Tickford unveils Bathurst tribute Allan Moffat Mustang

Tickford Allan Moffat Bathurst 77 Special Edition.

A Bathurst icon is being re-born - and re-badged - with a limited edition, race-inspired Mustang.

Ford tuner, Tickford, has revealed details of how it plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most significant moments in touring car history, the famous one-two finish with Allan Moffat leading Colin Bond home to win the 1977 Bathurst 1000.

It has developed a special Allan Moffat tribute edition of the latest Ford Mustang, taking inspiration from the XC Falcon coupe that he drove across the finish line 40 years ago.

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Alan Moffat and the Tickford Allan Moffat Bathurst 77 Special Edition Mustang.

Just 77 of the aftermarket kits will be issued, each featuring the bold decals of the show car (pictured), running on 20-inch alloy wheels, its 5-litre V8 fitted with a supercharger and equipped with a host of other yet-to-be confirmed upgraded performance parts.

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Allan Moffat and Colin Bond finish first and second in the 1977 Bathurst 1000.

Tickford has yet to confirm how much the Bathurst '77 Special pack will cost above and beyond the price of the donor Mustang GT, but the project has been endorsed by Moffat, a four-time Bathurst winner.

"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," 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 seeking interested customers for the cars now, and will confirm more details closer to its official launch.

 - drive.com.au