FALCON MARKET REVIEW
V8 FALCON utes were popular when new and remained relatively plentiful for decades. In fact, their strong numbers moving into the 21st Century were a surprise considering that so many were forced from new to work for a living without any special care. Recently those plentiful supplies of good V8 utes have evaporated. If you do find a really good GS manual V8 the cost could reach $50,000. Most in the market however are substandard vehicles – some didn’t even start life with V8 engines – and priced so high that restoring one to any level of decency is uneconomic. Colour, options and accessories can make a difference too. Factory air-conditioning would have been a very rare option and, especially if it is still working, will add to value. Not many Falcon utes of this era came with the fibreglass canopies which were a popular addition for Holden owners. Finding one of these can be a bonus too. Authenticity if relying on build plates alone is difficult to prove but any XB with an engine that doesn’t match the platework should be viewed with suspicion, Even if the vehicle is a genuine V8, it won’t be worth the same money as one with matching numbers and factory documentation.