Mega rusty XC Falcon Hardtop goes to auction

A once-tough XC hardtop is about to be offered to the public, but is it too far gone?


A matching-numbers, shed-find 1977 Ford XC Falcon 500 hardtop is set to go across the auction block in the coming weeks.

Slattery Auctions in Queensland will be offering the Falcon to the public, which it says is a former Highway Patrol ‘Interceptor’ run by the New South Wales Police Force in the late 1970s.

Despite only showing 192,000 kilometres on the clock, the Ford is severely corroded and listed as being in ‘poor’ condition throughout. But it does appear to have been loved once, with the coupe fitted with period-correct Hotwire wheels and a half-cage with harnesses.

As from the factory, the 500 comes with a matching-numbers 351 Cleveland V8, mated to an original FMX automatic transmission and nine-inch diff with factory tramp rod.

The vehicle would have been rolling off the production line just a month after Allan Moffat and Jacky Ickx took victory in the 1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst driving an XC Falcon (actually a converted XB) hardtop. That year Colin Bond and Alan Hamilton came second place – beating the likes of Ron Harrop, Larry Perkins, and Peter Brock in a trio of Holden Torana SS A9X hatchbacks.

The 1977 Ford XC Falcon 500 hardtop will be auctioned in the coming weeks by Slattery, starting from $1000. You can view the lot by clicking here.