John Goss became famous racing with Kevin Bartlett around
Mount Panorama at Bathurst in the 1970's.
Alongside "KB", he won the James Hardie 1000
at Mount Panorama in 1974 in a very close race,
and in August, 1975 Ford released a run of XB based John
Goss Special limited edition hardtops.
Powered by the 302ci V8 with either an automatic or manual
transmission, the car was available in two different paint
schemes, blue and white, or green and white.
Despite the choice of only two colors there were many
selections of stripes and decals. Color coded front and
rear bumpers (similar to the GT) and rally-pack type wheels
could also be optioned.
Some individual dealers took it
upon themselves to introduce other special components
to the John Goss Special like front and rear spoilers
and interior options, all this at a hefty cost to the
Sports handling suspension was fitted, as was a rally
instrument pack. Only 260 were produced between 1975