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    Some ol info I found but I can't find a original pic of it as yet.....
    Garry Willmington built the very first XD race car in 1979, it didn’t have the front air-dam spoiler but had the big signature wheel arches and the lip spoiler on the boot. "He went to a Ford dealership and bought a brand new XD and put an aluminium rollcage in it," explains Neville, "but it was really heavy because he’d bought the V8 with a manual. He did a lot of work with Murray Carter and they discovered if they bought a 3.3 column-shift with poverty pack it was much lighter and easier to homologate to reach the required weight
    https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/f...group-c-falcon
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Some ol info I found but I can't find a original pic of it as yet.....
    Garry Willmington built the very first XD race car in 1979, it didn’t have the front air-dam spoiler but had the big signature wheel arches and the lip spoiler on the boot. "He went to a Ford dealership and bought a brand new XD and put an aluminium rollcage in it," explains Neville, "but it was really heavy because he’d bought the V8 with a manual. He did a lot of work with Murray Carter and they discovered if they bought a 3.3 column-shift with poverty pack it was much lighter and easier to homologate to reach the required weight
    https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/f...group-c-falcon
    That's the car ive been racking my brain over!!

    This is why Dick Johnson's car was 80kg lighter then everyone elses.
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    was it like a powder blue?
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    It was this one.....https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...EparZYTX4WUkpg

    I know sometime ago I had found a pic of it on the grid - just can't find it now.
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    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    I am with Maurie, that is the blue i can remember it first as
    the yellow one was a later version (either same car changed, or another car, I cant tell you)
    Well that goes from my memory
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    Quote Originally Posted by TS50 View Post
    I am with Maurie, that is the blue i can remember it first as
    the yellow one was a later version (either same car changed, or another car, I cant tell you)
    Well that goes from my memory
    Yeah i remember it was blue to begin with, there's a picture of it at Sandown with no front spoiler.
    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    yer thats after his first appearance in the XD.
    I recall that 1st race, it looked just as a showroom car in that pale metallic blue (having been a rushed preparation just to have it on the track) for I was hanging to see what the new racing Ford was going to look like if at all at that stage.
    Rd1 at Symmons Willmington finished in the points..
    Carter appeared with his XD Rd2 at Calder finished in 3rd place.
    Only 2 XD's competing in '80.
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    Bathurst 1980.

    Polaris blue, same color as my Mums XD was.

    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    yep thats the blue ! good find, at least we got the colour.
    So Bathurst first weekend of October.
    Symmons was March - the XD was very naked back then I recall it.
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