ZA Fairlane closely followed the XR Falcon onto the market, and
for the time was the largest and most luxuriously built Aussie made
car - unashamedly based on a US design and using many imported US
components, not the least of which was the V8 motor.
In fact, to keep production costs low Ford used many of the smaller
car's components, including the drivetrain, suspension and even
For the first time Australian motorists could choose a non Eurpoean
prestige car - and many did! Build quality was high, and durability
in Australia's harsh conditions cannot be questioned with the large
number of examples still surviving.
The early Fairlane models have remained extremely popular with collectors,
and they make a great Sunday boulevard cruiser while being equally
at home when used as an every day vehicle.