Ford Falcon XF wagon - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine


Modded V8 seems like a lot of car for the money

Ford Falcon XF wagon - today's tempter
Ford Falcon wagon promises plenty of performance with a 351 V8 on board.

Okay, they're not chrome bumper, but wagons of this era are bound to get on the radar eventually, as their predecessors become more expensive.

The XF series was built 1984 through to 1988 with two main powerplants: a 3.3lt six, plus a 4.1lt six with carburettor or fuel-injection.

Auto and manual transmissions could be had, in three-speed for the auto and three, four or five-speed for the manual.

Several configurations were offered, including sedan, utility, wagon and panel van. You could also go upmarket and get either the ZL Fairlane or FE LTD.

For many Ford nuts, the real tragedy was there was no V8 in the range, something addressed by the owner of this example of a GL wagon.

It's had extensive mechanical work, including the fitment of a 351 V8 with an auto. The Vic owner lists numerous upgrades such as Edelbrock manifold, Ice ignition, new Holley carburettor, and freshly-upholstered seats.

For some reason there is no RWC offered, however it seems like a lot of car for the money at $9950.

 

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