This identification guide has been written specifically for the Ford Falcon XR GT. The XR GT was the first of the Falcon GT’s, and represented the true beginning of the Australian muscle car era, and the beginning of Ford’s Bathurst success, post Cortina.
The XR GT is a highly desirable collector car, with values skyrocketing in recent years. As this car is based on the same body as a standard Falcon, it is important to understand what features are unique to a genuine XR GT in order to confirm the originality of a car you may be looking to purchase.
This guide provides information on the external features, interior features, paint colours / codes, mechanical features, as well as the important engine and chassis number codes you need to look for in identifying a genuine XR Falcon GT.
Total: 697 (1967 = 646 / 1968 = 51)
Period of Manufacture:
March 1967 – February 1968
Classic Register also has information guides for the following Falcon GTs:
Please note, this guide has been written based on a variety of online sources and enthusiast input. You should not rely on this guide to make any purchasing decision and we make no representation that all information is accurate. You should always seek independent professional advice when looking to purchase a unique car. If you have additional information, photographs or corrections you believe need to be made to this page, please contact us by clicking the button at the top of this page, or comment below.
The Falcon XR GT in it's original form had the following exterior features:
The Falcon XR GT had the following interior features:
The Ford Falcon XR GT was available in the following colours, noting that the vast majority of cars (684 of the 697) were painted GT Gold:
The original paint code of the car will be confirmed on the body plate, located on the front drivers side radiator support panel. See images for a description of the code location.
Examples of the colours are provided in the images.
The Chassis Number on an XR GT is stamped into the body of the car, as well as on the Engine block. The Chassis Number / VIN for a Falcon XR GT should begin with LD5 followed by 4 more numbers, and ending in C
For example: LD51435C
Location of Chassis Number:
This numbering of both the engine and body of the car allows you to confirm whether the engine block is the original - an additional check not possible on many other classic cars.
An XR GT will have a body prefix and serial number in the following format:
Location of the Body Prefix Number:
The body prefix and serial numbar are stamped on the vehicle's ID plate, which is riveted to the front driver's side radiator support panel (see images). The number is also stamped into the body of the car on the passenger side of the front radiator support panel.
Other ID Plate Codes Relevant to the XR GT:
The following codes should be stamped on the ID Plate (see images of ID plates for a better description):
The Ford Falcon XR GT had the following mechanical features, which should be present on an original car:
The following sources, among input from many enthusiasts, have contributed to the creation of this page. If you have any further information you believe can be added, please let us know by contacting us or commenting below.
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