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XP Falcon: The crazy 70,000-mile gamble that saved Ford Australia

Submitted by on July 17, 2014

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Falcon XP Durability Run

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With durability concerns causing sales to tank and GM-H on song and hitting hard, Ford Australia was in trouble in 1965.

So they gathered together a fleet of brand new, showroom stock ’65 model XP Falcons, sent them to the gruelling You Yangs proving grounds and set them on a 70,000 mile, 70 mile an hour average speed durability run.

It was a bold move, the likes of which no other Aussie manufacturer had attempted, and it paid off. Enjoy the story over at the Shannons Club in XP Falcon: The crazy 70,000-mile gamble that saved Ford Australia.

Thanks to the Shannons Club

Image thanks to the Shannons Club

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