1959 Ford Fairlane vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1970 Holden Torana is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Ford Fairlane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Ford Fairlane would be higher. At 5,769 cc (8 cylinders), 1959 Ford Fairlane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1959 Ford Fairlane (168 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1959 Ford Fairlane should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1959 Ford Fairlane weights approximately 1144 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Ford Fairlane 1970 Holden Torana
Make Ford Holden
Model Fairlane Torana
Year Released 1959 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5769 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 168 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 2094 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4380 mm
Wheelbase Size 3000 mm 2550 mm


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