The world champion boxer is bidding farewell to his 514c.i. V8-powered two-door Falcon hardtop.
Former world champion boxer Danny Green is parting ways with his beloved Ford Falcon XB hardtop, dubbed ‘The Green Machine’.
The Australian athlete has owned the XB hardtop since 2006 and has, in the intervening years, spent a significant amount of cash turning it into a bona-fide street machine.
And it’s by no means stock standard, with Green cramming an 8.4-litre (514ci) big block Ford V8 motor under the bonnet, resplendent with a bonnet scoop.
Inside, the XB Falcon has some unique touches, like the glovebox lid embossed with a pair of boxing gloves, and the headrests embroidered with Green’s signature ‘Green Machine’ nickname.
The boxing glove motif doesn’t end with the glovebox, the Falcon’s gear shifter also moulded into the shape of Green’s tool-of-the-trade, as are the door lock pins.
Green’s Falcon hardtop is set to go under the hammer via Grays Online. Bidding opens on Thursday, 9 September, and ends on Tuesday, 14 September.
There’s no indication on sale price or if there is a reserve, but recent results for Ford Falcon hardtops have seen prices of the Aussie muscle car rise appreciably, now nudging the $150,000 mark for well-preserved, original examples.
Earlier this week a Ford Falcon GTHO Phase IV shattered the record price paid for an Australian-made road car, trading privately for $1.75 million.
Rob Margeit has been an automotive journalist for over 20 years, covering both motorsport and the car industry. Rob joined CarAdvice in 2016 after a long career at Australian Consolidated Press. Rob covers automotive news and car reviews while also writing in-depth feature articles on historically significant cars and auto manufacturers. He also loves discovering obscure models and researching their genesis and history.