Danny Green’s XB Falcon sold!

Champion boxer's tough-as-nails Falcon sold at auction


UPDATE, September 14: Danny Green’s big-block XB Falcon coupe has sold for a whopping $275,000 plus 7.5 per cent buyer’s premium.

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July 29: Here at Street Machine we often say the car reflects the owner, and Danny Green’s ‘Green Machine’ big-block-powered XB Falcon is just what you’d expect from a former world-champ boxer – and now it’s up for grabs!

Danny has owned the Falcon since 2006, and as it was, for most people, the XB’s tough exterior and history initially sucked him in. “I just loved the shape and toughness of the XB coupes, they just do it for me,” he says. “Obviously Mad Max is a big part of why I love them too, and I wanted a properly tough, old-school muscle car.”

That same year, the car was put on a rotisserie and given a complete rebuild front to back, creating Danny’s perfect vision for his Green Machine. The big addition was the all-motor, carby-fed 514ci big-block Ford sitting under that bonnet scoop.

“I wasn’t interested in turbos or anything like that, I just wanted a tough-as-nails V8 which sounded like an angry T-Rex and that’s exactly what I got,” says Danny.

The inside copped a makeover as well, with custom touches throughout – including embroidered leather seats, a shifter shaped like a boxer’s mitt and a pair of fists moulded into the glovebox lid.

After 15 years of ownership, Danny’s decided his time with the XB has come to an end, so it’ll be going up for auction with Grays on August 27.

“The reality is that engine probably only has 3500km on it since it was built, and the car just doesn’t get used like it should,” says Danny. “It’s going to be very hard to let it go, but I’ve had my fun with it and I think it’s the right time.”

Danny doesn’t know exactly what type of money the coupe will sell for, but he knows it’s a special brute. “It speaks and sounds for itself; it really is a one-of-a-kind machine,” he says. “There’s nothing else like it in the world, so I’d love to see it go to a new home where someone can really enjoy it.”