5 July, 2017
Tickford is commemorating one of the greatest moments in Australian motorsport, partnering with Allan Moffat to produce the Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special, a limited edition Tickford Mustang GT which pays homage to the Ford Falcon XC Coupe Moffat and team-mate Colin Bond drove to a famous 1-2 in the 1977 Bathurst 1000.
The Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special features a range of unique components, engineered to provide a unique and individual experience, aimed at celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ford’s most famous win at Mount Panorama.
No more than 77 of the limited edition Tickford pony cars will be built, with each featuring performance, interior and exterior enhancements unique to the vehicle.
Each Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special will be fitted with a Phase 2, 727 HP ROUSH Supercharger, increasing the output of the Mustang’s 5.0-litre V8 engine to 542kW – 236kW above standard, or a power increase of more than 75 per cent, while also producing 827Nm of 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 and replica rear wing
“This year is a significant anniversary in Australian and Ford motorsport history and while it will be celebrated in many ways, we are privileged to be working with Allan Moffat to create a modern V8 hardtop that pays tribute to his famous winning machine,” said Tickford CEO Tim Edwards.
“Our mantra is Performance driven by passion and with the very special enhancements we are making to all the main areas of each Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special, this project has given us the chance to turn that into reality.
“We wanted to give fans that either witnessed the famous 1-2 live, or have come to appreciate the supreme effort after the fact, the chance to own a unique vehicle that has been developed in conjunction with the man that made it happen.
“The fact Allan endorses the program and has worked with our project team to provide input into the Mustang’s development only adds to its status.”
The Moffat-inspired Mustang will be fitted with Tickford’s signature quad-outlet exhaust and rear diffuser, sports suspension package, upgraded half-shafts and 20-inch Tickford alloy rims, painted in a unique shade of bronze in line with the original race car.
The interior receives a full OEM-spec leather interior with unique Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special treatment, including XC Coupe red and blue stitching in the seats, a bespoke steering wheel plus unique cabin badging.
Each of the limited edition vehicles is also fitted with a ’77-inspired rear wing, special badging on the rear and front guards and a numbered under-bonnet build badge.
“It is hard to believe it has been 40 years since Colin and I finished 1-2 at Bathurst but 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,” Allan Moffat said.
“The team at Tickford have done a very thorough job coming up with a modern interpretation of my 1977 XC Coupe and while the Falcon has sadly been consigned to the history books, the Mustang was always one of my favourite cars and 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.”
Tickford is now seeking expressions of interest for the Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special. Please email email@example.com for further details or to reserve your vehicle.
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