Historic Auction of Final Falcons For Charity

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Falcon Funds the Future: Historic Auction of Final Falcon, Other Fords, Nets $353,000 to Support Broadmeadows and Geelong Communities, Inspire Next-Gen Innovators

  • The iconic Ford Falcon’s legacy lives on in many ways, including through local kids after $231,000 was raised from auctioning the final saleable Falcon, Falcon Ute and Territory to fund STEAM robotics programs at Northern Bay College in Geelong and Hume Central Secondary College in Broadmeadows
  • Ford raised $122,000 from auctioning the Falcon XR6 Sprint No. 500 of 500 with proceeds (minus taxes) going to its longest-standing charity partner, ‘Give Where You Live’ in Geelong
  • Ford’s continuing product development operations across Broadmeadows and Geelong, including nearly $2 billion in local R&D investment in the past six years, trace back to development of the early Falcons to meet harsh Australian conditions
  • The auction taps the rich legacy of Falcon and the manufacturing teams as the company builds on the largest automotive R&D presence in Australia, including $300 million this year alone
  • Ford will keep the absolute final Falcon, Falcon Sprint, Falcon Ute and Territory in Australia, which are non-registerable, for public display at local museums and events to keep the manufacturing team and vehicles’ legacies alive well into the future

Auction Results:
Auction results for the final saleable Falcon, Falcon Ute, Territory and Falcon XR6 Sprint No. 500 of 500 are as follows:

Kinetic “Ford blue” Falcon XR6 sedan:
– Sale Price: $81,500
– Purchased by Mark Jeffs (Boronia, Victoria)

Smoke grey Falcon Ute XR6 Turbo:
– Sale Price: $81,000
– Purchase by John Bradbury (Sunbury Ford)

Silver Territory Titanium diesel:
– Sale Price: $68,500
– Purchased by Mark Jeffs (Boronia, Victoria)

Winter White Sprint XR6 (No. 500 of 500) Turbo:
– Sale Price: $122,000
– Purchased by John Bradbury (Sunbury Ford)

Where will the proceeds go?
Ford will donate the auction proceeds (minus taxes) from Falcon XR6 Sprint No. 500 of 500 to its longest-standing charity partner, ‘Give Where You Live’ in Geelong.

This year, Ford celebrated the 50th anniversary the charity’s Loaned Executive Program in which Ford leaders inspire local community members. Ford also is doubling contributions to Give Where You Live this Ford engineer working with Northen Bay College in STEAM classroomyear through corporate funding. Ford will continue to be a major employer in Geelong through the Research and Development Centre and at the You Yangs Proving Ground.

Proceeds (less taxes) from the auction of the last saleable Falcon XR6 Sedan, Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute and Territory Titanium will fund the expansion or creation of hubs for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM, formerly STEM) programs Northern Bay College in Geelong and Hume Central Secondary College in Broadmeadows.

Ford engineers will also work with the schools to mentor and sponsor teams of kids competing around the world in STEAM robotics competitions.

Comments:
“Our support of STEAM education and ‘Give Where You Live’ underpins our commitment to serve our communities as we become Australia’s largest automotive employer,” said Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia President and CEO. “Ford will remain a major presence in Australia and we will carry forward the legacy of our manufacturing team by continuing to design and engineer world-class vehicles for Australia and the world for many years to come.”

Our talented team is designing and engineering cars with leading safety, fuel economy technology and Hume Central Secondary College with the Falcon XR6quality for Australians,” said Dave French, Director, Vehicle Programs, Asia Pacific Product Development Centre. “The $353,000 raised from the vehicle auctions will go towards STEAM education programs to inspire the next generation of Ford employees, as well as investing even more to ‘Give Where you Live’ in Geelong.”

“The funds donated by Ford will support staff and students to take STEAM curriculum to a new level with additional infrastructure and programs that will inspire engagement and pathways in STEAM,” said Irene Iliadis, College Principal, Hume Central Secondary College.

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