For Sale: Ford XF Falcon with diesel engine conversion

You might be wondering what an old XF Falcon is doing amongst tunerific and ultra-rare exotica. Well, this isn’t your ordinary XF. This one has had Perkins diesel engine conversion.

Ford XF Falcon diesel

The original XF 200 and 250 crossflow engines were pushrod designs. While the low-down torque in such a lightweight body was effortless, the revs rose and fell in a diesel-like fashion anyway, all the way to a stratospheric 4500rpm redline. Fuel efficient, it wasn’t.

So this XF has been treated to a four-cylinder Perkins diesel, which normally saw service in Mazda trucks and commercial vehicles. It’s not in any danger of wheel-standing, or blowing the doors off anything, the owner says it is capable of 45mpg (5.23L/100km) though.

It’s up for sale for $6990. It does appear to be a tidy conversion, and the owner promises “no vibrations, no shudders, no problems whatsoever”.

This could be an interesting palate cleanser or weekly work commuter, to accompany something fast and special. Head over to the Trade Unique Cars classified for more info.

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We’re starting to wonder, maybe Ford Australia should have thought along similar lines?

Ford XF Falcon diesel engine

Mitchell is a contributing journalist at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.