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1973 FORD XA GT 351 SEDAN - MATCHING NUMBERS We are please to present this genuine matching numbers 1973 / 8 Ford XA GT 351 auto (Now fitted with the correct period spec top loader) (Yes the tags are correct and in place.) The original auto gearbox is available should a collector wish to go that route. Whilst not the unicorn RPO version it is from that closing stages of XA production. The 351 Cleveland has been fitted with a RPO spec cam and heads and subsequently has 'quite' the exhaust note and 'extra' performance. Finished in its correct Polar White (only 112 GTs produced) with white vinyl and inset black fabric trim. Being such an important example of Australian automotive history it naturally has an intriguing backstory. To kick off the early 70's, FORD Australia launched the new look Falcon XA. Three of Ford's Australian designers were sent to Dearborn in the USA to observe what was 'hip' and make it happen back in Oz. A radical departure from the XY boxy profile, this was all about size and a style coined the 'Coke bottle'. This reflected a world of design demonstrably breaking free of post world war 2 conservatism. Remember, World War Two was as recent in public memory at the time as 1990 is now. By Australian standards the XA was a 'BIG' car for the family and it certainly visually out sized the Holden with its only contender being the Chrysler Valiant. Ford, however had an ace card up their sleeve...£‹The XA GT 351 was a natural progression from the success the XY had indelibly forged on 'the mountain' and further entrenched in the Australian psyche whether you were were a Ford or Holden family. Tribalism was ever increasing and the marketing gurus were literally pouring petrol on the bonfire.
Chrome was still king and the XA had brightwork in abundance. The dashboard design was a radical departure from the past and it's winged binnacle format directed the focus all at the driver. This XA GT sedan is a true opportunity for a Ford devotee enthusiast, collector or investor.
£‹MAKE: FORDMODEL: XA GT 351 SEDANYEAR: 1973COLOUR: POLAR WHITEINTERIOR: WHITE WITH BLACK TRIM FABRIC INSERTSENGINE: 351 4V CLEVELAND SOLID CAMTRANSMISSION: 4SP TOPLOADERDIFFERENTIAL: OEM 9"OTHER INFORMATION: GENUINE FORD XA GT SEDAN MATCHING NUMBERS WITH ORIGINAL AUTO GEARBOX INCLUDED£‹
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