The Ford Falcon, a nameplate in production longer than even the Mustang, ended production Oct. 7 after 56 years. No Falcons were built in the U.S. after 1971, but the car lived on through several more generations in Australia, remaining true to its original layout: straight-six-powered and rear-wheel drive.
The last Falcon was also the last Ford to be built in Australia, ending 91 years of production there. Few Australian Falcons have been exported, but the 1970s version became a worldwide icon thanks to the first Mad Max movie. The last Falcon, a blue XR6 sedan, will be displayed in a museum.