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Here we have Australia's most Famous Mustang, it's a 1969 Boss 302 Trans-Am Mustang.

A little history of the 1:1.
Driver: Allan Moffat.
Engine: Boss 302 V8, 485bhp at 7500rpm
Top Speed: 175mph.
Transmission: Ford 4 speed Top Loader.

This was a new factory built "for the U.S.A. Trans-Am Championship" Mustang, in F.A.V.C. in Detroit & prepared by Bud Moore Engineering for Allan Moffat Racing.
This was the 1st time Australia had seen such up to date engineering on the racetrack, back in the year of 1969, and with the well known sponsorship of coca cola backing it up, it was sure a winner from the get go.
This record-breaking car raced in 157 races, and had an amazing 101 wins.
It raced up until regulation changes here in Australia forced it into retirement in 1974.



 

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Thanks Luciano.

Sorry forgot the Info on the model, silly me.
This is a welly :confused I think that whats it called in the states.
It was released here under the "Allan Moffat Collectable" name.
It's a LE run of around 6000, made for Allan Moffat Collectables here in Australia. The price was just over $300au a pone release.

Then welly re-released them in the US, minus the coke and Allan Moffat name, & no C.O.A. and it also comes in blue, for a lot cheaper price.

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According to scale18.com, Welly has release 7 versions of this car:

WELLY 1103 we1103 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 #2 Trans-Am LE (1/3504 ) Gurney , Dan [ 2003]
WELLY 1104 we1104 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 #15 Trans-Am LE (1/3504 ) Jones , Parnelli [ 2003]
WELLY 1105 we1105 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 #16 Trans-Am LE (1/3504 ) Follmer , George [ 2003],
WELLY 1424 we1424 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 #9 Moffat , Allan LE (1/6000 ) by Hot Memorabilia [ 2001] Certificate Detail_Pictures
WELLY 1969 we1969 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 #1 red LE (1/1000 ) Trans-Am [ 2002]
WELLY 1969 we1969b29 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 #29 blue LE (1/1800 ) Trans-Am [ 2003]
WELLY 1969 we1969r70 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 #70 red , Trans-Am LE (1/1800 ) Tope , Warren [ 2004]

I have the US version (which I did not know was less common) because I first saw it at Thortek and had planned to make a street version from it since none were available at the time. The story I was told is that Coke wanted a high percentage to have their logo on it, and Welly decided to make it without it and made a short run of them. I paid something like US$40 for it.
Also this Boss 302 does not share ANYTHING with the regular Boss 302 street version that Welly sells. Maybe some assembling screws, but that is about it. :giggle My dealer mentioned something about Welly being only part of the marketing and had nothing to do with design and manufacturing aspect of it.

Mike, you might know this, did Moffat race with the 8-Webbers setup in Australia? The US versions have that and as you might know, it is incorrect for US specs.
 

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Yes he did use the 8 webbers set up, as well as a dry-sump oil tank, a Ford falcon GT radiator & Trans-Am crankcase ventilation set up with twin breathers.
Welly then re-released them in differnt colours as such I see.

Thanks for the research on this Al :nicejob

:cheers

Guess Moffat had to add his special touch.
 

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Nice one Mike :cheers
I also had the red #1 that Al mentioned but sold it when the Bud More cars were released.
I have never been able to figure out exactly what level of involvement Welly had in building thses cars :confused
It is quite a notch above their standard releases and like Al said, it shares nothing with the street Mustang.
To confuse thing even further, GMP was involved with the 2 Bud Moore and the Shelby versiond altough that was more of a marketing arrangement.
I remember that some people bought the Maffat version and had it shipped to the states
at about $135 and then a month or 2 later the #1 car was on sale for $40 :nutkick
I am glad I waited :giggle
 

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Thanks Jeff,

Yeah its really :confused with welly, but I guess it all comes down to the $$$ for welly, as I just added the total run of Boss mustang's being a 21,112 run.
But I do feel sorry for Moffat fans in the US as it would be smarter to buy the $40 welly one, its sure is a :nutkick
 

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Actually, I remember someone at the Pub made and sold the additional decals to turn the #1 car into a #9 car. Also, I would not be surprised if they released more cars from this mold. If they do, I hope they use the correct induction.

Thanks for all the input on this!
 

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I'm Interested in it. But not at the issue price of 300! . Seen them on ebay for 180 AUD and they still don't sell most of the time. Might buy one for 150 or 120$ but I can wait.
 
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