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Top^From 2000 to Now

BF Farmont Ghia MkII

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 2006

Discontinued: Mar 2008

FORD’S BFII facelift was designed to keep the ageing, 2002 BA Falcon-based series – itself a thorough redevelopment of the failed 1998 AU model – fresh in the face of the all-new Holden...
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BF Fairmont MkII

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 2006

Discontinued: Mar 2008

FORD’S BFII facelift was designed to keep the ageing, 2002 BA Falcon-based series – itself a thorough redevelopment of the failed 1998 AU model – fresh in the face of the all-new Holden...
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BF Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 2005

Discontinued: Sep 2006

With the BF range, the big news was the limited use of ZF’s six-speed automatic gearbox that helped to transform upper-end versions of the BA-based Fords into sedans with seriously world-class capabilities...
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BF Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 2005

Discontinued: Sep 2006

With the BF range, the big news was the limited use of ZF’s six-speed automatic gearbox that helped to transform upper-end versions of the BA-based Fords into sedans with seriously world-class capabilities...
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BA Fairmont MkII

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 2004

Discontinued: Sep 2005

To stem off the re-engineered Holden VZ Commodore and revised Toyota Camry, the 182kW/380Nm 4.0-litre BA MkII Fairmont was about a host of minor trim and specification alterations, including new colours...
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BA Fairmont Ghia MkII

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 2004

Discontinued: Sep 2005

Only a minor model upgrade, the BAII Fairmont Ghia gained new-look alloy wheels, a revised steering wheel and transmission shifter, and additional new colours....
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BA MkII Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 2004

Discontinued: Mar 2008

To stem off the reengineered Holden VZ Commodore and revised Toyota Camry, the 182kW/380Nm 4.0-litre BA MkII Fairmont was about a host of minor trim and specification alterations, including new colours...
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BA Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Sep 2002

Discontinued: Sep 2004

The most changed model in its 42-year local history, only the Falcon’s doors and some under-body bits were carried over from the unfortunate AU. From the flattened roof, squared-off nose and German...
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BA Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Sep 2002

Discontinued: Sep 2004

The Ghia naturally benefited from all the BA Fairmont changes, but added its own ride/handling tuning which one senior Ford engineer claimed at the launch to being the most satisfactory. From the flattened...
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AU III Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Nov 2001

Discontinued: Sep 2002

Ford kept playing the value-added card to prop up Falcon sales. Trainspotters should be aware of the “Series III” badge, smoked headlight surrounds, body coloured mirrors and trim, the addition...
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AU III Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Nov 2001

Discontinued: Sep 2002

Ford kept playing the value-added card to prop-up Falcon sales. Trainspotters should be aware of the “Series III” badge, smoked headlight surrounds, the addition of side skirts, clear side...
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AU II Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Apr 2000

Discontinued: Nov 2001

A desperate Ford attempted to resuscitate its faltering Falcon fortunes with a new horizontal grille, squarer rear bumper and boot number plate valance, larger wheels and tyres, classier cabin trim and...
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AU II Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Apr 2000

Discontinued: Oct 2001

As desperate Ford attempted to resuscitate its faltering Falcon fortunes with a new horizontal grille, a squarer rear bumper and boot number plate valance, larger wheels and tyres, classier cabin trim...
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Top^From 1990 to 1999

AU Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Sep 1998

Discontinued: Apr 2000

The curvy AU sported an all-new body and interior, heavily revised drivetrain, recalibrated coil spring suspension, optional independent rear suspension (IRS), extra standard features, greater refinement...
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AU Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Sep 1998

Discontinued: Apr 2000

The curvy AU sported an all-new body and interior, heavily revised drivetrain, recalibrated coil spring suspension, independent rear suspension (IRS), extra standard features, greater refinement and much...
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EL Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Sep 1996

Discontinued: Sep 1998

A new grille, alloy wheels and bumper inserts are the extent of the EL Fairmont’s facelift. Underneath, upgraded suspension, steering and refinement levels were introduced, while small trim changes...
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EL Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Sep 1996

