MUR­RAY CARTER’S XB COUPE AND LOADS MORE

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$97,800 THE FAL­CON Superbird was a spec­tac­u­lar suc­cess for Henr y’s boys at Broad­mead­ows. Bathurst wins and a new show­room hero. On the track the Superbird was ini­tia lly up against t he Torana GTR XU-1 then the L34 and A9X V8s. One of the most pop­u­lar pri­va­teers was Mur­ray Carter who has had more race starts than I have had CornFlakes. Mur­ray was a Ford man through and through with his X W and X Y GT-HOs and was one of t he f irst into a Superbird wit h his X A. But it is his Brian Wood Ford backed XB with Deep Pur­ple (no joke) paint work and bright yel­low wheels he is best re­mem­bered for. And this is t he show­car to match. It’s fa r more t han stick­ers and fat t y res with a 4V 351 Cleve­land un­der the bon­net, a toploader gear­box and LSD. Bar­gain buy­ing given its claimed prove­nance.

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