Showing posts in the category of Ford Falcon

Workers Use Fork Lift to Illegally Move Legally Parked Ford


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What can you do when a parked car obstructs your work? Under normal circumstances, not much. But when you have a fork lift at your disposal, ideas may spring to mind.

Future Cars: A Modern Take On Aussie Ford Falcon Coupe


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When people think muscle cars, generally, icons of America’s most noteworthy V8’s come to mind - Camaro, Mustang and Challenger to just name a few. However down under in Australia, where most things that crawl into your shoes will try and bite you; there are two RWD V8 arch rivals. Holden’s Commodore and Ford’s long-serving Falcon.

Sadly for our Aussie fans, both are a dying breed; Ford is stopping local vehicle production in 2016 and Holden in 2017. In Ford’s case it means killing the Falcon nameplate (one of the longest running in automotive history) and bringing an end to the blue oval’s last RWD V8-powered sedan.

Obituaries aside, what if Ford reversed their decision and even better still, revived Mad Max’s most favoured drive - the Ford Falcon Coupe? Great you say? So let's illustratively explore with a proposal I’ve put together:

Aussie 1972 Ford Fairmont XA Coupe for $75k is a Tough Sale


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Australian fans of the Valiant Charger and Holden Monaro may disagree, but for the rest of the world, Ford's 1970s Falcon and its derivatives is the most well-known two-door muscle car from Down Under. That's mostly because of its role in the Mad Max franchise.

Ford Shares New Details and Photos on 2015 Falcon Facelift


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Just before the revised Falcon FG X goes on sale in November, Ford Australia released some new photos and information on the series that includes six sedans and five pickup truck versions.

Ford Australia Gives Falcon a Last Hurrah with Redesigned XR6 and XR8


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Ford's global roll out of its corporate Aston Martin-esque grille continued today in the Land Down Under with the unveiling of the facelifted 2015 Falcon sedan in XR6 and XR8 forms.

Respect Your Elders: 1970s Ford Falcon GT vs Lamborghini Gallardo


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Don't look at the current mess that is Ford of Australia; back in the days, years and even decades before the Germans invented the M, RS and AMG badges for their sedans, the Aussies were pumping out cars like the 1971 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III, widely regarded as, if not the, one of the fastest production saloons of its time with a top speed of 141.5 mph (227.7 km/h).

Customized Aussie 1978 Ford XC Falcon Coupe LHD for Sale in California


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Since we touched the subject of rare left-hand drive (LHD) Australian cars available for sale earlier today with the 550hp-strong 2003 Holden Ute SS V8, we thought we'd tell you about one more LHD car from Down Under that we found while lurking the interwebs.

RIP FPV: Ford Australia Axes Performance Arm, Brings Back Falcon XR8, but Not For Long


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After pre-announcing the death of its Australian manufacturing operations and consequently, the Falcon series in 2016 earlier this year, Ford's local arm is now winding down its Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) division, which was born in 2003 to compete against Holden's rivaling HSV sub-brand.

Street Legal Ford Falcon XR8 Ute Dragster for Sale in the States


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If you have been eyeing Ford Australia's Falcon Ute, here's your chance to get one right here in the States – and not any version, mind you, but the "only Prostreet Ford BA XR8 drag race in the world" according to the RKMCCA auction house selling the car this Friday at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Ford Falcon Ute Turns Into a Hot Rod, Owner Calmly Puts Out Fire and Drives it Back to Work!


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Talk about turning around a hot situation into a very cool affair. Mark Schocroft, a young automotive electrician from the Australian city of Adelaide, was in for a nasty surprise on Friday morning when he saw his Ford Falcon ute engulfed in flames.

Priceless in Australia: Crazy Old Bastard Shot Me for Doing Burnouts! [NSFW]


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We're not going to lie and say we don't like watching or doing burnouts ourselves, but truth to be said, there's a place and a time for these things, and constantly annoying your neighbors by leaving loads of rubber outside their house, isn't something we advised you to do, because you may end up in the same situation as this young Australian named Shane Tenhaguis.

A long running dispute between the 23-year old father from Marrakai in Northern Australia and an unnamed 61-year old neighbor over the former's love for burnouts in his Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore turned violet when the latter had enough and came out with a gun and began firing shots at the young man and his cars!

Official: Ford to End Australian Production in 2016, Kills Off Falcon


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As we reported earlier, Ford announced today that it will cease its Australian manufacturing operations on October 16, 2016, leading to the loss of around 1,200 jobs out of a total of 3,500 people it employs at its production plants at Broadmeadows and Geelong that build the Falcon and the related Territory SUV.

