1:18 Scale. Dick Johnson Sandown 500 1985. Ford Mustang GT
1:18 Scale. Dick Johnson. #17. Sandown 500 1985. Ford Mustang GT
1985 saw the introduction of the Group A Rules, leaving Dick Johnson without a Ford eligable to race. This lead to sourcing the Mustang from Zacspeed, that was already out of date. The first running of the car was not up to speed with the engine requiring lots of work to make it legal and competitive. Johnson was able to finish the 1985 ATCC in 2nd position.
For the next race Sandown 500 he teamed up with Larry Perkins, after Perkins walked out on HDT . The Mustang was looking great for the race qualifying in 3rd position behind Brock/Oxton and Grice/Cullen both in VK Commodores. The Mustang was again fast, leaping to the Lead and setting the fastest lap of the race. But again the car was unreliable with a broken axel costing the car its first win.
This model features opening parts, The steering wheel is linked to the front wheel for extra realism. The 5.0 L breathes from twin snorkels attatched to the side walls of the engine bay. The drivers racing seat features soft padding and racing harness with individual buckles.
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