FORD XA FAIRMONT - TODAY'S TEMPTER
By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars mag
Ford XA Fairmont - today's tempter
Built before many of our readers were born, this early 1970s XA Fairmont comes from a generation of cars that still deliver a lot of owner joy, 50 years after they were made.
Find a solid example and you'll discover they have more than enough performance to keep up with modern traffic, are surprisingly good highway cars and can be simple and surprisingly cheap to maintain.
This was a pivotal series for Ford Australia, as Mark 'Higgo' Higgins explains in our feature:
"As Australian as the Outback was one description of the XA Falcon when it rolled onto our roads in March 1972, a dozen years after the Falcon nameplate first appeared on an American-based sedan in Ford showrooms among the Customlines, Zephyrs and Anglias.
"The third-generation Falcon was significant as it was successful."
This V8 example in Copper Bronze is with Motorvation Garage in Melbourne, priced at $51,888.