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The South African fairmont GT was built from 1970 to 1973. The 1970 model is a CKD version of the Australian XW Falcon GT and the 1971 to 1973 model is a CKD version of the Australian XY Falcon GT. The 1970 model featured a 2v 351 cleveland engine and the 1971 to 1973 mocel used a 4v 351 cleveland engine. The most apparant difference between the two different models are the shaker scoop on the 1971 to 1973 version and differences in the grill.
Below a few pictures are shown of a very original Fairmont GT.
The performance of the Fairmont GT is quite special.
- 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds (0-60mph in 6.5 seconds)
- 210 km/h top speed
- 223.8 kW (300bhp) SAE
- 515.3 Nm torque at 3400 rpm
A road test is given below. It was originally found on the www.retrocars.co.za site.
Very limited numbers were produced, a total of 1824 cars, and of them only 239 are of the type similar to XW Falcon GTs.
The following sites are good sources for more information on Fairmont GTs:
FairmontGT.com the definitive site for information on Fairmont GTs
AussieExport This was probably the first place on the internet with decent info on the Fairmont GTs
Falcongt.com.au A site with mostly info on Falcon GTs, but also some good info for Fairmont GTs