February 28, 2019

Your Car Reviews: 1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra

Your Car Reviews: 1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra

Matt tells us all about his 1978 XC Ford Falcon Cobra.

I’m lucky enough to have my dream car in my garage and that means I probably can’t be very impartial.

To me, ever since I first set eyes on one, I have thought that the XC Ford Falcon Cobra was the best-looking car ever built.

Your Car Reviews: 1978 Ford Falcon XC CobraBig, muscly and with curves in just the right places, the Cobra came to me after years of searching and lots of saving.

My one was bought new by its first owner who kept it in his farm shed for the first 15 years or so of its life.

When it came into my possession the XC had only 12,000km on the clock and was as good (or should that be great?) as the day it left the Ford factory.

Over the years I have put an additional 15,000km on it, it’s too nice a car not to drive and I very carefully take on a couple of decent runs each year. The rest of the time it is stored lovingly on blocks, under blankets and a car cover too.

Aside from a small shower that I got caught in about five years ago on a run, the Cobra hasn’t been rained on…probably since it was new.

I can’t really fault the car, everything still works perfectly, including the original radio.

Overall, wow, I love this car so much (as you can probably tell) and no, it is not for sale and as far as I’m concerned it never will be.

The XC Ford Falcon Cobra was a complete legend and I’m very proud to own a piece of amazing motoring history.

Great review Matt and we are more than a bit jealous! Have you got a unique or collectible car that you would like to tell us about? You could win a great prize! Send your review to [email protected] or use the Contact page.

(Thanks to Shannons and Performance Garage for the pics)

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