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Mike Stevens | Aug, 11 2014 | 7 Comments

Pink is the new blue, Ford Australia says, urging ‘Blue Oval’ fans to get behind a new fundraising auction for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The carmaker has announced the foundation will be the beneficiary in an auction of its special first and 500th builds of the final FPV GT, the new GT F.

The first of those two cars already wears Victorian registration plate ‘GTF 001’. It’s a manual model, finished in Kinetic Blue with matte black stripes.

(Ford Australia's Neil McDonald tells TMR that while the GTF 001 car was driven by members of the press, and also for marketing purposes, the vehicle "will be the subject of a full engineering inspection before it goes to the lucky bidder, including brakes, tyres, et cetera".)

The second, ‘GTF 500’, is yet to be built, but Ford says it too will be equipped with a manual transmission. The auction winner will have their choice of colour and stripes package.

““These two iconic vehicles are the result of the innovation and passion of Ford and its engineers, and we aim to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the equally passionate researchers in their bid to achieve a future of zero deaths from breast cancer,” Ford Australia boss Bob Graziano said today.

“We are totally committed to this cause and moving forward, one of the key priorities will be continuing our support of the communities in which we live and work, along with the broader Australian community.”

The majority of the auction proceeds will go to the foundation, building on the $1.2 million Ford Australia has contributed over the past 10 years.

The auction, to be held online through website eBay, will go live on the evening of Sunday August 17.

All members of the public, including organisations, will have the right to bid, and the auction will end at 8pm on August 24.

The auction can be followed at www.ebay.com.au/GTFAuction.

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From Ford:

Ford Australia has been a proud partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation for 12 years, contributing $1.2 million to breast cancer research in Australia.

Ford Australia joins Ford USA and Ford Europe in the drive to find a cure for breast cancer, together dedicating more than $125 million to raise awareness and fund research programs.

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