During a press conference held in Melbourne today, Bob Graziano, president and CEO of Ford Australia, said that the company could not continue to build cars in the country after reporting a loss of $141 million after tax in the last financial year, and more than $600 million over the past five years.

Like his counterparts over at Holden, which will likely kill the Commodore in 2016 and put the final nail in the coffin of Australia's long production-run of rear-wheel drive sedans, utes and estates, Graziano also blamed the rising value of the Australian dollar against other currencies.

Breaking News: Ford Poised to Shut Down Shop in Australia, Announcement is Imminent [Live Video]


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We'll know for sure in about half an hour from now, but the word on Australian news sites, including The Australian and ABC Online, is that Ford plans to stop producing cars in the country by 2016, with the official announcement to be made during a press conference at 10.45am (AEST) today.

Mad Max's Ford Falcon Coupe Pursuit Special Replica Could be Yours for AU$105k


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Many things have changed over the 33 years that passed since George Miller's classic dystopian action flick Mad Max hit the big screen, but the blacked out Pursuit Special that served as Max Rockatansky's (played by Mel Gibson) police car remains as cool as ever.

The original Pursuit Special was a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT, one of the most popular sports coupes in Australia at the time. A team led by Murray Smith modified the Aussie coupe into the beast that starred in the movie.

Badass FPV Falcon GT RSPEC with Supercharged V8 is Australia's Most Powerful Highway Patrol Car


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Aussie cops have a knack for hunting down anything on the road that rolls on four-wheels and is load, fast and…furious, but we have a hunch they would prefer to do so while driving the same kind of automobiles themselves…

One of the cars they would love to get their hands on is a bespoke FPV GT RSPEC in police trim, billed as "the most powerful highway patrol car to hit Australian roads". It is the 150th built GT RSPEC and appropriately, it commemorates the NSW Police 150th anniversary.

Ford Sacks Over 200 Workers at Australian Plant, Despite Receiving Financial Aid…


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The axe fell for 212 long-term employees at Ford's Australian operations in the state of Victoria on Friday, November 16, after six months of negotiations over redundancies.

In July, Ford had said that it would make 440 workers redundant at its Geelong and Broadmeadows plants. Only 118 workers took voluntary packages offered by the Blue Oval, while the automaker managed to find jobs for 110 employees within the company.

Ford Teases New 2014 Falcon During Sydney Motor Show Presentation [w/Video]


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Mark Twain once famously said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The same seems to holds true about the Australian market Ford Falcon, which will live on after all, at least for another generation, despite the rumors of its death because of declining sales.

In move that took most by surprise, Ford showed a teaser video of the all-new 2014 Falcon at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, on Thursday morning.

1967 Ford XR Falcon ZERO'D with 600hp V8 Diesel is Even Greener Than it Looks


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Joining the local introductions and even some world premieres like the Lexus LF-LC II at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney this October will be a unique muscle car build from the Land Down Under.

Australia is known for its love of muscle cars and has a long tradition in the category with vehicles such as the classic 1970s Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III, Holden Monaro and Torana V8s, and Valliant Charger R/Ts (Chrysler Group), as well as the contemporary offerings from Holden's HSV and Ford's FPV performance divisions.

Now, an Australian has come up with a green muscle car build – and we're not referring to its beautiful, rich exterior shade.

Less Than Meets the Eye: Ford Falcon XR6 Gives Birth to Conceptual Falcatron Transformer


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As much as Ford's Australian division would have liked to see one of its models taking a role in the popular world of Transformers, this won't be happening any time soon.

For now, however, Ford will make do with a design for a conceptual Transformers character named the "Falcatron" based on the Australian market Falcon XR6 Turbo, which in real life sports a 4.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that generates 362hp / 270kW of power.

New Falcon-Based GT RSPEC with Supercharged V8 is Fastest Ever FVP Model


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While the future of the Ford Falcon as well as the Blue Oval's Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) division in Australia remains undecided, the company went ahead and revealed its fastest ever model with the GT RSPEC Limited Edition.

The Falcon-based model is said to have been developed to deliver "racetrack-inspired handling" and features an assortment of upgrades over the regular GT variants such as a significantly recalibrated suspension, new wider rear wheels with 275/35 R19 Dunlop Sports Maxx tires and, in an FPV first, Launch Control.