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Ford XL Falcon

Ford XL Falcon Deluxe Sedan
Ford XL Falcon
Overview
Manufacturer
Ford Australia
Production
August 1962 – February 1964
Body and chassis
Body style
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
2-door coupé utility
2-door panel van
Layout
FR
Powertrain
Engine
144 cu in (2.4 L) Straight-6 OHV
170 cu in (2.8 L) Straight-6 OHV "Pursuit 170"
Transmission
3-speed manual
2-speed automatic ”Fordomatic”
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,781 mm (109.5 in)
Length
4,602 mm (181.2 in)
Width
1,778 mm (70.0 in)
Height
1,384 mm (54.5 in)
Curb weight
1,106 kg (2,438 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Ford XK Falcon
Successor
Ford XM Falcon
The Ford XL Falcon is an automobile which was produced by Ford Australia from August 1962 to February 1964.

Introduction

The XL Falcon was introduced in August 1962, replacing the XK Falcon which had been in production since 1960. Visual changes from the XK included a new convex grille, bumper mounted park/turn lights, new taillights, and a revised, squared off roofline (on the sedans) which was promoted as the “Thunderbird roofline”. Other changes included a new gearbox, new clutch, new starter motor, new air cleaner, new suspension system and a new carburettor.

Model range

The XL Falcon passenger car range included four-door sedan and five-door station wagon body styles in three trim levels. The six models were marketed as follows:

  • Falcon Sedan
  • Falcon Deluxe Sedan
  • Falcon Futura Sedan
  • Falcon Station Wagon
  • Falcon Deluxe Station Wagon
  • Falcon Squire Wagon
The luxury Futura Sedan and Squire Wagon models were new for the XL series, the latter featuring simulated woodgrain side and rear panels.
Commercial vehicle derivatives were available in two-door coupe utility and two-door panel van body styles in two trim levels. The four models were marketed as follows:

  • Falcon Utility
  • Falcon Deluxe Utility
  • Falcon Sedan Delivery
  • Falcon Deluxe Sedan Delivery
Ford XL Falcon Futura Sedan
Ford XL Falcon Utility

Engine and transmissions

The standard 144-cubic-inch (2.4-litre) 6-cylinder engine was supplemented by an optional 170-cubic-inch (2.8-litre) 6-cylinder “Pursuit 170” engine introduced in October 1962. A three-speed manual gearbox was standard, with a two-speed ”Fordomatic” automatic transmission available as an option.

Production

The XL Falcon was replaced by the XM Falcon in February 1964, production having totaled 75,765 units.

Motor sport

An XL Falcon driven by Bob Jane and Harry Firth was “first across the line” in the 1962 Armstrong 500, a production car endurance race which was the forerunner of the Bathurst 1000 event.



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Last updated on 26 August 2014 at 05:18.

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