Driving an Australian Ford Falcon with 900 Ponies

Aussie muscle from the seventies is mental.

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Once you buy a muscle car that survived a grass fire for just $200 Australian, it's going to be a full on rebuild taking years no matter what you do. This particular 1977 Ford Falcon XC is now a ten second car, thanks to a V8 that produces 700 naturally-aspirated horsepower, with an optional 175 shot of nitrous at hand.

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The Falcon XC isn't the Mad Max generation of the Australian Fords, nor is it the car the locals really wanted in the late seventies. Yet it is the last metal-bumpered muscle car they made, with proper engines and some "European styling" before the much more plastic-infused eighties generation took over.

This much loved brown XC runs a 434 cubic inch Cleveland engine, with fuel-injection, CHI heads, a high rise manifold and 4-11 gearing, just to make sure it remains a ten second car on a shoestring budget, Australian style.

It's mental.

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