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Final Ford Falcon Ute rolls off the line

10:23PM - 30.07.'16

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Yet another chapter has closed on Australia's motoring history, as Ford screwed together the final Falcon Ute at its Melbourne factory at 2:45 p.m. today (12:45 a.m. EDT).

The Ute's death marks the end of a line that stretches back to February 1961 and includes seven generations and over 467,000 vehicles. Ford Australia will hang onto the final Falcon Ute, a white XR6. The Ute's death comes just a few months before the Falcon Sedan's execution, slated for October 7, Motoring reports. The Territory SUV will also get the axe before year's end. Once that happens, Ford's 90-year history of Australian production will end.

The Thai-built Ranger pickup takes the Flacon Ute's place in the Australian market. According to Motoring, it's already Ford Australia's best-selling model.

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