Born in Australia, bred in South Africa
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The difference between Australian Falcon GT and South African Fairmont GT

XY GT Seat Trim

Australian XY GT Seat Trim

Thank you to Cameron Manewell of RestoPrep for permitting the publication of the below information

South African Fairmont XY GT

South African Fairmont XW GT

White perforated hood lining C-pillar port lights
Speedometer in KM/H Top speed  240km/h (140MPH)
100lb Oil pressure gauge marked in Bar, so it goes to 7 Bar Temp gauge is in Celsius. They are badged Fairmont GT instead of Falcon GT
 XY GT Door trim
 XY GT seat trim
Both have Australian Seats frames South African GT’s had vinyl coverings with different patterns on the insert. Some SA GT’s have been seen with Australian seat trim patterns, these may have been re-trimmed to match Australian GT’s

Wood grain is missing from the

dash, as is the padded section

under the glove box

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South African Fairmont XY GT

Australian Falcon XY GT

Aussie XY GT’s black perforate hood lining
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GT Steering wheel
GT Console
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As was Selectair integrated Air Conditioning

XY GT Driving lights, same brackets and same switch.

(After 30 years pretty much all the cars have had there original

driving lights changed to another brand, but originally they

were the same as the Aussie GTs)

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South African Fairmont XW GT

The XW’s featured different interior patterns to those seen in the Aussie versions, but key features like the GT dash, console and steering wheel were the same as the Australian GT’s. The SA XW GT  had the 140MPH speedometer as fitted to the Aussie GT’s and the 8,000rpm tachometer as they were a Cleveland powered XW GT.