powered by a 144-cid six-cylinder engine with three-speed column shift or Fordomatic two-speed automatic, Ford subsequently offered the 170-cid Pursuit Six as an option for those seeking additional performance. After some criticism of the XK's ability to withstand the rough Australian roads, Ford responded with the XL Falcon in 1962 that benefited from heavy-duty suspension. The bodywork was given a new "Thunderbird" look, with squared-off roofline and convex grille. Other improvements included a new starter motor, redesigned carburettor and stronger clutch, plus revised gear ratios to improve low speed acceleration. Ford added a new model to jazz up the range, the luxury Futura with bucket seats, full carpeting and a padded dash. The XL Falcon was certainly better received by the public, as reflected in the steadily increasing sales figures, though it is a rare sight on our roads today.

History

Rare XL-model Ford Falcon Utility
Rotisserie restoration
Mechanically rebuilt
Room for further improvement
 
Here we have a 1962 Ford Falcon XL Utility where all the hard work has been done. The body has been subject to a restoration and refinished in an attractive mid-blue, which is in very decent condition. Its mechanicals have been rebuilt and a Ford 170 Pursuit engine fitted, with the original engine also available if required. It’s a three-speed manual with column shift. Inside, the cabin has been fully retrimmed in blue and white vinyl, nicely done, and there’s extra gauges fitted under the restored stock dashboard. There’s a black tonneau cover across the load bay, which shows signs of a working life and looks a little tired, similarly, the exterior brightwork displays some mild patina. There’s a nice set of driving lights up front and period alloys to add further character. All in all, it’s complete and a great basis for fun and further improvement. Our XL Ute comes with an owner’s manual and while previously on Victorian club plates, it will be offered for sale unregistered.
 
Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research all vehicles before purchase to authenticate originality.
 

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Monday 15 July

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