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The Ford Falcon XT GT was released in 1968 release and followed the XR Falcon.

Driven by a powerful V8 302ci engine and coupled to a 4-speed floor mounted manual transmission, this vehicle set the benchmark on performance and luxury for its competitors.

Engine compression was increased to 10:1 and power increased to 230 HP. The car sported a limited-slip differential to improve traction and the car’s brakes (front discs and rear drums) came with dual circuits.

Compared to the XR, it featured a revised grille and taillight setup and introduced the Falcon series to split system brakes, a more dynamic tyre setup and electronic windscreen wipers.

Wheels were 14 x 6-inch steel and in addition to a few cosmetic exterior features, the interior showcased a wood-grain dash and new carpets.

Top speed was reported as 126mph (203km/h). Acceleration was 0-100km in 8.5 seconds.

An XT Falcon GT driven by Bill Gates and Jim Bertram scored an outright victory in the 1969 Rothmans 12 Hour Classic race for production cars at the Surfers Paradise International Raceway on 5 January 1969.

A team of three XT Falcon GTs won the Teams prize in the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon finishing 3rd, 6th and 8th outright.


This is a genuine Falcon XT GT.

Provenance of this vehicle has been certified with a Deluxe ACCHS Report from Australian Classic Car History Services.

One of only 1,415 made and build number 873. This GT was manufactured at Ford’s Broadmeadows assembly plant in Victoria and delivered on 4 October 1968.

It was originally sold in Whyalla by Forbes Cummings Autos and ownership of the car has never left Whyalla, having 6 different owners along the journey – one for 27 years.

Finished in G.T. Gold with beautiful black vinyl trim, the car was repainted over 30 years ago and the paint job is showing its age with various imperfections.

About 20 years ago, the engine block was replaced with a correct 302ci Windsor V8 – the original number’s matching block is at hand and will go with the car to the new owner. The car retains its original 4 speed manual transmission and rear window louvre.

Recent work includes front suspension and brake overhaul, new wheels and tyres and the gear linkages have just been serviced. As a result, the suspension and handling are very good for a car of this era.

Photos of the original data plate, the Deluxe ACCHS Report and letter form Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited – all confirming this car’s provenance – are shown.

On club registration in South Australia.

A chance to own a fantastic piece of Australian Automotive history.


BODY: Sedan

ENGINE:  302ci Windsor  V8 

FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM:  4 Barrel Carburettor

TRANSMISSION: 4-Speed Manual

PAINT: G.T. Gold

TRIM: Black Vinyl

VIN: JG33HL62783


MILEAGE: 81,600