2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction
Lot
133

1971 Ford Falcon XY 500 (V8) Utility

$75,000

Melbourne

Sold

Specifications

Engine 351ci V8
Gearbox Three-speed automatic
Body Work Utility
Colour Ultra White
Interior Blue
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel wheels with hubcaps
Brakes Disc/drum

Description

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The XY Falcon was released in October 1970 replacing the XW Falcon and is today widely regarded as one of the most desirable of the early Falcon models, especially in its ultimate GTHO Phase III guise. Based on the strong selling XW range, the XY facelift brought a new level of styling sophistication and aggressive design to the Falcon, introducing a new divided grille and cleaner, redesigned taillights. There were also refinements to seating, safety equipment and ride quality, all offered across a range of eight passenger vehicle and three commercial models. A GS Rally Pack was available as an option on the Falcon 500, Futura and Fairmont sedans and wagons, while the ‘hero’ of the XY range was the legendary Falcon GTHO Phase III, released in May 1971. Panel Van and Utilities were also offered, as was a four-wheel-drive version of the Utility in 1972, though only 432 examples were built. Engines across the XY range included the new 200ci (3.3 litre) and 250ci (4.1 litre) in-line six-cylinder engines, replacing the smaller-capacity sixes offered in the XW models. Both the 302ci (4.9 litre) and 351ci (5.8 litre) V8 engines were carried over. Production of the XY Falcon range totalled 118,666 units.