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Tickford to release Allan Moffat BATHURST ’77 Special Edition Ford Mustang


Tickford has announced their latest Ford Mustang modification and this one is a special one.

Tickford will this year commemorate an iconic Australian Motorsport event, the famous 1-2 Ford Falcon win at Bathurst in 1977, with a special edition Ford Mustang.

Tickford will team up with Allan Moffat to produce the Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special, a limited edition Tickford Mustang GT which pays homage to the 1977 1-2 finish by Moffat and Colin Bond in their Ford Falcon XC Hardtops.

The Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special will feature a range of unique components, engineered to provide a unique and individual experience.

The V8-powered Mustangs will be fitted with a high-performance supercharger, significantly increasing the output of the Mustang’s 5.0-litre power plant.
Externally, the Mustang will be a tribute to the 1977 version of the Falcon with a modern interpretation of the livery and will be white and will be fitted with a full decal kit and replica rear wing.

Full vehicle specifications will be listed at a later date but will include a full OEM-spec leather interior with unique Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special treatment, including XC Hardtop red and blue stitching on the seats, a bespoke steering wheel plus unique cabin badging.
The Mustangs will ride on Tickford 20-inch alloy rims, painted in a unique shade of gold in line with the original race car.

No more than 77 of the limited edition Tickford pony cars will be built, each fitted with a numbered build plate.
Expressions of interest are now open for the vehicle with Tickford taking enquiries via77special@tickford.com.au or 1800 TICKFORD

Full Press Release Below

TICKFORD REVIVES MAGIC OF BATHURST ’77 WITH SPECIAL EDITION MUSTANG
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 Hardtops 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, each fitted with a numbered build plate.
The V8-powered Mustangs will be fitted with a high-performance supercharger, significantly increasing the output of the Mustang’s 5.0-litre power plant.
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 from initial concept stage to provide input into the Mustang’s development only adds to its status.”
Each Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special will be fitted with an extensive list of special modifications including performance, interior and exterior enhancements.
Full vehicle specifications will be listed at a later date but will include a full OEM-spec leather interior with unique Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special treatment, including XC Hardtop red and blue stitching on the seats, a bespoke steering wheel plus unique cabin badging.
While each of limited-edition Mustangs will ride on Tickford 20-inch alloy rims, painted in a unique shade of gold in line with the original race car.
“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 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.”
Tickford is now seeking expressions of interest for the Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special. Please email 77special@tickford.com.au or call 1800 TICKFORD for further details or to reserve your vehicle.
Use #tickford77special to join the conversation about the Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special.

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