Back in (Onyx) Black

Ford XY Fair­mont Grand Sport Onyx Black

Australian Muscle Car - - Mini Muscle -

The Grand Sport Rally Pack was a fac­tory op­tion avail­able on a range of mod­els, from the XW to XC. With a tick of a box on the or­der form the cus­tomer could add sev­eral sporty fea­tures to his (or her) new Falcon with­out go­ing to the ex­pense of buy­ing the GT. The fea­tures in­cluded GS side stripe and badg­ing, GS in­signia on a three spoke - deep dished steer­ing wheel, GT dash fea­tur­ing speedome­ter, tachome­ter, odome­ter, oil pres­sure, wa­ter tem­per­a­ture and fuel gauges, stain­less steel wheel cov­ers.

It was avail­able on the Falcon 500, Fu­tura and Fair­mont sedans and wagon. The ac­tual GS op­tions re­mained the same, in­clud­ing the GT dash, but some other items crept onto the gen­eral op­tion list, like sun­roof and a stereo ra­dio/tape player. For per­for­mance en­thu­si­asts, the most im­por­tant op­tion was now a 250hp two bar­rel car­bu­ret­tor equipped Cleve­land ver­sion of the 351ci V8. From there the cus­tomer could add any­thing that was avail­able in the cat­a­logue. Ford ad­ver­tised the GS as “Make up your own Grand Sport” and, while the car did not have the ap­peal of the GT, it did of­fer the cost con­scious a dis­tinc­tive al­ter­na­tive. The de­tailed front end fea­tures en­graved head­lights, spot­lights and in­di­ca­tors, as well as the nely nished grille and bumper. The boot in­te­rior fea­tures a nely moulded soft rub­ber boot mat; note the fuel pipe ex­tend­ing from the fuel tank to the body. The 302 en­gine and sur­round­ing bay have an amaz­ing level of de­tail, in­clud­ing etched metal bon­net hinges, nely moulded hoses, tub­ing and ne graph­ics.Su­perb chas­sis de­tail fea­tur­ing work­ing sus­pen­sion and steer­ing. The sump, oil lter, wheel rims, brake discs and com­po­nents are all shown. More in­for­ma­tion at www.clas­s­ic­car­lecta­

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