In Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) it was referred to as the "Last of the V8 Interceptors". The Falcon XR won the Wheels Car of the Year Award in 1966, giving Ford Falcon two consecutive wins. The non-gold GTs, while having the same specifications, are the rarest of the early Australian muscle cars. A new FPV model, the GS, was released to "plug the hole" between the XR6 Turbo and the higher level (and price) FPV V8 models when the XR8 was phased out. Power-assisted front disc brakes were now standard across the Falcon range. But unlike the FG Mk1, every Mk2 gets the five-star ANCAP safety rating as all cars now get six airbags as standard. Initially, the company considered a revamped 5th-generation Falcon and even studied the possibility of fully imported replacements such as the American front-wheel-drive Ford Taurus or rear-wheel-drive Ford Crown Victoria, the European rear-wheel-drive Scorpio[31] and, reportedly, even the Japanese rear-wheel drive Mazda 929[32] (then part of the Ford conglomerate). Fuel efficiency figures also improved, with figures of 10.7 L/100 km (22 mpg‑US; 26 mpg‑imp) for the base XT and 10.2 L/100 km (23 mpg‑US; 28 mpg‑imp) for variants fitted with the ZF six-speed automatic.[41]. [10], The next new model Falcon, the XR series, was introduced in September 1966. The XA Falcon, introducing a new hardtop coupe model, entered the scene with its distinctive range of paint colours, with purple and wild plum being popular, often ordered with white or black upholstery. The power output of is similar to previous FPV turbos, but it is a substantially modified design:[verification needed] the new induction system which includes a bigger and more efficient intercooler, higher compression ratio, extra boost and strengthened internals are the key changes. Styling was based on the third-generation 1966 US Ford Falcon and it was promoted as the "Mustang bred Falcon". The sedan is sold in eight variants comprising: The latter nameplate returned after being absent from the Falcon range since June 2010. For better handling on station wagons, owners could order the stiffer heavy duty suspension package as a no-cost option. New Zealand assembly ceased in the early 1990s, after which all Falcons sold locally were fully imported from Australia. [40] The turbocharged version of same engine also received further gains in output, with peak power rising to 245 kilowatts (329 hp) and 480 N⋅m (350 lb⋅ft) of torque. The engine continues to use a similar VCT system as its BA/BF predecessors. Engine options carried over from the XA-series. A lot of effort went into improving the craftsmanship and fit and finish of both the exterior and interior. [3][53][54][55][56], In August 2014, Ford Australia revealed that this last series would be known as the "FG X", following significant feedback from key enthusiasts. Steel 12-slot wheels were reintroduced, although some GTs received the five-spoke Globe 'Bathurst' wheels, which had been ordered for the GT-HO Phase IV and now needed to be used. It also ensured that Ford could retain, at least until Holden released the new Statesman/Caprice in 1990, the market for official cars for governmental use. [13] Power figures are still debated today, as Ford still claimed 300 hp (220 kW) as the standard 351 Cleveland V8 in the GT though the GTHO Phase III received many modifications to increase its reliability and race performance. If you do not see the make, model, serial number, or year your vehicle was made in the list below, we do not have production information for your vehicle. Find all of our 2016 Ford Falcon Reviews, Videos, FAQs & News in one place. [12] The Falcon 500 replaced the Falcon Deluxe of the XP series[12] and the two-door hardtop body style available in the XP series was not offered in the XR range. The XG, released in March 1993, represented the most significant update to the Falcon commercials in five years. Ford Falcon remained number-one seller in Australia until 1988, when Holden returned to the full-size Australian sedan design. [citation needed], The XK range was expanded in May 1961 with the addition of utility and panel van body styles, officially designated the Falcon utility and Falcon sedan delivery, respectively. The GS Homologation Pack included: In 1978, inspired by a dominating 1–2 finish for Falcon hardtops at the 1977 Hardie Ferodo 1000, Ford introduced the limited-edition Cobra, which used the last 400 hardtop coupé bodyshells. In 1972, Ford made the 15 in Globe 'Bathurst' alloy wheels available as an upgrade to the GTHO Phase III. The Mk2 update adds several interior and exterior elements as standard to all vehicles. The FG adds a "Virtual-Pivot"[45] system to the front suspension designed to improve levels of steering, handling and turn-in; and complements Ford's Control-Blade IRS system first introduced on the BA Falcon in 2002. From the rear, XA hardtops can be distinguished from later models by the tail lights, which have lenses which slope inwards (towards the front of the vehicle). As the FG Falcon utilises much of the previous model's architecture, converting it to left-hand drive would have been a costly and time-consuming process. In an unprecedented move, at the 2008 introduction of the FG Falcon, the XR8 was the only V8 model available. Beginning from 2015, the new model of the right-hand drive Mustang returned to the Australian market after a 13-year absence, as part of Ford's efforts to boost sales of the Mustang brand worldwide and still give Ford Australia a flagship car to replace the Falcon XR and FPV GT V8 range.