Originally posted by Ghia351
I saw one with XD bonnet, XE Ghia headlights, XD grille (cut to fit), XE blinkers & guards, XD tail-lights. I liked it ('couse it had a shaker on it) but thought it was unusual. Can't tell you whether it was a XD or XE though. :) I don't think I'll ever see one like that.
You could always look under the bum - XE had the Watt's linkage and coils where the XD had leaf springs...
As for the V8s, there were a few other than the ESPs - 5 people had ordered 351 XE S-Packs before the release (and announcement of the demise of the V8), and Ford were obliged to build those, plus there were a few outstanding Police orders that were filled (those were GLs, of course). But the ESP is the pick, of course.