XB: September 1974

September 1974
VIN: JG65PB36199K Model: XB
Variant: Falcon 500 (JG 65) Special Edition: N/A
Owner: Shane Esmond Email: ***********
Country: Australia State: QLD
Build Month/Year: September 1974 Compliance date: 09/74
Engine: Y -V8 302ci 2v (Cleveland) Current Engine: 351 Cleveland
Transmission: L-4 Speed floor shift manual Current Trans: Borg Warner 4 speedd manual
Paint: 5 - Deep Aqua Current Paint: B - Onyx Black
Trim: S - Saddle Current Trim: Black
Dealer Code: Dealer Name:
Factory Options: 03 - Seat Belts (mandatory)
05 - Power Disc Brakes
11 - Laminated Windscreen
32 - Sports Console
39 - Carpets
48 - Rally Pack (GS)
56 - Driving Lights
71 - Super Fringe Deluxe Push Button Radio
Production Figures: My letter doesn't specify this info (I received it in 2005). Am currently obtaining an updated letter with more info like selling dealer etc. Dealer/Owner Options:
The car had been in Emerald, Qld (my hometown) since the mid-1980's and had two owners in this time (tyring to find out its history before then as well). I bought it in December 2000 as a shell with suspension and not much else for $650 and began a complete resto, doing as much of the work as possible myself. Due to budget and time restraints the rebuild took approx. 13 years and now the car is on club rego, driven to shows and drive days etc mostly around my local area. I rebuilt it in a 1970's street car style using all Ford parts (mostly XB and XC) as I have always favoured that look. I fitted a XC Fairmont dash (seemed like a good idea at the time!) because the previous owner had modified the original XB dash in a way I didn't like and I had a perfect XC one at the time. If I had to start again I'd find an XB GS dash, and repaint the car next time in its original Deep Aqua, but no plans to do that as I love the way it looks now in black. The cars original compliance plates were lost during a full paint job by the previous owner in the '90's, so when I registered it I supplied an old rego certificate from previous owner, a stat declaration of why the plates weren't on it and my verification letter from Ford. The rego officer also visually checked the chassis number on the shock tower and under Qld Transport rules, the car is now legally registered. I would love to know any additional info on the cars history if anyone out there knows it.
September 1974
VIN: JG65PB4088## Model: XB
Variant: Falcon 500 (JG 65) Special Edition: N/A
Owner: William Kim Email: ***********
Country: United States State:
Build Month/Year: September 1974 Compliance date:
Engine: L - 6cyl 250ci 1V (High Compression) Current Engine: 302 Cleveland
Transmission: L-4 Speed floor shift manual Current Trans: L-4 Speed Floor Shift Manual
Paint: 2 - Tropicana Green Current Paint: Orange
Trim: C - Chamois Current Trim: No idea
Dealer Code: Dealer Name:
Factory Options: 03 - Seat Belts (mandatory)
10 - Sunroof
Production Figures: Dealer/Owner Options:
It was an import to the United States. I've always wanted one and when the opportunity presented itself I couldn't help myself. I hear there's around 100 here and I'm proud to say I'm one of those 100 owners! I've had people stop on my neighborhood street and ask about it even though it's stationary in the garage at the moment. That's how unique it is. There's not a ton of rust on it that I can see, a bit on the rear, but nothing that's a deal breaker. I'm dying to get it on the road just so I can feel it under my rear. I haven't started the motor yet, but that was mostly due to the fact that I couldn't even get the bonnet open. It's open now though so work is about to get underway.
September 1974
VIN: JG66PB4093## Model: XB
Variant: GT (JG 66) Special Edition:
Owner: X Email: ***********
Country: Australia State: QLD
Build Month/Year: September 1974 Compliance date: 10/74
Engine: T - V8 351 4V (Cleveland) Current Engine:
Transmission: L-4 Speed floor shift manual Current Trans:
Paint: M - Yellow Blaze Current Paint:
Trim: B - Black Current Trim:
Dealer Code: Dealer Name:
Factory Options: 03 - Seat Belts (mandatory)
10 - Sunroof
11 - Laminated Windscreen
40 - Air Conditioning
55 - Black Hood / Colour Keyed Tu Tone Bonnet
61 - Styled Exterior R/V Mirror LHS
Production Figures: Dealer/Owner Options: Adjustable decklid spoiler
September 1974
VIN: JG66PB40947K Model: XB
Variant: GT (JG 66) Special Edition:
Owner: Glen Evans Email: ***********
Country: Australia State: SA
Build Month/Year: September 1974 Compliance date: 9/74
Engine: T - V8 351 4V (Cleveland) Current Engine: JG33NG74822K
Transmission: L-4 Speed floor shift manual Current Trans: TKO 5 SPEED
Paint: M - Yellow Blaze Current Paint:
Trim: K2 - Brown with cloth insert Current Trim: B2
Dealer Code: 4116 Dealer Name: FRONTIER FORD HILLCREST SA
Factory Options: 03 - Seat Belts (mandatory)
52 - Sports Road Wheels
55 - Black Hood / Colour Keyed Tu Tone Bonnet
Production Figures: 1 OF 941 OF THIS MODEL BUILT
1 OF 458 WITH THIS ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
1 OF 232 WITH THIS PAINT COLOUR
1 OF 2 WITH THIS PAINT AND TRIM COMBINATION
OF THESE, IT IS JUST 1 OF 1 WITH THIS BUILD SPECIFICATION
Dealer/Owner Options: Numerous. MoTec EFI, Drysump oiling system, Tremec TKO 5 speed and full floating rear end assay. Big brakes all around etc etc
SAME OWNER SINCE MARCH 1983, CURRENTLY UNDERGOING BODY AND PAINT RESTORATION AND POSSIBLY MAY RETURN THE TRIM TO ORIGINAL.