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Ford Falcon (XL Falcon)

XL Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Feb 1964

Ford logo1 Aug 1962

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

A squared-off roofline (dubbed Thunderbird-style), a new grille and bumpers, chrome-ringed taillights and a myriad of trim changes inside and out marked the XL Falcon.

The Futura debuted to battle the popular EJ Premier, while the less-successful Squire wagon boasted fake wood body side panelling.

But despite an improved manual gearbox, carburettor and some suspension changes, the XL wasn’t nearly as durable as the Holden. 75,765 XLs left the factory.

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