1968 Ford XT Falcon 500 'V8 Enhanced' Sedan
The XT Falcon range was introduced in March 1968 as a facelifted version of the XR Falcon, which it replaced. The XT featured a revised grille and taillights and improved safety features including split-system brakes, larger tyres and electrically operated windscreen washers. The XT range consisted of the Falcon sedan and wagon, the Falcon 500 sedan and wagon, the Fairmont sedan and wagon, and the Falcon GT sedan. Commercial vehicle models were the Falcon Utility, Falcon 500 Utility and the Falcon Van. Four engines were offered in the XT range, all with increased capacity. A 3.1 litre 114bhp six-cylinder was standard on Falcon and Falcon 500 models, a 3.6 litre 135bhp six-cylinder was standard on Fairmont models and optional on Falcon and Falcon 500, and a 5.0 litre 210bhp V8 was optional on Falcon, Falcon 500 and Fairmont. The range-topping Falcon GT got a 5.0 litre 230 bhp V8 as standard. Standard equipment in the luxury Fairmont models (no Falcon badges) included bucket seats, front disc brakes, a heater/demister, a wood-grain dash, carpet and courtesy lamps in all four doors. The Fairmont Wagon featured an electrically operated tailgate. After a production run of 79,290 vehicles, the XT Falcon was replaced by the XW Falcon in June 1969.