[70]. 2015 Ford Falcon Ute FG X Ute Super Cab 2dr Spts Auto 6sp 4.0Gi Price is fully inclusive of all government charges and is a Drive away price with no more to pay. It included options from the Falcon GS Hardtop, such as comprehensive instrumentation, bonnet scoops, slotted sports road wheels, and driving lights, but with bodyside protection mouldings and van side glass deleted. The 1978 Cobra used the last 400 Falcon hardtop body shells, and either a 4.9 or 5.8 V8. The venerated XY was released in October 1970, with variations to grille and tail lights but otherwise unchanged bodywork from the XW. The new-generation AU Falcon was released in 1998 with its range comprising the following models: Forté (previously GLi), S, Futura, Fairmont, Fairmont Ghia, XR6, XR6 VCT and XR8. [14] All were fitted with the 250 in3 six that was mounted on a 30° slant to provide front axle suspension clearance between the front differential and the sump. [47] The first ever four cylinder Falcon was released for sale in April 2012,[48] and was fitted with the 2.0 GTDI version of the EcoBoost engine. As a result of an A$700 million development the Ford EA Falcon[19] introduced in 1988, bore a passing resemblance to the European Ford Scorpio. The transmissions included both Ford and Borg-Warner, as did rear axles. Introduced in 2014, it is a restyled second and final iteration of the seventh generation Falcon FG. Please only inquire if this car is in your budget. and also in resale value, as the early US-powered GTs are rarer, so more collectable. Ford, with the BF, also introduced the six-speed ZF 6HP26 automatic transmission and electronic stability control, both of which were made available on selected trim levels. The 5.8-litre produced 162kW and 429Nm, sent through a four-speed toploader or three-speed automatic. Initially two versions were released, one rated at 315 kilowatts (422 hp) and 545 newton metres (402 lb⋅ft) of torque and the other at 335 kilowatts (449 hp) and 570 newton metres (420 lb⋅ft) of torque. It gained the EB II's 4.0-l OHC inline six-cylinder engine, with either a five-speed manual or four-speed auto transmissions (floor or column shift), meaning Ford could retire the old engine and transmission options. The 1969 XW Falcon introduced bolder styling which featured raised ridges down each front guard and a 'buttressed' c-pillar (although the rear windscreen was not relocated), which made the cars appear larger than the XR/XT models. These cars were specially modified in the "parts and accessories" workshop at Ford's Campbellfield factory. In the summer of 1970, a museum fire destroyed many Ford Motor Company production records. *** This manufacturer is now publishing only quarterly numbers for this market. In the end, the Focus project did not proceed as its parent company messed up a lucrative local component sourcing arrangement, so the Asia-Pacific production of that model was instead started at a new plant in Thailand in June 2012. The unique design allowed it to protect the not only the front passenger, but the centre passenger as well (only the entry-level GLi was offered with the optional bench seat). Ford phased this out quietly; motoring magazines did not even report on it. Unique Build Number (approved by Ford) to please any Falcon and/or GT Collector. Other changes included a totally different dashboard layout to the XA/XB series, new rear doors with a lower sill cut, air extraction vents in the rear of the C-pillars, and very large bumpers front and rear with no additional valance panel under them. 351). The XC also introduced the country's first locally produced family sedans with a suspension designed around radial-ply tyres. [9], This model was also the last to include the Squire range of Ford Falcons which featured wood panels on the side of the wagons, similar to the US-based station wagons. All of the original XR GTs were painted in the colour "GT gold", except for eight that were "Gallaher Silver" and another five that were "Russet Bronze", "Sultan Maroon", "Polar White", "Avis White" and "Ivy Green". All factory stickers throughout, all plastics, etc are still in place. The Fairmont and GT models were not locally assembled, but were imported