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'73 Ford Falcon XB
Debut Series 2010 HW Premiere / 2010 All Stars
Produced 2010-Present
Designer Rob Matthes
Number R7550
48) '73 Falcon XB


Description

The '73 Ford Falcon XB is a Sports coupe produced by Ford's Australian division starting in late 1973. The XB Falcon is often considered to be one of Australia's most prominent classic cars and was the flagship car in the 'Mad Max' film series from the late 1970s and the 1980s. Exactly 949 GT 351 Coupe versions rolled off the assembly lines, making the XB GT coupe exceedingly rare.

The Hot Wheels casting portrays the rare 1973 GT 351 Coupe of the XB Falcon, which was only produced from September to approximately December of 1973.

Hot Wheels replicated in 2012 a modern Ford Performance Vehicles GT335 which is the 5.0L V8 motorsport version of the modern Australian Ford Falcon. This casting is Right-Hand Drive, as is the Standard for Australian-market vehicles.

Versions

The '73 Ford Falcon XB has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
048 (INT) / 125 (USA) 2010

2010 New Models (INT) - All Stars (USA)

Yellow Black spoiler, hood stripe, "GT351", sill, side scoop, small FORD on front Chrome / Plastic Clear Black 5SP R6452 Int. - R7550 USA Malaysia

Base Code(s) C10, C12, C15

XBYellowFirstRelease
048 (INT) / 125 (USA) 2010

2010 New Models (INT) - All Stars (USA)

Yellow Black spoiler, hood stripe, "GT351", sill, side scoop, small FORD on front Chrome / Plastic Clear Black 5SP R6452 Int. - R7550 USA Malaysia

Early International release: Black paint around wheel arches. Base Code(s) C09

Image Not Available
048 (INT) / 125 (USA) 2010

2010 New Models (INT) - All Stars (USA)

Metallic Blue Silver spoiler, hood stripe, "GT351", sill, side scoop, small FORD on front Chrome / Plastic Clear Black 5SP R6452 Int. - R7550 USA Malaysia Base Code(s): C22 73FordFalconXB Blue
7/20 2011

2011 Garage

Red Dark red and silver "GT 351" twice on hood; Dark red scallops on sides Metal / Unpainted Clear Black Grey RRC T8268 Malaysia Base Code(s): C21 73 Ford Falcon XB-19067
2011

2011 Australian Diecast Expo

Light Green Flames on sides, Expo logo on roof Metal / Unpainted Clear Black RLRRC V3167 Malaysia Limited to 3000 XBExpoLoose
7/20 2011

2011 Garage - Ford

Copper Grey and Brown scallops on hood and sides, Silver 'GT351' on hood Metal / Unpainted Clear Black Grey RL RRC T8327 Malaysia Some are repainted over light green. XBCopperGarage
120 2012 Muscle Mania - Ford 10/10 Metallic Purple Lt. Purple, Black and White scallops, "GT351", Black bottom stripe Chrome / Plastic Clear Black

MC5

V5423 Malaysia Base Code(s): D46, D49, D50, D51 2012-73FordFalconXB-Purple
120 2012 Muscle Mania - Ford 10/10 Spectraflame Purple White, Black, & Lt. Purple stripes on sides and TH Chrome / Plastic Clear Black Chrome RLRRC V5372 Malaysia Super Treasure Hunt XBPurpleSuperLoose
120 2012 Muscle Mania - Ford 10/10 Spectraflame Purple White, Black, & Lt. Purple stripes on sides and TH Chrome / Plastic Clear Black Chrome RLRRC V5372 Malaysia Super Treasure Hunt. Silver painted fog lights. Image Not Available
6/24 2012 Mystery Models Metallic Green Green, Black and White scallops, "GT351", Black bottom stripe Chrome / Plastic Clear Black Chrome rim, Black MC5 X7060 Malaysia 73 Ford Falcon green
120 2012 Muscle Mania - Ford 10/10 Red Silver, Black and White scallops, "GT351", Black bottom stripe Chrome / Plastic Clear Black 5SP V5660 Malaysia Base Code(s): E32, E26 (10PK) 2012-120-MMF10-73FordFalconXB-Red
198 / 250 2013 HW Showroom - Garage Dark Yellow Red & Black stripes, "GT351" Black Chrome / Plastic Clear Grey Chrome rim, Black PR5 X1861 Malaysia '73 Ford Falcon XB-2013 198 Garage
198 2013 HW Showroom - Garage 2013 SS Treasure Hunt Spectraflame Gold Red & Black stripes, "GT351" and "TH" Dark Chrome / Plastic Clear Grey Grey RR5SP X2024 Malaysia

Super Treasure Hunt

73 falcon xb (2013 Super Treasure Hunt)
198 2013 HW Showroom - Garage 2013 SS Treasure Hunt Spectraflame Gold Red & Black stripes, "GT351" and "TH" Dark Chrome / Plastic Clear Black Grey RR5SP X2024 Malaysia

Super Treasure Hunt

XBGoldSuperBlackInt
198 / 250 2013 HW Showroom - Garage Black Blue & Green striples, "GT351" Chrome / Plastic Clear Green Green rim, Black PR5 X2003 Malaysia Base Code(s): E51 '73 Ford Falcon XB-2013 198 Black
238 / 250 2014 HW Workshop - Muscle Mania Orange Yellow & White stripes Chrome / Plastic Tinted Black Yellow PR5 BFF15 Malaysia Base Code(s): F41 '73 Ford Falcon XB-2014 238
238 / 250 2014 Muscle Mania

(K-Day Exclusive)

Purple blue and white stripes Black / Plastic Tinted Black blue-rimmed, black MC5 BFV61 Malaysia XBPurpleKdayLoose
1 / 5 2016 Hot Wheels Entertainment - Forza Motorsport Yellow & Black Black stripes & Forza Motorsport logo on sides, detailed head- & taillights Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Black) Black Chrome & Grey TRR DJF43 Malaysia Base code(s): J32

Also included in Forza Motorsport 5-car Premium Set

73 Ford Falcon XB-29913

Trivia

For the 2010 First Release of this casting, Hot Wheels decked the Falcon GT out in it's real-life color scheme of 'Yellow Blaze' with black 'paint-outs'. For it's second release, it was 'Apollo Blue' with silver 'paint-outs'. Of the 2899 XB GT's that rolled off the production line between 1973 and 1976, 496 were Yellow Blaze and 178 were Apollo Blue.

Unlike the Hot Wheels version, the XB GT had its bumper bars painted in the body color. Chrome bumper bars were only on other XB Falcon models. 

See also

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