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Old 05-31-2002, 03:54   #1 (permalink)
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EL series II - the mystery remains

OK once and for all - does anyone know if an EL series II exists? I have never heard of it despite years of research on local cars - yet I often hear references to it.

There may have been an EL update in the same vein as the '99 AU update which gained power front windows, lower rear suspension but little else. Anyone?
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Old 05-31-2002, 04:16   #2 (permalink)
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Finally someone believes me!?

I sware there were proposal for a EL II bouncing around somewhere. Weather these EL's were test mules for the AU (most probably were) or were a stopgap incase if the AU was not peachy will probably remain a "unsolved mystery" as Robert Stack fellow says. That and the rumour that Ford build a XD GTHO with 550hp but never saw the light of day :(

Anyone else got any other juicy rumours of the Fords that never were?
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EL11 was for the XR8
Upgrade from 170 to 185 kW.
Maybe some others that I'm not aware of.
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You might wanna check out this article on EL Saphire II..

http://www.autoweb.com.au/start_/sho...1/article.html

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Yep I vaguely remember the Sapphire II. At the time, the EL Falcon was struggling in vain against the VT Commodore, and waiting to the AU to come and 'save the day' (or so we thought). But this was merely the second coming of the limited edition Sapphire, not something related to the supposed EL II.

From what I'm gathering, the EL II may have been the unofficial name for the last ELs, possibly with AU-spec motors.
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i didn't think that there was a series 2 EL, it might has just been called the last of them, cos i dont seem to remember there b'in ne adds about the EL2. unlike when the Au2 came out.
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there definately was a series II EL

i think there are even a few guys on this forums that own them! Mr Sparkle for one owns a series II EL XR8
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Yep, there was an EL series II.

You can pick them pretty easily as Ford Began to use the AU Colours for these models, and some of the EF/EL colours were given the flick !
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Hmmm....

Yeah, Oxford Green and Cardinal Red were AU colours.

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Re: EL series II - the mystery remains

Yep, they exist! I have one..

Anyone know what colour mine is?

Now, where's that thread miner smilie..
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