Discontinued: Aug 1998

A new grille, alloy wheels and bumper inserts are the extent of the 162kW/361Nm 4.0L EL Ghia’s facelift. Underneath, upgraded suspension, steering, and refinement levels were introduced, while...
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EF II Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 1995

Discontinued: Sep 1996

An optional passenger side airbag made the headlines, along with revised suspension tuning to tame the allegedly twitchy rear end. New trim, better front seats, increased crash protection, greater refinement...
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EF II Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 1995

Discontinued: Sep 1996

Dual front airbags arrived, along with revised suspension tuning to tame the allegedly twitchy rear end. The XR6’s 162kW Tickford-tuned 4.0L I6 became the new standard engine. New trim, better...
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EF Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Aug 1994

Discontinued: Oct 1995

Sleeker than before, the first major EA facelift featured an all-new nose, tail (sedan only) and interior design, and a fake grille and raised bonnet from Fairmont upwards (lower line models had no grille)....
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EF Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Aug 1994

Discontinued: Oct 1995

Sleeker than before, the first major EA facelift featured an all-new nose, tail (sedan only) and interior design, and a fake grille and raised bonnet from Fairmont upwards (lower line models had no grille)....
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ED Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Aug 1993

Discontinued: Aug 1994

A stopgap model to reign in popular new VR Commodore, the ED’s chromed ovoid grille is the only visual giveaway. Later-build EDs incorporate stronger body modifications developed for the following...
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ED Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Aug 1993

Discontinued: Aug 1994

A stopgap model to rein in popular new VR Commodore, the ED’s chromed ovoid grille is the only visual giveaway. Later-build EDs incorporate stronger body modifications developed for the following...
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EB II Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Apr 1992

Discontinued: Aug 1993

Growing to 4.0L, the standard 148kW/348Nm I6 engine proved quieter and more powerful, while increased sound deadening and body rigidity helped refinement. Safety received a boost with a stronger roof...
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EB II Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Apr 1992

Discontinued: Aug 1993

Growing to 4.0L, the standard 148kW I6 engine proved quieter and more powerful, while increased sound deadening and body rigidity helped refinement. Safety received a boost with a stronger roof and pillars,...
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EB Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Jul 1991

Discontinued: Apr 1992

V8 back by popular demand! Suspension and steering modifications brought improved handling, while a new grille and tail-light treatment, no vents in the rear side pillars and side indicator lights mark...
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EB Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Jul 1991

Discontinued: May 1992

V8 back by popular demand! Suspension and steering modifications brought improved handling, while a new grille and tail-light treatment, no vents in the rear side pillars and side indicator lights mark...
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Top^From 1980 to 1989

EA II Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Nov 1989

Discontinued: Jun 1991

A body coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes. New standard features: (From Sept '90) improved audio,...
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EA II Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 1989

Discontinued: Jul 1991

A body coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes. New standard features: (From Sept '90) central locking,...
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EA Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1988

Discontinued: Oct 1989

EA was the biggest Falcon change to date. A striking new body heralded better aerodynamics, more interior space and improved ergonomics, while upgraded mechanicals ran to re-engineered I6 engines featuring...
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EA Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1988

Discontinued: Sep 1989

EA was the biggest Falcon change to date. A striking new body heralded better aerodynamics, more interior space and improved ergonomics, while upgraded mechanicals ran to re-engineered I6 engines featuring...
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XF Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 1986

Discontinued: Feb 1988

Minor trim changes inside and out were the only cosmetic differences. The five-speed manual became available on the optional 4.1L EFI I6. The 97.5kW carburettor 4.1 I6 was the standard engine. Engine...
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XF Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 1986

Discontinued: Feb 1988

A Ghia wagon was introduced. Minor trim changes inside and out were the only cosmetic differences. The only engine available was the 121kW/325Nm 4.1L EFI I6. New standard features: electronic fuel injection,...
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XF Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 1984

Discontinued: Oct 1986

Third facelift of XD arrived with an all-new front-end styling, revised tail-lights and a complete cabin makeover. New seats, a colour coded dash and more electronics debuted. The base 103kW 4.1L I6...
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XF Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Oct 1984

