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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.

The Car

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


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  • twistyman
    twistymanalmost 4 years ago

    Great car..

    when I got license my dad had 1966 Falcon….
    couldn’t kill that car..

  • I had an XP wagon when I was 13 years old (now guess my age). I used to drive it up and down the yard, but never ended up getting it ‘roadworthy’. My Dad paid the wreckers $50 to take it away when I left home. It was a cool car though.

    – Gryphonn

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 4 years ago

    Looks like some one is building a very nice ride! Great capture and story!

  • Thanks Bill. I will definitely keep track of this one and try to post updates.

    – Gryphonn

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