Australian tuning outfit Tickford, with the support of former racing driver Alan Moffat, is introducing a new, limited-edition performance Mustang model meant as a tribute to a particularly memorable Bathurst 1000 victory.
No more than 77 of these stylish, commemorative Tickford Ford Mustang GTs will be built, the number paying tribute to the year in which two Moffat Ford Dealers Falcon XC Hardtops finished one-two in the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. Forty years later, people still haven’t forgotten, and the unique livery on these Tickford-tuned Mustang GTs will serve as an unmistakable reminder.
“It is hard to believe it has been 40 years since Colin and I finished one-two 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,” Alan Moffat says. “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 favorite cars to race and I had considerable success in them. Ford has done a great job with the latest one.”
Tickford ‘s ’77 Bathurst Special Mustang will feature a supercharged version of the GT model’s standard 5.0-liter V8 engine, and will be fitted with additional yet-undisclosed performance parts. Pricing has not yet been announced.