Ford performance tuning partner Tickford has unveiled the limited-edition Ford Mustang tribute to the Allan Moffat Falcons of Bathurst ’77.
Called the Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special, the aim is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Moffat Ford Dealer’s famous win at Bathurst when the Falcons came in first and second place side by side. Driving with partner Colin Bond, the XC Falcon GT coupes crossed the finish line to the cheers of a roaring crowd taking the first two steps on the Hardie Ferodo 1000 podium at Mount Panorama, and the Australian Touring Car Championship.
In celebration of the year, production is limited to 77 units only using the current Mustang GT platform as it’s base. To this base, Tickford will add a high-performance supercharger, 20-inch wheels, and a near-perfect livery commemorating the iconic Ford XC Falcon.
The interior will also receive a treatment that will include bespoke steering wheel, XC Hardtop red and blue seat stitching, and a full Mustang leather interior.
Unlike other tuning shops attempts to create a Moffat Mustang, this one is full endorsed by Alan Moffat who of course is a V8 supercars Champion and holder of four Bathurst Titles.
“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.
“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 were of course the in house performance and tuning division for Ford prior to Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV), and produced incredibly well engineered cars that included the Tickford T3 TS50.
Tickford have yet to advise the final pricing as they are still workign out design and perfomance detail. However marketing director Peter Trevaskis recently told CarAdvice.com.au that a number around $120,000 was an appropriate estimate.
The process would follow a similar path to other tuning shops where the client would need to purchase the base model Mustang from their Ford dealer, then ship it to the tuning house for the upgrades to be performed. Buyers should of course be aware, that luxury car tax is applicable on top of that figure, as is the registration stamp duty.
The final number therefore, is likely to be $30,000 to $40,000 higher.
For those interested, inquiries can be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 1800 TICKFORD.