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Aangeboden: Ford Australia - XK Falcon Ute


Merk: Ford Australia Model: XK Falcon Ute
Bouwjaar: 1961 Carrosserie: Pick-up
Brandstof: Benzine Transmissie: Automaat
Kilometerstand: 49743 miles Motorinhoud: 3270 cc
Kleur exterieur: Green Kleur interieur: Grey
Soort bekleding: Skai en stof    

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She'll Be Right Mate!

The first Australian Falcon UTE heralded not only the creation of Ford’s first locally designed and built compact sedan-based six cylinder commercial half-tonne truck range...It also drew Ford Australia’s first symbolic line in the sand in terms of how the local Ford branch would manufacturer its ‘Australian’ Falcon, by starting with the basis of a US design and then modifying it to withstand the more robust demands of Australian drivers and car-busting roads.

Australia’s first Falcon ute and van range was launched in May 1961 which was about eight months after the XK sedan made its star-studded debut in September 1960. Like the sedan and station wagon, the new ute and panel van shared a fresh and striking design based on the latest US Falcon-based Ford Ranchero pickup (ute).

Even so, the Australian Falcon range differed noticeably from the US version, with a more compact and practical design tailored to suit tough Australian conditions. The key difference was that the US Ranchero used the longer doors of the two-door Falcon model, which in turn pushed more of the load floor behind the rear wheels to create greater overall length and more rear overhang.

For a fully laden workhorse, this US design was too vulnerable to major damage while negotiating Australian work sites, creek crossings, spoon drains and other outback obstacles and because the US Falcon wagon shared the same shortcomings, Ford Australia presented a unique short-tailed version of the Falcon sedan, wagon, ute and panel van range all sharing the same 109.5-inch wheelbase and 181-inch overall length.

ABOUT THIS UTE

  • Imported by us recently from Queensland, Australia and first registered in New Zealand in September 2017.
  • Beautiful condition throughout in super sound working order.
  • Comes with home made canopy
  • Very rare in NZ
  • MORE INFO COMING SOON…

This is a rare early bird, regardless of how many were made. A great piece of early Australian motoring history.

Will be sold WOF’d and Registered.

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT only.



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