XT BUYER GUIDE

FANCY A FAB FORD?

Unique Cars - - CONTENTS - WORDS CLIFF CHAM­BERS PHO­TOS UNIQUE CARS AR­CHIVES

Hav­ing spent mas­sively and with great suc­cess on its XR model, Ford could not be blamed for keep­ing the lid on the bikkie tin when up­grad­ing to the XT range which would be seen in 1968.

A less-com­plex grille, sen­si­ble rear in­di­ca­tors, new hub­caps and badges sum­marised the changes that would be ap­par­ent buy­ers of Fal­con and Fair­mont ver­sions. Those who bought a GT were prob­a­bly dis­ap­pointed that their cars didn’t stand out in the same way as the orig­i­nal XR but they did get a few ex­tra ben­e­fits for their $4050 out­lay in­clud­ing a lim­ited-slip dif­fer­en­tial, im­proved seats and sus­pen­sion plus a pair of Lucas Ranger driv­ing lights.

As had been the case with XR ver­sions, the XT range com­prised sedans and wag­ons in three trim lev­els. Util­i­ties and panel vans that could be bought in ba­sic Fal­con form or with marginally more

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