1982 XE Ford Fairmont Ghia – Today’s Aussie Luxo Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1982 XE Ford Fairmont Ghia 1982 XE Ford Fairmont Ghia

This one looks tidy

The XE Ford Falcon is the second iteration of the fourth generation of one of Australia’s greatest locally produced automotive monikers.

Released in March 1982, the XE replaced the XD Falcon, and stayed in production for just over two years, ending in October 1984.

Changes made over its predecessor were mostly cosmetic, with the XE receiving a new front bumper and grille, new rear bumper and redesigned taillights.

The XE also scored the Ford’s game-changing four-link suspension system, which was said to vastly improve the cars ride and handling characteristics.

Power came from a range of motors that included a 3.3lt and 4.1lt inline six-cylinder and a 4.9lt and 5.9lt Cleveland V8.

The shove from these donks was sent to the XEs rear wheels via a three, four or five-speed manual or a three-speed automatic transmission.

Customers could have their XE in a number of different body styles that comprised a four-door sedan, four-door wagon, two-door ute or a two-door van.

This particular XE is a ’82 Fairmont Ghia and, according to the seller, the vehicle has been restored and fitted with a rebuilt 5.7lt V8.

The XE Fairmont is $11,950 and anyone interested in this good looking Aussie classic can view the full listing here.   

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