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1980 Ford Falcon XD Sedan
Model: Falcon XD
Engine: 351 V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Colour: Green / White / Black
Description/extras: XD Group C Falcon with extensive racing history in period, numerous races at Bathurst between 1980 and 1984 with continued use into the 1990's, excellent entry level car for various iconic racing series, comes complete with original cams log book, current historic log book and cams cert of description. After taking the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1979 in the Ron Hodgson/Channel Seven LX A9X Torana, Bob Morris stepped into the new VB Commodore for the 1980 ATCC but after a year of mixed results with the VB – a win in the final round at Oran Park the only bright point in a long season of retirements – Morris cut his ties with Holden for the 1980 endurance races at Sandown and Bathurst. He then partnered with Bill O’Brien in O’Brien’s XD Falcon for the Hang Ten 400 at Sandown where the pair retired after 31 laps. Bathurst saw the XD borrow the old green/white A9X livery but with Channel Seven/Breville sponsorship with the race memorable in a few ways. The big talk of the race was Dick Johnson’s collision with ‘the rock’ and subsequent public outpouring of condolences and cash, but quietly, the Morris/O’Brien car became the first to run a three driver line-up when O’Brien graciously stepped aside to allow Allan Moffat a stint behind the wheel after Moffat’s Falcon expired early in the race. O’Brien then took over from Moffat with the car running to fourth place before engine issues dashed any hopes of a possible podium finish after 88 laps. O’Brien continued to campaign the car until the end of Group C in 1984 with mid-field Bathurst results and some points wins in the ATCC during 1982 and 1983.
As with all cars sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately due to the high volume of cars, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each car and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners and inspecting the car. Lloyds Auctions sells these cars under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle.
(Inspection is welcome) (Location: QLD) (Collections by appointment only)
Lloyds Auctioneers and Valuers
Unreserved Ford Iconic Race Car Collection
29 Violet Street
Eagle Farm QLD 4009
Lloyds Classic Car Division
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