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Last Ford Falcons sold at auction, Sprint fetches over $120,000

October 15, 2016

The final Ford Falcon FG X models have been sold at auction, with the highest bid going to the XR6 Sprint special edition.

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Ford’s last-ever Falcon models rolled off the production line last week. Although the actual last models won’t be sold at all instead going to a museum, the last saleable models have just gone to their new owners.

At a special Manheim auction event in Melbourne today Ford Australia sold the last models. These included a Territory, XR6 Turbo Ute, an XR6 sedan, and one of the XR6 Sprint special editions.

The Territory Titanium diesel received a highest bid of $68,500, which is well above the regular retail price of $57,740. It was a Lightning Strike silver example featuring the 2.7-litre turbo-diesel V6 generating 140kW, hooked up to rear-wheel drive.

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Next up, the hammer came down on the XR6 sedan at a price of $81,500. This is also well above the retail price of $38,290. It was an automatic petrol version with the 195kW inline six engine.

Surprisingly, the 270kW XR6 Turbo Ute didn’t fetch as much as the sedan. Bids stopped at $80,000 for the last-ever Ford Falcon ute, despite the ‘Falcon ute’ being the pioneer of the vehicle style in Australia. Still, the price is well above the retail price of $38,710. It was a six-speed manual version painted in Smoke grey.

Lastly, the XR6 Sprint, build number 500 of 500, attracted a final bid of $122,000. This is well above the retail price of $62,190. It was a white automatic example featuring the tuned turbo engine that produces up to 370kW during overboost.

That’s it, folks. You can no longer order a brand new Australian-made Ford Falcon. Production has officially ended and the last examples have been made.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.