BATHURST-WINNING FALCON FOR SALE IN GERMANY

Mark Winterbottom fended off Jamie Whincup to win the 2013 race. Pic: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

THE FORD Performance Racing Falcon that Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards drove to victory in the 2013 Bathurst 1000 is being offered for sale in Germany.

Now branded Tickford Racing, the Australian Supercars squad sold the car – chassis FPR 1214 – to German entrepreneur and racer Stefan Rupp last year.

The car was dispatched to Germany, running a shakedown in Rupp’s hands at Salzburgring in Austria, before a public hitout at out Hockenheim in July.

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It is now being offered for sale via global marketplace racecarsdirect.com, with no set price listed.

The ad quotes that the car “is in immaculate like new condition and only did a few shakedown laps at Hockenheim to set it up race ready if needed.

“It represents an incredible chance to own a true piece of touring car history and rareness – you will not find another one with this historic pedigree and condition, neither in Europe nor worldwide!

“Car comes with small spare parts package and can be viewed and heard anytime by appointment.”

Pic: Detlef Sauer Rennsport Fotografie

It has been listed for sale alongside four other vehicles, including the 1996 Jägermeister Alfa 155 DTM/ITC machine that Rupp drove alongside the Ford at the Hockenheim event.

FPR 1214 was one of the first Car of the Future chassis built by FPR, serving as Winterbottom’s car throughout 2013 before being passed on to David Reynolds for ’14.

Reynolds also raced it in the 2015 season-opening Adelaide 500 before switching into an FG X Falcon, leaving FPR 1214 on the sidelines.

It was then updated to FG X-spec for use in the Dunlop Super2 Series, where it was raced by Jack Le Brocq, Josh Kean and Thomas Randle.

The team subsequently retired the car from racing duties and undertook an in-house restoration, offering it for sale in mid-2019 at a quoted $625,000 AUD.