Barry Seton/Midge Bosworth Ford Cortina Mk.1 GT 500 Bathurst Winner 1965 Armstrong 500
The 1965 Armstrong 500 was the sixth Armstrong 500 and the third to be held at Bathurst although it is commonly referred to as the sixth “Bathurst 500”.
The race was open to Australian assembled or manufactured vehicles and, for the first time, to imported vehicles, of which at least 100 examples and 250 examples respectively had been registered in Australia. Cars competed in four classes based on the purchase price of the vehicle in Australian pounds. Prize money was on offer only for class placings however the Armstrong Trophy was presented to the entrant of the outright winning car, this being the first time in the history of the event that there had been an official award for the outright winner.
The outright winning car was the Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500 entered by Fairfield Motors and driven by Barry Seton and emerging young driver Midge Bosworth.
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