Ford XB Falcon Hardtop John Goss Special, 1975. A special edition to commemorate John Goss’s win in the Bathurst 1000 endurance race based on the the XB Falcon 500 Hardtop with a GS Rally Pack and the 4.9 litre (302ci) Cleveland V8. The actual number built is unclear, there was an initial build of 400 cars and a second build of up to another 400
I haven’t seen anyone else do this, so here goes, the evolution of the Mad Max XB GT Falcon. The last of the V8 Interceptors.
In Mad Max the car is pristine gloss black with flat black accents. It has a (non functional in real life) Weiand blower activated by a button on the shifter, full interior, open headers going to zoomie exhaust pipes behind the doors, MFP badges and a very Monza-like custom nose cone In general, it is one mean looking police car. Max steals the car to avenge his family, killed by a marauding bike gang.
In The Road Warrior the car has been through some stress in the wasteland. The interior has been removed, the lower portion of the nose has been removed to clear the desert terrain, the badges are gone, the zoomies have been replaced by straight pipes, the finish is much more distressed and most importantly, the trunk lid and rear window have been removed to make room for two massive fuel tanks, which are armed with a bomb that is later used to detonate the car and kill Max’s persuers. The nose is also smashed off during a chase sequence early on. The Weiand was also, according to some sources, functional in this iteration.
The car does not appear in Beyond Thunderdome.
The car is resurrected in Fury Road, almost the same as it appeared in The Road Warrior, though one tank has been removed and the car overall is looking very tired, it is captured by the War Boys early on, and returns later with the infamous Black on Black paint removed, a Ford truck rear end and a second Weiand blower. The fuel tank has also been replaced with propane canisters that are chained below the rear bumper of the car, to make room for a mounted gun and spiked drop chain system. The lower nose has also been reconstructed in a much more rugged and aggressive fashion. Both versions of the Weiand supercharger were functional here.
Ford Falcon “XB/XC” 351 Coupé, 1976. A heavily customised Australian Falcon Coupé is for sale on eBay in the US for $79,500. The ad describes the car as an XB/XC which may mean it is an XB with an XC nose or is simply an XC (which was introduced in 1976)
Car club run today… a nice selection of vehicles from the X-Rated Car Club members and one ring-in… A DeTomaso Pantera. *drool* Check out the rubbers under HER rump! And the engine bay and subtle number plate ;)
Great day folks, thanks!
PS The metallic green XC with the bonnet scoop is my baby.