1 Nov 1973
A fussier grille, four-wheel disc brakes (an Aussie first) on the bigger V8, improved suspension, a collapsible steering column (with a headlight flasher stalk) and inertia reel front seatbelts were the main changes over the ZF Fairlane, which rode on the back of the better-handling XB.
Engines remained unchanged. Falling Fairlane demand forced Ford to up the standard features kit, with automatic now being the only transmission available.
From mid-’75 extra features, bumper overriders and a vinyl roof became standard.
A 50th Anniversary Fairlane 4.9L V8 arrived in late ’75.
Overall, 19,556 ZGs were built.