from Australia in limited numbers. This article is about the Australian car model. [59] This was succeeded by the AU, but was dropped in the early 2000s. Ford had intended on developing the car with left-hand-drive export potential, and received federal and state government grants to assist, but in October 2007, it was announced by Ford Australia president Tom Gorman that the left-hand-drive Falcon project was to be abandoned and the export-incentive grant money would be directed to construction of the Ford Focus small car in Australia. This classic car is world-renowned for its starring roles in the movies Mad Max and Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior), both starring Mel Gibson. Over the standard model, it gained the ED's XR6 161 kilowatts (216 hp) engine, distinctive quad headlights, indicators in the front bumper (due to the different headlights), sportier suspension, ED XR6 seats, trim, 15 in five-spoke alloy wheels, and exterior badging. The Phase I or 'Windsor HO' was fitted with the 351 in3 Windsor V8, but was replaced a year later with the 351 Cleveland, producing 300 horsepower (220 kW) in the Phase II GT-HO. New panel van and utility option packages, "Surferoo" and "Surfsider" vans, and "Overnighter" ute, were introduced. However, while these cars were moderately successful and had a good reputation, Ford could not match Holden's price, so sales suffered. Including Utility sales made throughout the same duration, this would bring the tally to approximately 16,100. [67][68] The announcement put an end to years of speculation concerning the Falcon's future, which included the possibility of the Falcon switching from its current Australia-only architecture to a global large car platform to be built for all world markets as part of the "One Ford" global product development plan implemented in 2006. [11] The new wagons shared the 111-inch (2,800 mm) wheelbase with the XR sedans, unlike the 1966 US Falcon wagons which featured a 115-inch (2,900 mm) wheelbase. [citation needed] The twin driving lights remained, as did the bonnet locks. Otherwise, all external body panels and bumpers were the same as the XR. The only significant export market for the Falcon outside of Oceania has been South Africa, where the EL was released in 1996, including the GLi, Futura, Fairmont and XR6 in its line-up. [28] With the new model, came a thoroughly redesigned interior. NOTE: These are the production numbers as printed in the Standard Catalog of Light-Duty Ford Trucks 1905-2002 (ISBN 0-87349-411-3) and the Ford Pickup Truck Red Book, 1946-93.The figures from each publication are listed separately as printed. Visually, the 1991 EB Falcon remained nearly identical to its predecessor with subtle front and rear styling changes to the location of the Ford badge and the rear taillight applique, respectively. On 23 May 2013, Ford Australia announced the end of its local manufacturing operations (involving Falcon and Territory models) by October 2016, with the Falcon nameplate destined to retire after 56 years of continuous production in Australia. Ford Australia has detailed the complete final build list of its FG X limited edition performance models, including the number of transmissions and colours produced for each turbo-six and blown V8 special. The GT also replaced the thick lower body stripes of the XR with narrow stripes along the waistline from grille to tail light. The 1968 XT model featured a mild facelift, with a divided grille, and inset driving lights for the GT. Exterior changes were minimal, and included an EB-style grill, black window trims (as opposed to chrome on XF's) EB style door 'rubbing' strips, and indicator lights on the front quarter panels. The FG X was officially launched in December 2014 and was offered in both sedan and utility body styles. The front grille was now elliptical to differentiate it from the EB,[26] and the sports genre (XR6, and XR8) gained an exclusive quad headlamp cluster. The Mark III update included Dynamic Stability Control (available on petrol powered models only), a flip key from the FG series Falcon, Satin Alloy Accents on the front grille surround. Due to the small production numbers of these homologated GS Falcon Hardtops and the timing of manufacture, the batch of 13 cars is believed to have been built as a one-off special order specifically for Ford and privateer race teams which planned to race them in the 1978 Australian Touring Car Championship season. The XP Falcon cemented the Falcon’s reputation for reliability and durability when Ford took five cars off its production line and subjected them to a continuous nine-day, 70,000km torture test. Based on the Falcon GS Hardtop model, each Cobra was individually numbered and featured highlights such as Globe 15-in alloy road wheels copied from Ferrari intended to aid brake disc cooling, ER70 H15 radial-ply tyres, comprehensive