Ford Falcon (XW)
The Ford Falcon (XW) is a full-size car that was produced by Ford Australia from 1969 to 1970. It was the third iteration of the second generation of this Australian-made model and also included the Ford Futura (XW) and the Ford Fairmont (XW)—the luxury-oriented version of the Falcon.
The XW Falcon was released in June 1969 replacing the XT Falcon. The XW was an extensive facelift of the XT, featuring a new grille and tail lights. Almost all exterior panels were new and the interior was extensively redesigned.
The XW Falcon range featured eight passenger vehicles and three commercial models.
- Ford Falcon Sedan
- Ford Falcon Wagon
- Ford Falcon 500 Sedan
- Ford Falcon 500 Wagon
- Ford Futura Sedan
- Ford Fairmont Sedan
- Ford Fairmont Wagon
- Ford Falcon GT
- Ford Falcon Utility
- Ford Falcon Van
- Ford Falcon 500 Utility
The limited production, high performance Falcon GT-HO was released two months after the mainstream models. A further development, the GT-HO Phase II was released on 24 August 1970.
3.1 litre & 3.6 litre in-line six cylinder engines carried over from the XT Falcon as did the 4.9 litre V8. A 5.8 litre V8 (the 351 Windsor) was introduced initially with the XW, as was later the 351 Cleveland in the Phase 1.5 and 2 model.
The XW Falcon was replaced by the XY Falcon in October 1970.
- Falcon XW Technical Specifications Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010
- Ford Falcon XW Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010
- Ford Falcon XW sales brochure, Ford Sales Company of Australia Limited, page 23
- Ford Falcon XW GT Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010
- Ford Falcon XW GT-HO technical specifications Retrieved from www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au on 1 February 2010