Engine Type: 2V 6 Cylinder
Engine Number: JG41MC79964C
Build Date: 05/1972
Odometer Reading: 96185 Miles Showing
Concourse example of an iconic car / utility with some special features and unusual combinations, here’s the story…
Built Late May 1972
Due to the late build it was ordered in an XA colour ‘Cosmic Blue’
It also features standard XA high back seats ,steering lock and ignition on the column.
As Standard Falcon 500 utes
– Full length stainless moulds
– Rectangle door mirror
– Tailgate mould
– M code 250 2v 6 cyl motor featuring factory made extractors and 2 barrel carby ( this engine was comparable to Holden’s 186s 6 cyl.
This Ute as ordered.
– Cosmic Blue metallic paint
– White seats and door cards
– Column Automatic c4
– Standard wheels and hubcaps
First owner name unknown purchased the car in 1972 from a Melbourne ford dealer
The car was taken to QLD in 1973 as the owner went to work the mines to help pay for it.
The car was then sold to its second owner after its return to Melbourne by James O’Brien (Jinxy)
James drove the car for many years as his daily driver while living in the Mordialloc area of Melbourne.
In August 1994 James had the engine rebuilt by Saliba Engine reconditioners in Springvale ,Melbourne.
In 2008 Brian Jolly a lifelong friend was chosen by James to be the 3rd and next owner.
The ute was used in Brian’s painting and decorating business for some years before deciding in August 2013 to take the ute off the road and begin a restoration.
A bare metal restoration was completed mid 2016. included was an engine rebuild by MS engine reconditioning in Springvale.
Rarely driven, only the odd weekend weather permitting and as a result there has been a minimal amount of use since the restoration.
The car always attracted a crowd whenever it was out and about.
If there’s one better I’d love to see it.
To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval.