Random # 87: XK or XL Falcon Ute

A survivor.

North Hobart's Elizabeth Street restaurant strip is a happy hunting ground for UMPH, with many interesting vehicles found there over the last year or so.  Take, for example, this tough as boots early 60s Falcon ute.  It would appear to be an XK or more likely an XL version, as the grill differs from those of the later XMs seen elsewhere on this 'blog.

The owner has no pretensions about the vehicle, having greeted UMPH's photographic efforts with "haven't you seen rust before?"  Rusty it may be but no worse than a lot of newer vehicles still in regular use.  What's more, it started easily and drove down the road quietly and smoothly, without issuing even a hint of smoke.  Hiluxes aren't the only unbreakables!  

This is a workhorse.

Original Tasmanian rego plate.


(uppermiddlepetrolhead.blogspot.com.au .)

All iPhone images.

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