Random # 130: XL Falcon Ute
The older the car, the fewer of them you're likely to see about. Not early Ford Falcons, like the immaculate black XL ute pictured here, it seems! There are at least three three similar era sedans in and around Hobart, as well as a two or three coupes, a rare left-hand drive convertible, another ute and a really tidy green station wagon. The only variant that UMPH hasn't seen, however, is a van but that's not to say there isn't one somewhere in Tasmania's south.
The ute featured here is, quite simply, perfect. The paint, panels and chrome were all first rate - probably better than new. There just wasn't a flaw to be seen; even the interior looked brand new. It easily rivals the gorgeous yellow XM version seen in Lakes Entrance, Victoria, and featured in Random # 58: XM Falcon Ute (http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/random-58-xm-falcon-ute.html).
Fans of early Falcons could do worse than check out a few of the following links:
http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/random-113-xl-falcon-sedan.html (XL sedan);
http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/random-22-1964-xm-falcon-coupe.html (XM coupe);
http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/random-15-falcon-convertible.html & http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/random-15-falcon-convertible-revisted.html (ex-USA or Canada-sourced convertible);
http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/random-110-xm-falcon-sedan.html (XM sedan);
http://uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/random-87-xk-or-xl-falcon-ute.html (XK or XL ute);
There are some later Falcons (XR - XD) featured else where in this blog, too. Just search Falcon in the top right-hand corner of the homepage.
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All iPhone images.