2022 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction
Lot
86

1995 Ford Falcon XG Ambulance

$9,990

Sydney

Sold

Specifications

Engine In-line 6-cylinder, 4089cc
Gearbox 3-speed automatic
Body Work Ambulance
Colour Dynamic White
Interior Grey
Trim Vinyl & Cloth
Wheels Styled Steel
Brakes Discs/Drums

Description

This lot is no longer available

Ford’s replacement for the XA-XC range of Falcons was launched in 1979 and unlike Holden, who downsized with the Commodore in response to the fuel crisis, the new XD remained a traditional large Australian family car.  This proved a wise decision, with the XD-XF family of Falcons easily outselling the Commodore for most of the 1980s.  The revamped XE Falcon was unveiled in March 1982 with revised frontal styling and completely redesigned rear suspension featuring a Watts linkage, four trailing arms and progressive-rate coil springs.  The XE helped Ford maintain its grip on the number one sales position, something consolidated by its successor - the XF of October 1984.  With subtle styling revisions, the XF’s appearance was softer and more European than ever, along with a redesigned interior featuring a new instrument panel and folding rear seat, fabrics and door trims, better equipment levels across the model range and more power thanks to upgraded engine management.  Ford built just over 220,000 XF Falcons and Fairmonts between 1984 and 1988 and comfortably outsold its arch-rival Commodore in that period.  Ford Australia extended the model life of the XF commercial range after the introduction of the all-new EB range.  The facelifted XG panel vans and utilities shared similar front-end styling to the new model, whilst retaining the older XF’s traditional virtues.  Features included one-tonne load capacity and an overhead camshaft 4.0 litre six-cylinder engine, along with either four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmissions.  The ute was sold in Longreach GLi, Outback (with twin tanks, bash plate and heavy-duty suspension) and high performance XR6 versions, while the panel van was only available with the Longreach GLi trim package.  The XG gave way to the XH in April 1996, sold alongside the EF model range before the series was finally laid to rest in June 1999.