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FPV closes its factory, now a fully-owned Ford entity

 FPV closes its factory, now a fully-owned Ford entity
The FPV GT concept on display at the Australia International Motor Show / Ford Performance Vehicles

Brand will continue, but the models will be built by Ford

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has ended their decades long run as a semi-independent manufacturer.

As the company's equipment was being removed, workers were putting the finishing touches on the last Falcon GT to leave the factory. It marks a sad milestone as it will become the last hand-built model in the company's history.

Over the summer, Ford agreed to purchase Prodrive's stake in the company. As part of the change, FPV engines will now be built at Ford’s Geelong plant while the cars will be assembled at the company's Campbellfield plant. Unfortunately, FPV's staff will be let go with just five weeks of pay for every year of service.

Source: Ford and Cars Guide via Motor Authority
Published Dec 18, 2012 4:50 pm By Michael Gauthier
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 Dolomight 74-86 Dolomight 74-86
This especially sucks for the FPV people who are being layed off. FFFUUU!!!! Ford Australia, you just handed those poor guys the worst Christmas present ever!
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December 19, 2012 2:45 pm
 DerekThomas DerekThomas
Unfortunately FPV was doomed to failure due to a lack of support from Ford in Australia. Ford saw FPV as a nuisance rather than a halo vehicle for the Ford brand. This lack of marketing intelligence is why Ford is No5 in Australia when it was market leader for 16 years. Taking on the production will not resurrect this halo vehicle as the advertising resources do not exist.
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December 19, 2012 6:36 am
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Cool car
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December 18, 2012 10:39 pm