Tickford’s Mustang Bathurst ’77 Special Is the Business

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Tickford launches limited-edition Mustang to celebrate 40th anniversary of Moffat’s win at the Bathurst 1000.

The iconic Mount Panorama circuit is host to the Bathurst 1000 every year. Despite it putting on a show for hundreds of thousands of attendants and tv viewers every year, there are certain editions that stand out.

One of those nail-biting years was 1977, when Allan Moffat and his F1-star co-driver Jacky Ickx scored a legendary one-two against Colin Bond and Alan Hamilton. The four drivers crossed the finish line in identical Moffat Ford Dealers Falcon XC Hardtops.

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To commemorate such victory, Ford tuner Tickford has commissioned 77 custom Mustang GTs, which will go on sale in Australia. “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 has done a great job with the latest one,” said Moffat.

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The price one must pay to obtain one of these coveted limited editions wasn’t released, but they’ll certainly carry a premium over a traditional GT’s price, which in Australia could be nearly $60k. Besides the stunning graphics added to the white Mustang, 20-inch alloy wheels and a plethora of accessories will be added. In the performance department, a supercharger will be strapped to the 5.0-liter V8 — although no specifications have been made public.

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An official release date hasn’t been announced, but if you’re interested in picking up one of these 77 models, it’d be wise to get in line as of yesterday.

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