The historic last-ever Ford Falcon, Territory, Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon Ute (suitable for road use) to roll-off Ford’s Broadmeadows (Victoria) assembly line will be used for philanthropic benefits in local communities.
Ford’s longest-standing charity partner Geelong-based ‘Give Where You Live’ will be the beneficiary of the auction proceeds for the final Falcon XR6 Sprint (number 500).
The actual last Ford vehicles off the line (fitted with Government compliance plates lacking an authority number and thus unable to be registered) are destined for museum display.
Ford sees its role in assisting the development of future science and technology graduates is vital, especially so as the company maintains its research and development operation in Australia.
Post local manufacturing, Ford will have the largest automotive R&D operation in Australia with more than 2000 employees including 1100 designers and engineers.
“As the leading automotive R&D investor and employer going forward, we also want to support the country’s quest to spur more innovation and tap into our unique talent base,” Ford Australia boss Graeme Whickman said.
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