An auction of two FPV GT F models has raised nearly $400,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The two FPV GT F cars – with build plates 001 and 500 – were sold to buyers from Western Australia and Victoria, respectively. Car 001 sold for $157,600 after 84 bids, while the final Australian-bound sedan which is yet to be built saw 106 bids and attracted a huge $236,100. The cars usually sell for $77,900 plus on-road costs.
The buyer of car 500 will get to choose their own colour and stripe combination, while car 001 is coated in Kinetic Blue paint with black stripes, and has Victorian registration with plates GTF 001.
“Given the historical significance of both cars, we expected to raise considerable funds for NBCF and I am thrilled with the final result,” said Ford Australia president and CEO, Bob Graziano.
“Both Ford and the NBCF are focused on the importance of investing in research and development and the innovations those programs can achieve.”
“The auctioning off of these two iconic vehicles, built by our passionate and dedicated Australian team will provide necessary support to the NBCF to fund their equally passionate researchers in their bid to achieve a future of zero deaths from breast cancer in 2030.
“We welcome the two lucky GT F bidders to the Ford family.”
The GT F is the most powerful GT-badged Falcon of all time, powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 351kW and 570Nm. The power output – and the 351 badges – harks back to the cubic inches that were on offer from the 5.8-litre V8 in the GT of the 1960s and 1970s.