Fal­con en­ters fi­nal year

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle News -

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ex­e­cu­tion date for the Fal­con has now been set. The fi­nal home­grown Ford will roll off the end of the Broadmeadows as­sem­bly line in Mel­bourne on Oc­to­ber 7. And it’s most likely to be an XR8.

The date had been a very closely guarded se­cret, ever since Ford de­cided to shut its un­prof­itable Aus­tralian car mak­ing op­er­a­tions back in 2013, but was re­vealed on Septem­ber 11 by the Gee­long ra­dio sta­tion, BayFM.

It was tipped off by work­ers called to spe­cial meet­ings to hear de­tails of the plant shut-down by Ford ex­ec­u­tives.

Ford quickly con­firmed the date, but said that al­though the ma­jor­ity of work­ers will lose their jobs at Broadmeadows and Gee­long ahead of the shut­down, some will stay un­til the end of Oc­to­ber to en­sure cars are fully com­plete and pre­pared for ship­ping to deal­ers and their own­ers.

Oc­to­ber 7 is, coin­ci­dently, quali­fy­ing day at the 2016 Bathurst 1000.

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