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How the humble Falcon ute became a Ford Ranchero

We love uncovering stories of little known Aussie exports. Last month, we discovered how the HQ Holden ute served time in South Africa as a rebadged Chevrolet El Camino. South Africa’s love affair with utes is almost as fervent as ours. Utes, or Bakkies as they are called in the Rainbow Nation, enjoy a dominant position on new car sales chart, much like they do here in Oz...

Australian Modern Classic: 1974 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop

It's our annual look back at an Aussie Classic, and this time we focus on one of the best looking cars ever built in this country - a 1974 XB GT Falcon Hardtop.

Rusty's Garage celebrates milestone with Eric Bana

Renowned broadcaster Greg ‘Rusty’ Rust celebrates a milestone with the release of his 50th Rusty’s Garage podcast. The wildly successful automotive and motorsport themed podcast has racked up over three million downloads since launching in 2018, Rust’s blend of knowledge and his warm and unassuming interview style hallmarks of its success...

The Holy Grail of Ford Falcons

A modern version of the iconic Falcon GTHO has been revived by a team of former Ford Performance Vehicles engineers.

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Ford Falcon Videos

Tested: the Holy Grail of Ford Falcons

The mighty Falcon GTHO has risen from the ashes, two years after the closure of the Ford factory - except the people who built this car can’t call it a GTHO, because it was never an official program.

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Review: A fond farewell?

Read the full article here. So, this is goodbye. The Ford Falcon – an Australian icon with a history dating back than 65 years – is no more. With Ford’s Australian manufacturing having shut down on Friday October 7, 2016 – after having started up on Thursday August 20, 1959 – the Falcon nameplate, one of the longest running badges in the world, has also had its day...

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint Review — Exhaust note and burnout

Read the article here. It's the final Ford Falcon ever. The Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint are final, special edition models that produce 370kW and 400kW of power respectively during overboost. In this video we take them for a quick drive and you can hear the engine and exhaust note of the mighty XR8 Sprint...

Mad Max Interceptor - sights and sounds from the build project

Read the article here. The last of the V8 Interceptors. "She sucks nitro... with Phase 4 heads! 600 horsepower through the wheels! She's meanness set to music and the bitch is born to run!" James shares some photos and videos in a build diary of his Mad Max Interceptor build project...

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Ford Falcon Comparisons

Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute v Holden Ute SS V Redline : Comparison review

Ford and Holden. Good start. Ford and Holden utes, at the beach. Getting even better...

Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review

History dictates that (power) wars don’t end in draws. When the Ford Falcon XR8 arrived in 1992 it made an identical 165kW of power to the Holden Commodore SS and with 388Nm of torque listed a crucial 3Nm ahead. From either side of the trenches the two 5.0-litre engines threw grenades until Holden used Yank weaponry in 1999 with the 220kW 5...

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Ford Falcon News

1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III register almost sold out

A book that covers one of the most iconic cars in Australian motoring history – and traces every example ever built – is about to sell out, despite an eye-watering price of close to $300. The historic book lists every 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III ever produced. The mighty V8 dominated the Bathurst car races and was the fastest production sedan in the world at the time...

Rest in peace: Last Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo highway patrol car hands in its stripes

The Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo has reached the end of its run as a highway patrol car in Australia after almost two decades of service across four generations of Falcons. The final example – a marked sedan attached to Surry Hills highway patrol near the Sydney CBD – handed in its stripes on 31 March 2021 after clocking up 86,156km over four years...

Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sets new auction record: $1.15 million

Australians are continuing to pay record money for iconic Fords and Holdens – and experts predict the numbers will continue to climb for the foreseeable future. A fully restored 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III – which, according to The Australian newspaper, was previously owned by a Perth businessman whose investment scheme failed while owing at least $240 million to investors – sold last night for $1...

1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sells for $400,000: 'attacked with an axe, no engine, bring trailer'

A 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III left to rot in a shed for decades – missing an engine and had been attacked with an axe – sold for a mind-boggling $400,000 at auction at the weekend. Bidding on Grays Online passed $200,000 within 24 hours of the undriveable vehicle being listed last week, but it was passed in on the weekend once bids reached $350,000, having not met its reserve price...

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Ford Falcon Owner Reviews

2005 Ford Falcon XR6 review

I see myself as a Holden fan, even with the brand in its current state. My daily is a VZ Calais and I love it. Yet when I sat behind the wheel of my mates Falcon and took it for a three hour spin around town and up the highway, I was impressed. I'm not saying the Falcon is a bad car, because it's not...

2002 Ford Falcon XR8 review

“Car broken down on the King Street on ramp causing traffic build up” was what I heard as I was swearing under my breath while I climbed into the other car to rescue my poor stranded wife who had a clutch issue in the (un)trusty old EL GLi back in 2009. "That’s it, one more breakdown from that heap of junk and I’m buying a newer car...

2013 Ford Falcon XR6T review

My partner's car, when we met, was an XR6 Turbo ute and it was an absolute weapon! Unfortunately circumstances meant it had to be sold, but we've both missed that car terribly over the past 5 years. Due to the increasing prices of Australian performance cars that are in good condition, I started looking into possibly getting an XR6 Turbo sedan and found this blue beauty in Adelaide...

1974 Ford Falcon 500 review

May 1974, and my hardtop rolled off the production line at Broadmeadows with a 302 Cleveland. It's now been stroked to 351 cubic inches. Pure gasoline therapy that is good for 23 litres per 100 kilometres, so it's lucky that it has a long range fuel tank to keep it on the street for those long cruising days...

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