While the very last Territory built will remain in Ford's 'Heritage Collection', it's compliance plate does not carry the Government authority number, so can never be made available for road use in Australia, unlike the unit on offer through Manheim, which is 'saleable', ie. plated and road legal.
The Territory, a RWD Titanium variant with the 2.7 turbo-diesel V6 and finished in Lightning Strike metallic silver paint, will join three Falcons as the 'Ford Final 4'at the Manheim auction on 15 October (from 1:30pm), which is open now for bidder registration.
Proceeds (minus taxes) from the sale of the Territory and two of the three Falcons will go to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) initiatives and Student Robotics Programs at schools in Broadmeadows and Geelong.
"We have spent more than three years helping our manufacturing employees find new futures in Broadmeadows and Geelong," said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford of Australia. "As the leading local 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 says the auction will help carry on the legacies of its manufacturing team as the company builds on the largest automotive R&D presence in Australia.
The opportunity to get hold of the penultimate example of Australia's only homegrown SUV should see the Territory sell for significantly more than its regular retail price when it goes to auction.
To register and get more information on the Territory on offer as part of the Ford Final 4 auction on 15 October, go to: fordfinal4.com.au or manheim.com.au
Note: Images presented do not represent actual vehicle being offered for sale.