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October 1996 - September 1998


EL GLi sedan and wagon

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The EL Ford Falcon along with the NL Fairlane and DL LTD, was introduced in October 1996 (Sydney Motor Show). A minor facelift of the 1994 EF. 141,056 ELs, 8727 NLs, and 930 DLs built. EL Falcon replaced in September 1998 by the AU Falcon. NL Fairlane/DL LTD replaced in March 1999.

EL Falcon S

Range

EL Falcon ($30,304 - $49,082)*

GLi, 4.0L, 6-cyl, Sedan/Wagon, 157kW@4900rpm, 357Nm@3000rpm
GLi, 5.0L, V8, Sedan/Wagon, 165kW@4500rpm, 388Nm@3000rpm
Futura, 4.0L, 6-cyl, Sedan/Wagon, 157kW, 357Nm
Futura, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 165kW, 388Nm
Fairmont, 4.0L, 6-cyl, Sedan/Wagon, 157kW, 357Nm
Fairmont, 5.0L, V8, Sedan/Wagon, 165kW, 388Nm
Fairmont Ghia, 4.0L, 6-cyl, Sedan, 162kW@4900rpm, 361Nm@4900rpm
Fairmont Ghia, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 165kW, 388Nm
XR6, 4.0L, 6-cyl, Sedan, 164kW@5000rpm, 366Nm@3150rpm
XR8, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 170kW@4500rpm, 398Nm@3000rpm (till Oct 1997)
XR8, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 185kW@4500rpm, 402Nm@3200rpm (from Oct 1997)
GT, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 200kW, 420Nm (from March 1997)

NL Fairlane ($48,374 - $51,479)*

Fairlane Ghia, 4.0L, 6-cyl, Sedan, 157kW, 357Nm
Fairlane Ghia, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 165kW, 388Nm
Fairlane by Tickford, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 195kW, 405Nm (from May 1998)

DL LTD ($61,531 - $64,712)*

LTD, 4.0L, 6-cyl, Sedan, 157kW, 357Nm
LTD, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 165kW, 388Nm

XH Falcon Utility ($23,359 -$30,564)*

Utility and Panelvan range- Longreach GLi, Longreach S, Longreach Outback, XR6, XR8. XH: April 1996-October 1997. XH Series II: October 1997-June 1999.

 

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EL Fairmont Ghia interior

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Photos

EL GLi
EL Falcon GLi
Sedan

EL Futura
EL Ford Falcon Futura
Sedan

EL Futura
EL Ford Falcon Futura
Sedan

EL Futura wagon
EL Ford Falcon Futura
Wagon

EL Fairmont
EL Ford Fairmont
Sedan

EL Fairmont Ghia
EL Ford Fairmont Ghia

EL XR6
EL Ford Falcon XR6

EL XR8
EL Ford Falcon XR8

EL GT
EL Ford Falcon GT

EL GT
EL Ford Falcon GT

NL Fairlane Ghia
NL Ford Fairlane Ghia

NL Fairlane by Tickford
NL Ford Fairlane by Tickford

DL LTD
DL Ford LTD

XH Longreach S
XH Ford Falcon Longreach S

EL Police
EL Ford Falcon GLi
Police Vehicle

EL Paramedic
EL Ford Falcon Futura
Paramedic

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Colours

As at 1996;

EL Ford Falcon colours

Dynamic White, Arctic Blue, Sparkling Burgandy, Mocha Foam, Mercury
Hot Chilli Red, Navy Blue, Argon Silver, Gunmetal, Regency
Bermuda Green, Heritage Green

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V8 Supercars

EL Ford Falcon's took part in the 1997-98 V8 Supercars series. Glenn Seton, in the #30 Ford Credit Racing EL Falcon won the 1997 V8 Supercar Championship.

1997 Ford Credit Racing EL Falcon

1997 Championship winning EL Ford Credit Racing Falcon of #30 Glenn Seton.

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Special Models

Limited Edition models

  • Classic- Available on GLi and Futura. Air conditioning, alloy wheels, metallic paint, passenger airbag, pinstriping. March - June 1997

  • Sapphire- Available on GLi and Futura, $3500 extras at no extra cost, to fight Holden’s VT Commodore. Air conditioning, new-design 15 inch alloys, pinstriping and badges, no cost metallic paint. GLi: cruise control. Futura: passenger airbag. August - December 1997. Click here to see Marks' EL GLi Sapphire.

  • Sapphire (II)- Available on GLi and Futura, $3500 extras at no extra cost. Air conditioning, 15 inch alloys, pinstriping and badges, no cost metallic paint. GLi: cruise control, front power windows. Futura: passenger airbag, velour interior. March - August 1998.

  • S- $3500 extras at no extra cost. Air conditioning, sports alloys, 6 stack CD player, ‘S’ Pack pinstriping. January 1998. GLi-based.

  • Concorde- upgrade on Fairlane Ghia, with high-performance engine (162kW).

  • Tradesman- Upgrade on Utility.

    EL Falcon Sapphire

Motor Show models

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  • Predator, LPG, 4.0L, 6-cyl, s/c, Sedan, 230kW and 468Nm. Displayed at the 1997 Sydney Motor Show.

  • XR8 Sequential, 5.0L, V8, Sedan, 215kW. Displayed at the 1998 Sydney Motor Show.

  • Sandfire, Concept Utility

  • Terra, Concept Utility

EL Falcon Predator

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Competitors

Competitors when new:

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*prices at introduction
Some information sourced from Ford Falcon Facts