FORD XD ESP

SEPTEM­BER 1997

Unique Cars - - ONES THAT GOT AWAY -

The fourth leg of this month’s Ford V8 quadrella is this XD ESP 351. Back in 1997 the XD’s price was around a third the cost of a new XR8 but times have changed. ESPs have be­come the most cov­eted 1980s Fal­cons and while XEs tend to be cost more they are also more com­mon than XDs. This car in sil­ver grey looks very sim­i­lar to a GL-based 5.8 shown in a Reg­is­ter of ESP Fal­cons. If so then it is an early-pro­duc­tion car and one of fewer than 300 (es­ti­mated) that were built. Like all per­for­mance Fal­cons, money be­ing sought for ESP has soared dur­ing the past 18 months.

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