1973 Ford Falcon XA GT 4 Speed Manual - Red Pepper ... (SOLD)

Now for sale is this immaculate late '73 XA GT sedan in the stunning hero colour of Red Pepper. Located for inspection in our Mortdale Showroom.

At the time the XA Falcon was renowned as the first all Australian designed Falcon, and the first Falcon GT to include both a 4 door sedan and a hardtop version. It was a huge milestone event in the history of Ford in Australia, and following the Bathurst success of the GTHO's in '70 and '71, the XA went on to achieve victories at Mt Panorama again in '73 and '74. They were very good years.

For the first time Ford was designing cars from scratch right here. The designers moved away from the subtle brick box like design of the XR through XY range to a more aerodynamic flowing ''Coke bottle" body design, and inside a new wrap around cockpit style dash and high backed bucket seats were just some of the features.

The GT's received NACA style air scoops on the bonnet, attractive black out highlights, driving lights mounted in the grill, and unique vertical vents in the front guards. Gone were the Super Roo stripes and the ''XY only'' bonnet shaker, here was a more mature streamlined GT.

Today we are pleased to offer this outstanding all numbers matching Red Pepper manual XA GT. Complete with its original books, this is a unique 1 of 1 build combo with the 8 track radio tape player and retractable seat belt options according to the enclosed ACCHS Report.

Delivered new from Cannon Ford of Armidale NSW the car presents superbly and has obviously survived well with careful ownership over many years, and has been with the current fastidious owner for the last 5 years.

The August '73 built GT is all numbers matching including the original square block 351 4V Cleveland V8, 4 speed Top Loader manual gearbox and 3.5:1 9" diff, all in excellent working order and condition.

The engine has been rebuilt with a few performance upgrades including closed chamber 4V heads, aluminium intake, balanced internals, a nice roller cam, roller rockers, 750 Holley, electronic ignition, new extractors and a 2 1/2 inch exhaust.

The car has been professionally resprayed (external only) and retains original paint and patina in the boot area, and the car's underside.

The under-bonnet area shows a high level of attention to correct detail and combined with the superb body and interior has helped the car to win trophies for presentation at the last two Sydney All Ford Days.

Brakes and suspension have all been rebuilt with new front end, ball joints, new master cylinder, and the correct original XA GT tramp rods and big finned rear drums are still in place.

The interior is immaculate with excellent seat bolstering and correct original seat facings, door cards and hood lining. Dash is perfect, all gauges and controls work, even the factory clock keeps time.

The spare in the boot is a correct 12 slotter and there is a correct jack, tools and original tool bag. There is also an original boot mat.

The car is sitting on mint 15 x 7 Bathurst Globes with 215/65/15 redwall tyres, and comes complete with a fitted car cover.

This is a glamour quality, strong driving GT that really turns heads, sounds amazing and gets up and goes like a healthy GT should.

Ready to club register and enjoy to the fullest! In our Mortdale Sydney showroom for your private inspection. (Ref: 6261)

We are happy to arrange a video inspection of the car using WhatsApp. Please call for more details and note Enclosed Door to Door transport is available anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

Call Mike on 0414 278 604 or Nick on 0499 577 997 and let us assist you with your inquiries. Also please note if you have a quality Muscle or Classic car you wish to list or have valued please give us a call at AMCS, we will be happy to assist you.




JG33NG 20045K


T - 351 4V Cleveland


L - 4 Speed Top Loader Manual


X - Red Pepper


B - Black Vinyl


11 - Tinted laminated windscreen

69 - Retractable Seat belts

72 - Radio / 8 Track Tape Player



Selling Dealer Code:

2501 - Cannon Ford, Armidale, NSW