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Ford Fairmont

XW Fairmont

Ford logo1 Jun 1969

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

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 too. Only the XR/XT doors remained.

The dash was also remodelled, with added safety padding. The GS options pack was introduced while the Futura re-appeared, slotting between the Falcon 500 and Fairmont models.

Power outputs rose to 88kW/244Nm (3.1), 104kW/285Nm (3.6) and 164kW/407Nm (5.0 V8), with the 3.6 offering an optional four-speed manual floor shift for the first time.

In all 105,785 XWs were made, a Falcon milestone.

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