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Found! Bathurst 12 Hour production era V8 Falcon

THE Bathurst 12 Hour is all about GT3 cars these days but for a time it was a full production car contest.

The rules changed in 2011 to allow GT3 cars to compete, however production cars were still permitted and one of those cars from that year’s race has emerged.

A 2008 FPV GT-P that competed in the 2009 and 2011 Bathurst 12 Hours has been listed on My105 here, with its item description saying it’s being sold by the seller on behalf of his late brother-in-law’s estate.

The car is included in our ‘Bathurst: Going Global’ book covering the 10-year period of the 12 Hour from 2011 to 2020.

The book, including a photo of every car in each of those races, full results and review chapters, is now available for the discounted price of $39.95 here now on the V8 Sleuth Superstore – hurry before they’re all gone!

Reportedly built from a new road car, the V8-powered modern day muscle car first appeared at the 12 Hour in 2009 with Steven Johnson driving alongside Nathan Tinkler and Nathan Callaghan.

The FPV tackles the Mountain in 2009 with Johnson’s familiar #17. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.

It was delayed due to requiring an alternator replacement and finished 30th outright and 10th in class.

Things went better in 2011 when the car finished 13th overall and third in class with Tinkler, Johnson and Jeremy Gray at the wheel.

The FPV at its last Bathurst 12 Hour start in 2011. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.

Mining identify Tinkler had been previously linked to a buy-out of Dick Johnson Racing in 2010, though no deal went through.

The engine of the FPV is no longer in the engine bay of the car, the gearbox is in the back seat and it’s missing a flywheel, dashboard and radiator – what an interesting piece of modern muscle car Bathurst history this car is though!

And just how did it come to be pulled apart and in its current state?

The advertisement says the car doesn’t appear to have any log books included and it’s located in the Taree area.

Do you know more details about this FPV Mountain challenger?

We’d love to hear from you here via the V8 Sleuth website.

The interior of the FPV as listed on its current My105 ad. Photo: My105/Supplied.
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