A Sydney businessman has just spent AU$92,500 (NZ$97,490) to buy the first of the limited-run Ford Falcon Sprints to roll off the production line. But he’s done it for a very good reason.
David Pearce bought the special Falcon to bring his brother Mark some joy as he battles health issues.
Adding to the generosity is the fact that the first publicly available version of the Falcon XR8 Sprint was auctioned to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).
Pearce says: ’’Mark’s health has been deteriorating rapidly and he now only has 18 per cent lung function.
To lift Mark’s spirits, the Falcon Sprint was a ‘must-have’ to add to our Ford collection, which also includes a restored 1978 Falcon XC. That’s the car my brother learned to drive in’’.
The Falcon XR8 Sprint was donated to the JDRF by Ford Australia.