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Final Ford Falcon up for auction

By Cameron Kirby, 05 Oct 2016 News

Final Ford Falcon up for auction

Final Falcon, Ute, and Territory which can be registered will be sold at Auction next week

THE final Ford Falcon Sedan, Falcon Ute, and Territory which can be registered and driven on the road will be sold at auction.

The last saleable vehicles will go under the hammer in an auction managed by Manheim on behalf of Ford Australia, with the proceeds dedicated to supporting the establishment and expansion of student robotics programs in Broadmeadows and Geelong schools.

The specific vehicles for sale are a blue Falcon XR6 Sedan, silver Territory Titanium diesel, and grey Falcon Ute XR6 Turbo. The Ute has been pre-registered, following the last of the tray-backs rolling off the production line on July 29.

If you want to bid on the cars, registrations are available online from today.

However, these cars won’t be the final locally built Fords to roll down the production line. Ford Australia will hold onto the true final Falcon Sedan, Falcon Ute and Ford Territory, which cannot be registered. The three cars will be fitted with a compliance plate that doesn’t include the Government authority number, precluding them from ever being registered.

The company says the vehicles will be displayed at key enthusiast events, before being loaned to museums in Victoria over the longer term.

You can learn more about the auction at www.fordfinal4.com.au

Ford confirmed the money from the sales would go toward schools in a statement, saying: “Ford engineers will work with a school in Broadmeadows and Geelong to either expand or create hubs for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM, formerly STEM) programs.  These engineers also will continue to mentor and sponsor teams of kids competing around the world in STEAM robotics competitions.”

Ford also will donate the auction proceeds from Falcon XR6 Sprint No. 500 of 500 to charity partner, ‘Give Where You Live’ in Geelong.