In the sellers own words: "This is an unrestored (only repaired as needed) March 1976 build factory red pepper XBGT coupe.
I personally imported this car in 2000 and used it for mild road racing (vinyl decals), marketing and cross-country road trips.
It has been garaged the entire time in the USA and meticulously maintained. Drive it anywhere.
The original VIN is JG66******** with an alternate Vic Roads assigned VIN of V******P stamped in the shock tower.
I have attempted to identify the reason for the V series VIN and it was suggested me the car was stolen and recovered and that was the source of the damaged fender and driver side repaint. Car has a CLEAR TEXAS title under its V series Vin number.
The original data plates are intact including the one on the radiator support.
The rear-end snubber under the car is a GT unit and the tramp rod frame holes have the correct GT inserts. All paint in the trunk and under the dash confirm the red pepper paint.
The car appears to have never been apart and mostly original except for some bolt on items.
Professionals who have seen the car or pics verify this a GT with a reassigned VIN.
When I purchased the car from Australia it was set up for drag racing with 80/20 front springs, 4 inch-wide mini-lights on the front and 10 inch mini-lights on the back. The engine internals were stroked to a 393 cu/inches.
The original block has been professionally checked, cleaned, bored .030 over with installed cam bearings and freeze plugs.
I can have the VIN stamped engine block rebuilt using components from the one in the car now and placed back in the car.
This car spent most of its life in the Outback portion of Australia north of Melbourne making it essentially rust free. It has approximately 124,000 kilometers (76,000 miles) on it.
The body is all original except the driver side front fender appears to have been changed. The paint on the passenger side of the car is the original ford paint.
The driver side paint was done in approximately 1998 when the fender was replaced.
Inspection inside the driver side door panel and trunk reveal no damage to the door or rear quarter.
Poor paint prep has resulted in the paint cracks you see on driver side of the car, under the hood (bonnet) and some on the trunk (boot). All body panels are straight and align as they should. Most of the interior, gauges, etc are original. All electrical is original.
The cloth portion of the seats were redone using the original material in 2000. The carpet is what was in it when I got it and I doubt it is original.
The side windows have been converted to electric prior to my purchase and all windows work. One window button on the main driver panel has come off but I have it. Headliner is original. Dash is original with no cracks.
All gauges work except the fuel which appears to be a faulty fuel sending unit (units easily available). Grille, lights, lenses, and honeycomb panels are original.
The radiator, and most of the equipment under the hood are factory except the original block. The original Ford VIN stamped block goes with the car. The original heads, intake and carb were not with the car when I got it.
The current engine is a 1972 351 Cleveland from a Ranchero GT with factory 4V heads and intake. The dizzy is a Mallory unit and the carb is a 650 Edelbrock.
The transmission is a top loader 4 speed with Hurst shifter and 9 inch P-Trac rear with 3.00 gears.
The Hurst shifter is not original to the car and is not compatible with the factory center console.
I have an original NOS XBGT shifter and rods for the car as well as the original center console which would go with the car upon sale. The brake system is original including the 4 wheel disk brakes.
I have some spare parts such as rear rotor, bearings, etc. The original power disk brake booster was rebuilt 4 years ago.
The suspension has been modified to include 1971 Boss 351 front springs lowered 1”, 1971 Boss 351 front sway bar (have the original), XBGT rear sway bar, and Koni adjustable shocks all around. Rear leaf springs are original as well as the rear strut rods. The wheels are not original and are 15 X 7 Torque Thrust D’s. This is a very solid, low mileage, unrestored XBGT. There aren’t many left in this condition. Priced appropriately