This Red 2-door XP Falcon has been in at Lindley’s Panel Works getting some new metal and some paint.
This is the first coat, curing in the sun. I wish I’d caught the earlier processes of this job, but I will follow the progress of this. I deliver there on a nearly daily basis, so I’d be silly not to.
In 1965, Ford released the XP range of Falcons to Australia. These were a modification of the XM, which was loosely based on the Ford Thunderbird.
Around 71000 XP’s were produced between ’65 and ’66, ranging from station wagons, utes and four-doors, as well as a limited number of 2-door coupes. The Fairmont was first introduced in this range.
Wheels Magazine awarded the XP ‘Car of the Year’ in 1965.
If you are interested, full history and specs of the XP range is available here