Discontinued: Oct 1986

Third facelift of XD arrived with an all-new front-end styling, revised tail-lights and a complete cabin makeover. New seats, a colour-coded electronic dash and more electronics debuted. The base 103kW/316Nm...
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XE Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1982

Discontinued: Sep 1984

Ford’s golden era started with the top-selling XE. At last coil springs replaced the ancient leaf springs on the sedan, while a new nose (with added driving lights in the Ghia’s headlights),...
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XE Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1982

Discontinued: Sep 1984

Ford’s golden era started with the top-selling XE. At last coil springs replaced the ancient leaf springs on the sedan, while a new nose, fluted tail-lights, improved engines, more refinement, greater...
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XD Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Jun 1980

Discontinued: Feb 1982

A 22kg lighter engine head and electronic ignition improved performance, economy and sales on the I6 range, while minor trim alterations and “alloy head” badges identify the changes. 94kW...
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XD Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Jun 1980

Discontinued: Feb 1982

A 22kg lighter engine head and electronic ignition improved performance, economy and sales on the I6 range, while minor trim alterations and “alloy head” badges identify the changes. 94kW/305Nm...
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Top^From 1970 to 1979

XD Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1979

Discontinued: Jun 1980

Crisp, glassy Euro-style Australian design that sat on carryover XC Falcon mechanicals marked the XD as a total re-skin of the 19-year old series. Weight-saving plastic abounded. The standard engine...
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XD Fairmont Ghia

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1979

Discontinued: Jun 1980

“Ghia” replaced the XC’s lauded “GXL” (which replaced the XB GT) as the sports-touring/luxury Falcon. Crisp, glassy Euro-style Australian design that sat on carryover XC...
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XC Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Aug 1976

Discontinued: Mar 1979

It only took Ford 17 years for its Falcon to become Australia’s best-selling car at last – a feat the XC achieved during 1977 against the frankly hopeless HX Kingswood. Part of the reason...
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XC Fairmont GXL

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Aug 1976

Discontinued: Mar 1979

It only took Ford 17 years for its Falcon to become Australia’s best-selling car at last – a feat the XC achieved during 1977 against the frankly hopeless HX Kingswood. Part of the reason...
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XB Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Nov 1973

Discontinued: Jul 1976

Ford went for the Mustang-look again with the handsome XB Falcon. It ditched the XA’s fussy W-shape grille for a cleaner plastic item incorporating the 1971 Pony Car’s aggressive snout....
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XA Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1972

Discontinued: Nov 1973

The XA – the third all-new bodied Falcon – may have been the first wholly Australian-designed big Ford, but it became one of the low points of the series after the XY highs. The modish '70s...
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XY Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Nov 1970

Discontinued: Mar 1972

The XY is widely regarded as the most glorious Falcon. The last of the XR-based Fords, it built on the XW’s good looks with a revised grille and tail-light design, and engine upgrades: 97kW/258Nm...
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Top^From 1960 to 1969

XW Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Jun 1969

Discontinued: Oct 1970

Chunkier looks were the result of a modern nose and tail graft, with the Falcon’s signature circular tail-lights finally giving way to square wrap-around units. The indicators did the same up front...
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XT Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1968

Discontinued: May 1969

Underneath the new grille and redesigned tail-lights lurked more powerful and economical engines – now an 85kW/244Nm 3.1-litre/188ci and a 101kW/282Nm 3.6/221 six-cylinder, and a 157kW/407Nm 5.0/“Mustang...
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XR Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Sep 1966

Discontinued: Mar 1968

Billed as the “Mustang-bred” Falcon, the handsome, long-nose, short-tailed XR model was the second generation big Ford, with longer and wider American styling remodelled significantly for...
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XP Fairmont

Make: Ford

Model: Fairmont

Released: Mar 1965

Discontinued: Sep 1966

Ford’s XP Fairmont sedan and wagon was a far more convincing challenger to Holden’s successful Premier than its Futura contender, which remained part of the Falcon range. The Fairmont had...
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