2018 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction

1974 Ford ZG Fairlane Sedan




Engine 4.9 litre V8
Gearbox Three-speed Automatic
Body Work Sedan
Colour Mushroom Beige, brown vinyl roof
Interior Brown
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Disc/drums


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Launched alongside the all new, Australian designed and built XA Falcon, was the luxury version, again badged as the Fairlane and coded the ZF model in Ford's parlance. Available in both six and eight-cylinder models, the Fairlane was sold as either the Custom or 500 and both featured power-assisted front disc brakes as standard (four-wheel discs were an option when the 351-cid V8 was fitted). The Fairlane differed from the Falcon in having revised front and rear sheetmetal, with four headlamps and full-width tail lights. In November 1973 the revised ZG Fairlane was announced, with a mild facelift and some changes to the suspension set-up for an improved ride and better handling. The standard engine in the Custom was the 250-cid six, while the 500 received the 302-cid V8 but both could be ordered with the 351-cid V8 for even more performance. Cruiseomatic column-shift auto was standard on both Fairlane models, with the console-mounted T-Bar auto optional. The ZG Fairlane remained in production until May 1976 and has always been well regarded by those who appreciate the space, comfort and performance afforded by these classic Aussie luxury cars.