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Ford Falcon (1962–91)
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Ford Falcon. 1962–91 (prod. 494,209). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon. F/R, 2299 cm³ petrol, 2393 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 2360, 2761, 3064, 3081, 3620 cm³ (I6 OHV). Originally a facsimile of the American model launched in 1959, released in Argentina in 1962. Minor items like tyres, batteries and upholstery locally sourced and added at La Boca. Assembly at General Pacheco plant began 1963, with the refreshed Falcon, and 144 in³ engine consigned to history, replaced by 170 in³. Futura, with vinyl roof and bucket seats, from 1964, and Falcon became the country’s best selling car. Facelift in 1966, along with addition of 187 in³ engine. Rural station wagon, resembling Australian rather than American model, from 1967. Facelift again in 1970, this time with 188 in³ and 221 in³ units replacing the earlier engines. Double square headlights in 1972, along with new taillights, and new dashboard. High-performance model that year also, with new cylinder heads and Holley twin carburettors. Sprint sport model from 1973. Facelift in 1978, with grille more in keeping with European Fords, and engine sizes cited in metric. Another facelift for 1982, including air conditioning and equipment upgrades, and introduction of Ghia model. Four-cylinder engine from Argentinian Taunus offered briefly till 1983, 3·6 removed from range in 1985. By the 1990s, horribly dated, and finally deleted on September 10, 1991.

Manufacturing locations: La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina; General Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Falcon

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