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Ford Falcon (XC)
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Ford Falcon (XC). 1976–9 (prod. 150,707 all types, incl. Fairmont and 400 Cobra). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 2-door coupé, 2-door utility, 2-door panel van. F/R, 3273, 4098 cm³ (I6 OHV), 4942, 5766 cm³ (V8 OHV). Final revisions to 1970s Falcon shape. Revisions aimed at improving exhaust emissions due to Australian Design Rules; cross-flow cylinder head on sixes. Ride, handling improved. More formal grille. Lowered window line at rear in response to customer feedback. Coupé hardly changed at rear, though sedan got wrap-around lights. No Futura in XC line. Upgrades across range in May 1978. Most famous and collectible XC was limited-edition Cobra hardtop, designed to use up bodyshells and see off the range on a high. Marketing tie-in to Bathurst models raced then by Allan Moffat. First 200 with 5766 cm³ (351 in³) V8, remainder with 4942 cm³ (302 in³).

Manufacturing location: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Falcon | Predecessor: Ford Falcon (XB) | Successor: Ford Falcon (XD)

q.v. Ford Fairmont (XC)


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