1973 FORD XA GT COUPE - MATCHING NUMBERS ***SOLD***
1973 FORD XA GT COUPE ***SOLD***
To give this car context it is worth remembering that only 891 XA GT Coupes were ever manufactured with 362 in 1973. This in part explains the meteoric rise of genuine XA GT's desirability and investment credentials.
Firstly this car was SOLD within 24 hours of the initial 'teaser' images being released on social media. We have elected to still list it as intended due to its extraordinary significance and restoration quality. After the first photos were taken we arranged a meeting with Tony Gerace of Gerace Restorations here in Adelaide to ensure we had the full story.
Tony Gerace's experience, reputation and credentials in collectible Ford and automotive restoration circles is unquestioned. His enthusiasm and endorsement of this particular XA was like listening to a parent extol the virtues of their child. There was not one component down to the assembly he did not know. Certain details he shared were a reminder of how some people are now guardians of historical knowledge of Australian automotive design and manufacturing.
This car is full matching numbers and correct tags on all components. From the outset the restoration was to retain originality but bring it to the highest levels of concourse quality. When documenting this car it was little things like the care bestowed on the boot latch mechanism and tail light assembly that reinforced this build was at the elite level. The door jambs, gutter rail, trim alignment, window fitment, engine bay, under bonnet all followed the same quality ethos. No surprise that the interior followed suit and felt right. Allow us to expand on this... Some people charge in and take the path of replace for the sake of replacing to have it 'NEW' even if reproduction but for a matching numbers rare example, careful consideration must be taken as to what to leave and sympathetically refurbish. This gives a car like this another level of kudos. It takes real expertise to achieve this successfully.
The toploader gearbox has been upgraded to 31 spline Phase III spec with original shifter. The original matching number block was retained but fully rebuilt with sleeves to retain the original capacity and bring it back to new performance with a Crane F238 mechanical cam that of course can be reverted to factory spec if desired. The priority regardless of money was to keep that original block in the car. Heads are the correct 4V fully restored with the correct guide plates etc. The differential is original, correctly marked, rebuilt as of course are the entire braking system and suspension.
What can we say. It was a privilege to offer this vehicle via TMCS and see it so enthusiastically received with a successful transaction for seller and buyer in under 24 hours.
Given our recent sales trends we suggest not to hesitate if seriously interested in this vehicle.
MODEL: XA GT COUPE
ENGINE: 351 4V CLEVELAND
TRANSMISSION: 4 SP TOPLOADER
DIFFERENTIAL: OEM 9"
OTHER: MATCHING NUMBERS & TAGS / NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION BY GERACE RESTORATIONS
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