Ford Australia donated the XR8 Sprint to raise money for the foundation, specifically their Artificial Pancreas Project, while also committing a further $60,000 to the JDRF's other research programs aimed at curing Type 1 diabetes.
While aiding the JDRF, the winning bidder David Pearce purchased the XR8 Sprint - one of only 750 produced - to bring some joy to the life of his brother, who's battling serious health issues.
Like the XR6 Sprint, the XR8 Sprint is a bona fide collector's item already, with the $92K Pearce paid sure to seem like a bargain in the not-too-distant future.
"Ford has been a generous, long-term, and global partner for JDRF," said JDRF Australia CEO and Managing Director Mike Wilson.
"Thanks to the financial support of valued partners like Ford Australia, we are able to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes research."
The Pearces are very much a 'Ford family', with the '78 XC Falcon sedan purchased by David's father (and what his brother learned to drive in) now restored and back in the Pearce garage.