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Pre-Order – Classic Carlectables – 1:18 Scale – Ford Mustang GT – 1986 Bathurst #17 Johnson/Hansford Diecast Scale Model Replica
In 1984 Dick Johnson envisioned the Ford Mustang GT as a car that could be competitive under the new Group A racing rules scheduled for 1985. He tracked down two in Germany and took them back to his Queensland workshops for an engine rebuild and thorough race preparation.
Although Johnson described the car as one of the best handling and braking cars he has ever driven, the lack of engine power (just 260kw!) meant that during the 1986 ATCC season the car was far from competitive. After qualifying 5th for the 1986 Bathurst 1000, Dick Johnson and Gregg Hansford finished fourth in their Palmer Tube Mills Ford Mustang GT, one lap down from the podium finishers.
“The Mustang was a great little car. It’s just unfortunate the power-to-weight ratio was not the most desirable, but the handling, braking and stability was superb. It was a damn good car…” – Dick Johnson
Opening Doors and Bonnet
Full Race Interior, Engine and Chassis Detail
Scheduled for a 4th Quarter 2018 release
Please note this vehicle is for pre-order and is not currently released
Product Id: 18638