instrumentation, bonnet scoops, driving lights, dual exhaust, four-wheel disc brakes, and a distinctive white and blue colour scheme. The bonnet scoops of the GT were now integrated into the "power bulge" on the bonnet, the bumpers were now body-coloured, and the power bulge, wheel arches, sills, and valances were painted in a contrasting colour to the body colour (usually black, but dependent upon the actual body colour choice). When the XF Falcon passenger car range was replaced by the redesigned EA series, the XF commercials (utility and panel van) continued unchanged due to there being no EA series versions. While external and drive train changes were significant, the interior was carried over from the 2008-2014 FG model. The Phase III was Australia's fastest four-door production car and possibly the fastest four-door sedan in the world at the time, with a top speed of 141.5 mph (227.7 km/h). The BF Falcon received various mechanical upgrades, including minimal engine modifications primarily within the VCT system aiming at individualising the cam operation/timing, and improvements towards noise, vibration, and harshness. Sales were initially underwhelming, however in March 2015, they exceeded 700 monthly sales for the first time since May 2014[9][10] By this time, large sedans within Australia were not the choice of car that they once were. For more about the Ford brand, browse our Ford … These GTs are generally referred to as RPO83s after the option code covering the additional parts, although what parts any given RPO83 received seem to have been governed by the luck of the draw rather than any specific process. However, at the time the V8 was phased out, Ford's performance subsidiary, FPV, introduced a Ford America sourced V8, the 5.0 L Coyote (as used in the Mustang). These vehicles carried chassis numbers commencing with JG65TE (verified by Ford). [44] The XR6 Turbo received Motor magazine's Bang for your Buck 2008 award. Ford Australia continued to make remnant stock of the 5.8 litre (351C) engine available in Bronco and F-series vehicles until August 1985. The turret (roof) panel on the utility was now domed and lost its squared-off appearance, increasing interior head room. The VIN was stamped on the passenger side support panel, and this should match the number stamped on the I.D. The Ford Falcon was labeled as 'inextricably linked to Australian Heritage' by the former CEO of Ford Australia (Bob Graziano). The XH also gained an all-new front suspension and rack and pinion steering from the EA–EL series cars. [34], This Falcon's Australian-production firsts included the 6-cylinder's Variable Cam Timing (VCT) and automatic transmissions on the high-performance T-series with an adaptive mode that included steering wheel gear shift buttons. [20] Under the skin, however, it remained an entirely Australian design, and is credited as the first Falcon model to employ wind tunnel testing. The Falcon utility ended production on 29 July 2016, with 467,690 utilities produced between 1961 and 2016.[58]. Luxury long-wheelbase derivative versions called the Ford Fairlane and LTD arrived in 1967 and 1973, respectively (with production ending in 2007). Low Series XH utes did not have airbags, for example. A three-speed automatic progressively replaced the two-speed and front disc brakes were introduced as an option (standard on Fairmont and hardtop models). The Fairmont Ghia replaced the Fairmont GXL. The tail lights were still round, but instead of the small round indicator of the XR, the XT model had a long indicator across the light. It was smaller than the Falcon and was powered by a 3.0 litre V6 engine. The Mk2 also received numerous updates including a new revised A/C HVAC system, six airbags standard across the range to enhance safety and improved sound deadening to all models to give a more refined, quiet ride. The Falcon XF sedan and wagon sold between October 1984 and March 1988 (modified to run on unleaded petrol from January 1986), with the ute running through to March 1993. Just wondering Trev 05-04-2016, 01:19 PM ... called Ford production figures wont be available until around October next year so we sit back and wait, but the full numbers will be available. Aside from a new name—the ute was referred to as the 'Falcon Longreach'—the XG got a new engine, an exterior facelift, and lost the three-speed (or three-on-the-tree) column-shift manual transmission (and the three-speed column-auto ) but now with a five-speed manual on the floor. [24] Both this limited edition, and the first XR6 and XR8 sports models (that have continued with all subsequent Falcons and were originally marketed as S-XR6 and S-XR8) first appeared with the EB Series, through the then newly established Tickford Vehicle Engineering (TVE) joint-venture. An automatic transmission was available as a three-speed, column or floor shift. It was the first Australian Falcon to be offered with a V8 engine, the 200 bhp (150 kW), 289 cubic inch (4.7 litre) Windsor unit. The GT variant kept the twin driving lights, but reverted to a bonnet blackout with no stripes at all on the vehicle. Basically a cosmetic update of the FG series FPV GT R SPEC, the FG X Falcon XR8 retains the earlier car's supercharged, all-alloy 5.0-litre DOHC V8, which produces 335kW and 570Nm. Available as the sporty XR6, the thrilling XR6 Turbo and the legendary XR8, power, performance and superb handling combined to create a truly exhilarating drive. Amongst the changes was a six-speed manual transmission, four new exterior colours, and revised wheels trims.