1971 XY Ford Fairmont – Today’s Aussie Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1971 XY Ford Fairmont 1971 XY Ford Fairmont

This one looks very clean

The XY Ford Falcon is the fourth and final iteration of the second generation of arguably Australia’s most loved locally built moniker.

Replacing the XW, the XY was first released October of 1970 and stayed in production until the end of March 1972, at which point it was succeeded by the XA Falcon.

Changes made over its predecessor were mostly cosmetic, and the XY featured a new grille and redesigned set of taillights.

The XY also featured revised seating, safety equipment and suspension, making the XY a much more competent all-rounder compared to the XW.

Customers could have their XY in a number of different body styles that comprised a four-door sedan, five-door wagon, two-door ute and a two-door panel van.

Power came from a range of engines that included a 3.3lt and 4.1lt inline six-cylinder or a 4.9lt Windsor V8 or 5.8lt Cleveland V8.

These donks sent their oomph to the XYs rear wheels via either a three of four-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular XY is a ’71 Fairmont and it comes equipped with the 4.1lt inline six-cylinder and three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has only travelled 33,527 from new and was recently resprayed in factory Limelight green.

The XY is $42,500 and anyone interested in this lovely looking Aussie cruiser can view the full listing here.  

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