The first 2017 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint off the production line has gone for a record price at auction to raise money for medical research.
David Pearce from Sydney made the highest bid for the first Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint at auction paying the princely sum of $92,500.
The vehicle is the very first publically available model out of a limited 750 in total with Mr Pearce snatching up the car for $30k more than its retail value.
But the purchase will be worth it going to a worthy cause on two counts.
David didn’t win the Falcon XR8 for himself but to lift the spirits of his ill brother whose health has been deteriorating and now has only 18 percent lung function.
Meanwhile the money will be donated by Ford to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and their Artificial Pancreas Project helping young people living with Type 1 diabetes.
Ford will also put forward another $60,000 to the research program.
Ford President and CEO Graeme Whickman says the funds will benefit many people.
“We are thrilled by Mr. Pearce’s generous contribution and shared commitment to Australian communities,”