[39]. The only exception was the XF series, which lasted through the initial EA26 era. This was the most powerful Falcon XR8 ever. These GTs are generally referred to as RPO83s after the option code covering the additional parts, although what parts any given RPO83 received seem to have been governed by the luck of the draw rather than any specific process. The XA Falcon Hardtop bore a strong resemblance to the 1970–71 Ford Torino SportsRoof (both cars shared the same floor sheet metal), and shared its "frameless window" doors with the utility and panel van variants. See more ideas about ford falcon, ford, aussie muscle cars. The G6, which was introduced with the FG series in 2008 to replace the Fairmont badge, was discontinued and, unlike past series, the XR8 sedan was not complemented by a utility version. In 1983, the 4.1 L EFI six-cylinder engine was introduced to replace the 4.9 L V8, but initially produced 111 kilowatts (149 hp) and 325 newton metres (240 lb⋅ft) of torque, well down from the 149 kilowatts (200 hp) and 415 newton metres (306 lb⋅ft) previously produced by the 5.8 L V8. The factory was designed in Canada, and had a roof that would facilitate dispersal of snow, notwithstanding the fact that snow does not usually fall in Melbourne. The XY is now widely regarded as the best Falcon made in Australia, not just with its Bathurst dominance, but also in its performance, build quality, and refinement, which was superior to competitors at the time. 1700rpm at 100 km/h was attainable in 4th gear. The 289 in3 V8 engine was replaced by a new 302 cu in (4.9 L) unit.[7]. Ford Falcon Registry and Reference Site for 1960 thru 1970 1/2 Ford Falcon. Falcon is only Australian ute to stay in production with unbroken model line after Holden withdraws WB series in 1985. The Falcon's "king-size" drum brakes actually had less lining area than the Zephyr's, but they were stopping a car that was over 100 kilograms (220 lb) lighter, and so were adequate. In its place, Ford offered the smaller and fully imported Ford Mondeo wagon and the Australian-made Territory SUV. The luxury-oriented Ford Fairmont model joined the range from 1965. The system also features voice control and emergency call functionality.[6]. Car drives like a dream, very fuel efficient, very responsive. The EA Falcon, released under the codename EA26 (E for the large size, A for Australia, 26 for the (usually in sequence) global project number), would retain the traditional Falcon hallmarks of width and rear-wheel drive. Ford attempted to address the AUs issues with its Series II (April 2000) and Series III (November 2001) updates, which brought styling and interior improvements such as a raised bonnet across the non-XR range (from the Fairmont range), scrapping of the unpopular "waterfall" grill on the base model Forté, revised bigger profile bumper bars, bigger wheels and improved interior trims. In 1959, Ford built a factory at Campbellfield, a suburb of Melbourne, for local production of the North American Ford Falcon. The popular ZF six-speed 6HP26 and 6HP21 (Ecoboost) automatic has also been made standard across the range, spelling the end of the successful four- and five-speed automatics. The last V8-powered Australian Ford Falcon passenger car (until this powerplant's return in 1991) was a silver 4.9-l (302 in3) Ford XE Fairmont Ghia ESP sedan, VIN # JG32AR33633K, in November 1982. The steering was light and the ride surprisingly good, on well-paved roads. Oct 29, 2016 - Ford falcon xr6 xr8 xr6t fgx sprint. This XT series Falcon is not to be confused with the XT model variant introduced from 2002 with the BA series Falcon. Production Numbers AU Falcon.com.au. Visually similar to its forerunner, the BF update from October 2005 was developed with an emphasis geared more towards powertrain enhancements, rather than design. In addition, Ford's dominance of the taxi market in Australia meant that a car that could comfortably seat three along the back seat—and even the front, with a bench seat installed—was necessary. The GS is an entry point to FPV, taking many of the sales that would have been destined for the former Ford XR8. All XR variants have the option of manual or automatic transmissions, while the Falcon and G6E/G6ET were sold with a 6 speed automatic transmission only. Station wagons could now be ordered with third-row accommodation and an electric network for mobile phone usage.