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    Circa $120,000....

    Ford-focused tuning company Tickford has revealed details and images of its limited-edition Ford Mustang, the Tickford Bathurst ’77 Special, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Moffat Ford Dealer’s famous win at Bathurst.

    Limited to 77 units, Tickford will be using the Mustang GT as a base, adding 20-inch wheels, a high-performance supercharger, along with a near-identical livery to the iconic Ford XC Falcon. The cabin will include a bespoke steering wheel, XC Hardtop red and blue seat stitching, and a full OEM-spec leather interior.

    Power and performance numbers have not been revealed, with the company still buttoning down the final details.

    In 1977, Allan Moffat and Colin Bond raced the XC coupes to a first and second win at Mount Panorama, to take out the Australian Touring Car Championship.



    Moffat, a V8 Supercars Hall of Fame inductee, endorsed the project and helped with the concept stage of the limited-edition car.

    “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,” he said.

    “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 CEO, Tim Edwards, is looking forward to giving racing enthusiasts a chance to purchase something special.

    “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,”

    “We wanted to give fans that either witnessed the famous one-two 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,” said Edwards.





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    Final pricing for the special pack is still to be determined, but, speaking with CarAdvice today, Tickford marketing director Peter Trevaskis said a figure in the neighbourhood of $120,000 was the goal.

    That number would include purchase of a brand-new Mustang and all of the Tickford enhancements described here – but because Tickford is not a licensed car trader, the initial vehicle purchase would be organised by the customer through the usual process. The car would then be shipped to Tickford for the ’77 Bathurst upgrades to be carried out.

    Trevaskis said Tickford would also entertain the possibility of performing the upgrades on an existing owner car – as part of the limited-edition 77 vehicle run and not in addition to that number – although this would require further discussion on vehicle condition and the package price.

    Expressions of interest can be given by email at 77special@tickford.com.au or by phone on 1800 TICKFORD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Just imagine the Yanks opinions if a FoA Falcon was tarted released over there in Richard Petty livery or in Shelby livery - hey we know how they reacted to G8 !
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    I'm just expressing my pov, I'm on record liking the Mustang, heck I'll probably get one sooner or later but don't sell it to me this way ffs.
    well said Maurie - I can see your point of view.... they would hate that.....

    I just feel - well - Mustang is all we have from Ford, so Tickford may as well try and combine a bit of Australian Motor Racing heritage with it.. And the Coke Mustang has already been done..

    But I feel your pain - I am still pissed we wont be seeing any new Falcons, so it is a hard and bitter pill to swallow

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    We can all agree that this Moffat 40th anniversary certainly looks impressive with the winning falcon coupe livery, however there is no mention on suspension improvement? It may look like a race car, but will it handle and outperform you average aftermarket mustang?

    This is the 120K question?

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    I think we need to sit back and allow Tickford to launch the product and disclose content and pricing.
    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    I think we need to sit back and allow Tickford to launch the product and disclose content and pricing.
    Could Tickford have some MagneRide*dampers for this 40th anniversary Moffat Mustang?

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    Question for you Norm, Can an existing mustang owner take his car down to Tickford to get the Moffact Package? Since Tickford is not a lienced car trader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futura View Post
    Question for you Norm, Can an existing mustang owner take his car down to Tickford to get the Moffact Package? Since Tickford is not a lienced car trader.
    Yes.

    The criteria is white and 2017 model. If you own one you skip straight to Tickford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    Well, I'm not really sure about it all as others.
    You see, as much as Mustang was Huge for Moff and followers at the time, even though I was a whipper snapper then as we knew it, was the Coke Moff Stang.
    PRA/Tickford couldn't do this as such because MM released the modern version Moff Stang as most of you know sometime ago SO you'd imagine in the PRA skunk works what can we offer ? and here it is........
    One thing I do agree that the livery is more suited to a Coupe but we all didn't mind Frosty's 4door Falcon Bathurst livery of the same a few years back.
    I'm sorry, all I see is a commercial decision made on selling whatever type of "tribute" for sales.
    Its a cop out but good on whoever buys one, yew driving around like a bill board but horse's for course's.
    Moff, well if someone is going to offer you some coin for use of your name so be it but tbh this has NO relevance whatsoever to one of the mightiest results in our racing history - its a cop out imo but all that matters is making bucks isn't it.
    At least the MM Coke Mustang relates due to being same model though long time down the development cycle, this is just marketing fluff for 77 over priced sales.
    Some may say something is better than nothing selling more RWD V8's - granted but I'm no fan of it, infact I see it as pretty pi$$ poor.

    Whats next ? a 2015 Frosty version, oh wait, Bathurst Pepsi one, a Seto Ford Credit version and on and on

    Oh for fuck sake.

    You know what the problem with Ford people is?

    They can't get out of their own way quick enough.

    There is always something wrong and this time it's a body saying Ford need to be in motorsport and that our heritage is important and trying to do something to demostate selling cars from racing works.

    Well, well done, you have just proven Richmond right. Ford Australia are basically saying there is no point being in the sport, there is nothing product related there for us, so let's stay the fuck out of it.

    If PRA win Bathurst in a Mustang I would fully expect them to have a road version offered to the public.

    What exactly was Sprint? An old name resurrected in limited form to pay tribute to our past and ending.

    FPVs cobra? 302 engine?

    GTF 351, what the fuck was that about. What made the 351 a focus? It's all come back to racing but yet when it's all to play for, when the message is Ford Aust you are a disgrace, the heart goes missing.

    There is no solution in sight from Ford Aust. There is no hot mustang in sight for right hand drive markets.

    There are two anniversarys this year. 50 years of the GT and the 40th anniversary of the 1,2 finish. Ford Aust will do nothing. You want to talk piss poor. Seriously?

    The later is arguably one of the more icon moments in sport in this country.

    The accuracy of the tribute actually leaves a lot of FPV and HSV stuff in the shade because we did that with four door prouducts.

    It's a Ford.
    It's a two door
    It's rear wheel drive
    It's a V8
    And it's not supported by Ford. It's about as accurate as there has been of a tribute.

    It's no wonder many a good man at FPV was broke due to our market and the consumers.

    We are pathetic to the point it was a running joke during during the past 10 years internally at FPV.

    The best thing that happened was the closure of the local operation.


    One group, one person with any passion, who says our heritage is important, that remember what it is that we built on and that Ford must have a presence in the sport. Stick ya hand up in front of your face mate. You can't see past it.

    Well if it's not to sell cars I don't know what the fuck it is we are bothering with.

    That's 77 cars in theory Ford had no interest in last week. White cars at that.

    Rant over.
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    Now I will run away and hide for a week because Maurie is going to savage me in kind. Should be fun though

    In all seriousness, Ford said stick with us the legacy continues.

    You can't have a crack at people for saying racing matters and then doing things to sell the Ford product.

    That's just not fair or you would fit in at Richmond.
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    lol ^^^.

    Maurie wont savage you Ian, not on the forum anyway. He hates typing long responses.

    You make a very good point regarding the 77 victory coming from a team that didn't have Ford factory backing after the company's withdrawal from Motorsport in 1973. It was the Ford Dealer Network that got behind Alan and Colin. The alignment to PRA/Tickford's story is uncanny, and only serves to make todays effort, with this car, even more relevant.
    Lifetime proud Ford Falcon enthusiast and owner of the following models XR, XY, XB, XC, XD, EB, AU, BA and FG.

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