Random # 126: XM Falcon Sedan (a Different One)
There has been a bit of a resurgence in very early Ford Falcon sedans in Hobart lately, as evidenced by Random #s 110 and 113 (https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=3428718156552971041;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=33;src=postname & https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=3511760530567353664;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=24;src=postname, respectively). There are also a smattering of similar era coupe, convertible and ute variants in and around town. UMPH has spied at least one very tidy green station wagon that he's yet to capture, too.
The XM sedan shown here continues the trend. The panels, paint and chrome are all first rate, as is the interior. However, a couple of things suggest that it might be a bit of a sleeper.
Easily the biggest giveaway is the ominous-looking scoop protruding from the car's bonnet, with its centre position suggesting that it attached to the carburetor of a V8. There's also a contemporary style radiator overflow bottle, seen above and below, that indicates the V8 might be from a newish car.
There's also the rather long gear shift protruding from the transmission tunnel, which could either be connected to a three-, four- or even a five speed transmission, depending on what type of car it's been sourced from. If it's a three speeder, it is most likely just the shift that's been changed. However, a four- or five- speed box would be from a much later era car.
U M P H
All iPhone images.