Ford Falcon (1970½)

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Ford Falcon. 1970½ (prod. 26,000 approx.; another source lists 67,000 approx.). 2- and 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon. 250 in³ (I6 OHV), 302, 351, 429 in³ (V8 OHV). For half a model year (built January–August 1970), Ford transferred its Falcon nameplate from the compact model to the intermediate Torino–Fairlane bodyshell (117 in wheelbase for sedans; curiously, the wagon was on 114 in), making the Torino’s engine options available. Still marketed as an economy car, the last American Falcon is characterized by its swooping design. After 1970, Falcons were made only in Australia and Argentina (with an assembly plant for Australian models in New Zealand).

Manufacturing location: USA

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Falcon | Predecessor: Ford Falcon (1966–70) | Successor: Ford Maverick (1970–9)

q.v. Ford Fairlane 500 (1970), Ford Torino (1970–1)


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