An FG X Falcon XR6 sedan, Falcon Ute XR6 Turbo, Falcon XR6 Sprint and a Territory Titanium SUV make up the final four registrable Ford vehicles produced at the Broadmeadows plant in Victoria before its closure last week.
All will go under the hammer, with proceeds funding the STEAM Student Robotics Programs and the Give Where You Live Foundation – a community charity in Geelong.
Australian iconic cars – especially ones that mark the end of an era – are well known for selling at extraordinary prices at auction. The last Holden CV8 Monaro sold was sold on ebay for $187,600 in 2006, the same car enthusiast who bought it then went on to out-bid rivals and buy a rare 1971 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III for $680,000 at auction the following year.
The vehicles will be highly sought after and we could see record breaking sales figures achieved.
In 2014 the last of the Ford Falcon GTs sold for $397,700 and in July this year the first of Ford’s final special edition Falcons – a No.1-badged XR8 Sprint – sold for more than $30K over its list price at $92,500. Manheim’s Mathew McAuley expects sky-high bids again with this last chance to buy a new Australian-built Ford.
"As you would expect, there is massive interest from not only Ford enthusiasts and motoring aficionados, but from the general public as well. An auction event like this is simply unprecedented so it is difficult to say what kind of results will be achieved, however it is an understatement to say the vehicles will be highly sought after and we could see record breaking sales figures achieved."
The cars are what Ford calls the “last saleable” locally made Fords. The absolute final Falcon, Falcon Ute and Territory to roll off the production line wear unregisterable compliance plates and will be kept indefinitely by Ford for museums showpieces and events.
The auction is to be held at 1.30pm on Saturday, October 15. While the event will be an invite-only affair for Ford loyalists the public can bid online. To bid it’s essential to register online by 5pm on Friday, October 14. Manheim will also be streaming the auction live via its Facebook channel.
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