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Ford Falcon (XF Falcon GL)

XF Falcon GL

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Oct 1986

Ford logo1 Oct 1984

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

Third facelift of XD arrived with an all-new front-end styling, revised taillights and a complete cabin makeover.

New seats, a colour-coded dash, and more electronics debuted. The base 90kW/240Nm 3.3L I6 employed improved engine efficiency, although mandatory unleaded fuel (ULP) changes dropped its power output to 88kW from January ‘86.

These are identified by side indicators found in the front bumpers. A rear seat boot hatch and steering wheel rake adjustment were introduced.

New standard features: AM FM radio cassette player, digital clock, intermittent wipers, trip meter, left-hand exterior mirror.

Engine options: 103kW/316Nm 4.1L I6 (until Jan ’86), 97.5kW 4.1L ULP I6 (after Jan ’86), 120kW 4.1L EFI I6 (until Jan ’86), 121kW 4.1L ULP I6 (after Jan ’86).

Special editions:· Oct 84 – S Pack: Fog lights, front spoiler, steel wheels, driver’s seat tilt, lumber support and foot rest, sports instrumentation, intermittent wipers, stripes and decals· Sept 85 – 25th Anniversary: 4.1L auto sedan, with 15” LTD alloy wheels, sports instrumentation, silver trimmings & pinstripes, Peregrine Falcon badges 2000 made.

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