Manufacturer: Authentic Collectables
Product Code: ACD18F18E
Limited Edition: TBA
Their #12 and #17 2018 Ford FGX Falcons will race featuring a special one-off retro themed livery based on Dick Johnson’s Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500 which he drove to win the 1988 Australian Touring Car Championship – with 2018 marking the 30th Anniversary of the achievement.
The 1988 season was a particularly dominant one for Dick Johnson Racing, with Johnson and his then teammate John Bowe taking victory in eight of the nine rounds. It was Johnson’s fourth Australian Touring Car title, with Bowe finishing second in the points for a Shell 1-2.
Johnson, now co-owner of the front-running Virgin Australia Supercars outfit Shell V-Power Racing Team, has fond memories of that era.
“Those Sierras were the best Touring Cars on the planet, and we were completely and totally on top of our game,” said Johnson.
“Seeing that classic livery on these cars is very special and brings back many great memories. It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years, but amazing to relive those fantastic times and see that livery back on track.”
Don’t miss this awesome retro themed #17 Falcon driven by Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat in 1:18 scale which is scheduled to be produced by Authentic Collectables in high quality die-cast with detailed interior, opening bonnet and all four doors.
This model will be produced in a limited edition with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.