1977 Bathurst #4 Brabham / Brabahm Ford XC Falcon Hardtop
- The engine bay has great detail including many decals, etch metal air filter& sprung metal hinges.
- The interior features include a race seat with harness, roll-cage, additional gauge & a unique air vent.
Following the total domination of Holden in the 1976 Bathurst race taking the first 7 places, Ford were coming to the mountain in 1977 with something to prove.
The new XC Falcon was released in July 1976 but the motor sports governing body did not recognize the transition from XB to XC until July 1977. This allowed the racing teams who had been running XB GT Falcons to upgrade to the Falcon Hardtop 500 GS.
The transition from XB to XC prompted John Goss Racing to expand to a two-car team for the first time. The second Goss prepared Falcon was to be driven by Sir Jack Brabham and his son Geoff.
The 1977 Bathurst was to be Sir Jack Brabham’s second outing at the Mountain. His debut the previous year with ex-F1 driver Sir Stirling Moss was a disaster after the car was involved in an accident on the starting grid.
The Brabham / Brabahm combination qualified for Bathurst in 9th position less than 2 seconds away from pole sitter Brock / Brock.
The start of the race was fought at a frantic pace but after the dust had settled the #4 Brabham car had put itself into a position for a top 5 finish.
Unfortunately, the car was to suffer rocker problems and a lengthy pit stop put the car out of contention. The car went on to complete 141 laps finishing in 18th position overall.
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