1984 Ford Meteor – Today’s Budget Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1984 Ford Meteor 1984 Ford Meteor

Very original condition

The Ford Meteor is a small/medium-sized family sedan built by the Blue Oval, under license by Mazda, between 1982 and 1987.

The first generation of the Meteor, designated the GA Series, was released in April of 1982 and was considered an indirect replacement for the TF Cortina.

Power came from a 1.5lt inline four-cylinder donk that sent its shove to the Meteors front wheels via either a five-speed manual as standard or an optional three-speed automatic transmission.

Compared to its sister car, the Ford Laser, the Meteor had increased luggage space, a slightly bigger boot capacity and an additional 195 millimetres in length.

Customers could have their Meteor in one of two trim levels; the base level, known as the Meteor GL, or the more opulent variant, which was badged as the Meteor Ghia.

In the automotive marketplace, the Meteor competed directly against Holden’s Camira, and sales were comparable to its main rival.

This particular Meteor is a 1984 model which comes equipped with the factory optional three-speed automatic transmission.

According to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 86,885 kilometres from new and is in excellent condition both inside and out.

The Meteor is $4500 and anyone interested in this inexpensive Aussie classic can view the full listing here.

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