Tickford is commemorating one of the greatest moments in Australian motorsport with a limited edition Ford Mustang.
Just 77 of the cars will be produced, developed in conjunction with Ford racing legend Allan Moffat.
The Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special pays homage to the Ford Falcon XC Hardtops Moffat and team-mate Colin Bond drove to their famous 1-2 victory in the 1977 Bathurst 1000.
The 40th anniversary of Ford’s most famous win will see no more than 77 of the limited edition Tickford pony cars built, each fitted with a Moffat signature numbered build plate and a host of special design elements.
In true Tickford style the Mustang GT’s 5.0-litre V8 will be re-tuned and fitted with a high-performance supercharger, significantly increasing the Ford V8’s power and torque.
Externally, the car reflects the 1977 version of the Falcon with a modern interpretation of the livery.
All Bathurst ’77 Special vehicles will be white, fitted with a full decal kit, including optional race numbers and replica rear wing.
More of the unique pony car’s specifications are expected to be announced soon, including the price – tipped to be northwards of $100K.
Each limited model will include a full OEM-spec leather interior with unique Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special treatment, including XC Hardtop red and blue stitching on the bucket seats, a bespoke steering wheel plus unique Moffat signature cabin badging.
The ’77 Special Mustangs will ride on Tickford 20-inch alloy, painted in a unique shade of gold in line with the original race car.
Commenting on the limited edition rocket, Allan Moffat said it was hard to believe it had been 40 years since he and Colin Bond finished 1-2 at Bathurst.
“While I recall the race as if it were yesterday, it is nice to know it holds such a special place with so many people all these years on,” he said.
“The team at Tickford have done a very thorough job coming up with a modern interpretation of my 1977 XC Hardtop.
“While the Falcon has sadly been consigned to the history books, the Mustang was always one of my favourite cars to race and I had considerable success in them. Ford have done a great job with the latest one.
“The Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special looks amazing, produces an unbelievable amount of power and the finish across all areas of the vehicle highlights why the return of Tickford is so important for the Australian automotive industry.
“These guys know what they are doing and it shows in this special edition.”