Monday, November 17, 2014

1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra

The Ford Falcon XC Cobra was a limited edition of the Ford Falcon released by Ford Australia in 1978. It was based on the XC Hardtop (Coupe).

The cars were painted bold blue and Olympic blue racing stripes and finished with snow white and "Cobra" emblems, a throwback to Carroll Shelby's Mustangsof the 1960s that made the car easily identifiable as a Ford muscle car. Unusually, the bodyshells were painted blue first, the intended blue stripes then masked and the white coat painted over the top. Each of the cars was given its own individual serial number and fitted with a sequentially-numbered plaque (from 1 to 400) in the dash. The first 200 produced were given the 5.8L 351 Cleveland V8, while the other 200 received the 4.9L 302 Cleveland (the exception Build number 1 was a 302 and Build Number 351 was a 351).

This is the only non-American Muscle car in my collection. This car was also the base model for the Road Warrior (Mad Max Interceptor) movie.

The 1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra by Biante Models in 1:64 scale

and the real Falcon Cobra...


José António said...

Hello, Mike.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Very nice details in this model. It's amazing the quality in this scale (1:64)... last but not least very good fotos!

komenda said...

Mad Max!!! I wonder if there is a 1-64 model of that classic film Ford. Glad that you posted this Mike :). Hmmm...that classic Cobra blue strip would look good on my Ford Fiesta :) or Focus.
Greetz my friend!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Jose Antonio! Biante Models is like the sister company of Autoart Models, thats why the details are superb also. thanks for the visit also :-)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Yes Erwin! :-) 5 years ago I almost ripped this model apart just so I could make that Mad Max Interceptor in 1:64 scale, good thing I didn't, Hotwheels came up with the Ford Falcon XB which is the nearest that one can use to make the "Interceptor".

If only I have the time and place to do it :-)

That classic blue strip would look good on your Fiesta I bet! you can try using decals hehe! :-)

Bertrand L. said...

Very nice models ! I'm gonna take a look on the Biante Models site ;)
Thanks for all your great models & pictures !