Originally Posted by nak302
the AM special was an xc sedan (not coupe) based on a falcon 500 with gs pack. do a search in here because there is a couple of photos of it. the JGS was released as such because ford would have got more advertising milage with gossy winning bathurst. i'm with you on the superbird i always thought it was an xa thing. the thorn red cars were a special done by a dealer at the time (not sure who) there is a fella in here that owns one.
interesting thread, be good to hear some other views.
Spot on......the Thorn Red Cars were specially ordered by City Ford/Moffat Racing and walked down the factory line simultaneously - somewhere between 7 and 10 of them (mixed reports), all hardtops, including 2 GTs. The 2 GTs were just that...GTs, while the remaining were all believed to be GS optioned Falcon 500 302Cs in manuals and autos with 6 inch gold 12-slotters (3 known to be still in existance).
I think Superbird possibly just became a popular term of endearment for the racing coupes.