[30]. [citation needed]. [38] In October 2004, Ford released the Mark II update of the BA. [4] The Falcon utility ended production on 29 July 2016.[5]. Sales were aided by the contemporary FB-series Holden being perceived as lacklustre and dated by comparison. In sought after Kinetic Blue colour with the desirable six speed manual trans. The 750 cfm Holley carburettor of the XW GT-HO Phase II was replaced by a 780 cfm Holley, along with numerous other performance modifications. However, during a visit to Ford headquarters in Detroit in 1958, they were shown the new Falcon, which was being prepared for its United States launch. From behind, XC hardtops can be distinguished from earlier models by the tail lights, which have flat lenses with black bezels. In this final iteration, the XR8 is based on a FPV drivetrain, which includes the locally developed "Miami" variant of the Coyote supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine producing 335 kW (449 hp) and 570 N⋅m (420 lb⋅ft) of torque. [7], Ford Australia introduced some local design changes to the XL in early 1962, such as a heavier suspension system with components from the Fairlane. The first 211 XB GTs built were fitted with a US-built version of the Cleveland 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8 engine known as the 'big port', and later XB GTs were fitted with an Australian-built version of the engine with 'small port' heads and a 4-barrel 605 CFM downdraught Autolite 4300 carburetor, rated at 224 kW (300 bhp; 305 PS) @ 5400 rpm and 515 N⋅m (380 lb⋅ft) @ 3400 rpm of torque. Across all vehicles it sits behind only the F-Series, which was first introduced in 1948, and the Lincoln Continental, which was produced from 1939-2002. The Ford Falcon (FG X) is a full-size car that was produced by Ford Australia. I take my hat off to Ford Australia for creating the FGX Falcon and SZ II territory on only $103 million. When the facelifted EF was introduced in August 1994, it brought with it a new curvaceous body shape while sharing its doors (albeit, with a new door handle design) and most of its body structure with the earlier EA–ED series cars. The Fairmont made its debut, midway through the model run, as the flagship of the XP Falcon range. Holden gambled that the predicted increase of oil prices during this era would drive consumers to choose smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, but the oil price rise never materialised, whilst Ford dealers aggressively pitched the Cortina 6 against the Commodore alternative until the XD Falcon arrived in 1979. Ford stuck with the Falcon and sales gradually increased over the following years as improvements to durability and reliability were applied. To address handling concerns with the EF, improvements were made to the rear suspension and steering which would largely be attributed to Ford Australia's association with Tickford Vehicle Engineering. Within a year of its release, Falcon sales had increased substantially and, for a time, eclipsed Holden Commodore sales. However, during this period, a combination of government pressure, the fuel crisis, and more stringent pollution controls began to curtail the development of high-performance cars. The final drive ratio went down from 3.23:1 to 3.08:1 allowing for the moon reaching low ratios. Hence, they decided to make Falcon their new Australian car. Along with Ford's consideration to delete the V8 engine, Ford had also considered replacing the Falcon with a smaller front-wheel drive sedan and hatchback, codenamed "Capricorn". The utility range included the base Ute (replacing the previous XL), XR6 and XR6 Turbo only—each with the option of cab chassis or utility (style side box) bodies. The XR series was initially offered in nine different models: Falcon, Falcon 500, and Fairmont sedans, Falcon, Falcon 500, and Fairmont wagons, Falcon and Falcon 500 utilities, and the Falcon Van. Falcon becomes the longest running vehicle name in Australian motoring history, and is the longest running car nameplate still in production in the 113-year history of the Ford Motor Company. *Thanks to subtle improvements to the front bumper design, Ford was able to improve aerodynamic drag by 6.7 per cent on the FG X Falcon, from a 0.312 drag co-efficient to 0.291. The XT buyer also could choose a 188 cu in (3.1 L) or a 221 cu in (3.6 L) six-cylinder engine. It is such an engaging drive and such a beautiful car to look at. The Falcon, while popular, was usually outsold in Australia by GM Holden's Kingswood until 1978, when it started to gain ground after Holden decided to replace the Kingswood with a smaller model called the Commodore, based on the European Opel models. 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