Jim Richards #102 Sidchrome Racing 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302!
- 1:18 scale die-cast replica
- DDA Collectibles
- Limited edition
- Signed Certificate by Jim Richards
- Fully detailed
- Opening parts
It all started as a Boss 302 road car. Purchased from Jerry Clayton's car yard in New North Road during 1972 by the management of Sidchrome Tools. Originally costing management $4500, it was yellow with black stripes and black upholstery. The management at Sidchrome found, employed and sponsored Jim Richards to drive the car after developing it from a road car.
It was taken to Papakura on a country property where Jim and Murray Bunn transformed it into the Sidchrome Mustang. They set out on constructing the first split rims to be seen in NZ. Much of the car's performance was set around its wheels.
The car was then painted Red and Yellow, with Sidchrome signage. The vehicle's debut was at Baypark in Easter 1973. The same year Richards won the 73/73 NZ Saloon car title. The car's yellow paint was covered red in its updated look.
In 1975 the car was sold by the management of Sidchrome Tools to dealer Colin Giltrap and Jerry Clayton as joint owners.