The Freightliner Racing Commodore will sport a retro inspired livery this weekend for the Sandown 500.

Tim Slade and co-driver Ash Walsh will take on the pre-Bathurst endurance in similar colours to the Holden Dealer Team’s 1968 HK Monaro GTS 327 design, as run by Jim Palmer and Phil West.

The design features Freightliner’s vintage Booomerang logo, which was used by the trucking brand until the 1990s.

Slade said major sponsor Freightliner played a key role in the design phase.

“Freightliner has played a big part in our retro livery design, I know a lot of photos were going back and forth to get ideas and inspiration and everyone is really pleased with the result,” Slade said.

“We went black with the Alliance Truck Parts design for Townsville, now we’re revealing something completely different for Sandown. To have done two unique and distinct liveries for Freightliner this year is pretty cool.”

Slade will be joined by Walsh for the next three Supercars events, the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600 – which make up the ‘Endurance Cup.’

“I’m looking forward to kicking off our endurance cup charge in retro style. With our final test day at Winton today, Ash Walsh is getting in some more laps and we’ll be going through all the usual pre-endurance event preparation,” Slade added.

“Ash is getting more and more comfortable in the car each time he steps in. He’s been quick and really enjoys being behind the wheel of a Supercar. Everyone wants to win the Endurance Cup, so of course Ash and I are eager to get the Freightliner Racing Commodore to the front.”

The Sandown 500 takes place over 161 laps on Sunday.