The end of carmaking by Ford Australia allows the compiling of a range of impressive statistics. Here are a few:
The peak production year was 1985 with 155,254 vehicles built. At this time the assembly plants were Broadmeadows 1+2 (Melbourne), Homebush (Sydney) and Eagle Farm (Brisbane). Models produced in 1985 were Falcon passenger and commercial, Fairlane, LTD, Laser, Telstar, F-Series, L-Series, Cargo, tractor.
The peak Falcon production year was 2003 with 102,144 BA models, plus 2849 Fairlanes and LTDs.
Thirty years later, 2015, the most recent full calendar year, the production total was down to 18,319 vehicles – 6319 Falcon sedan, 2400 Falcon ute and 9600 Territory.
When it comes to models the full Ford Australia production honour roll extends to Anglia, Prefect, Cortina, Consul, Zephyr, Laser (2 models), Meteor, Telstar, Customline, Fairlane, Ranch wagon, Galaxie, F-Series, T-Truck, Escort van, Thames van, 15 cwt van-cab-estate car, K-Series, D-Series, Cargo, V-Series, R-Series, L-Series, Trader, Capri, Falcon (24 models), Fairlane (15 models), LTD (10 models) and Territory (4 models).