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Day 2 Down Under early Mustang sighting
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On my Second day of my holiday visit to my sister's place in Australia, I noticed this car just one block from her house. A really nice '65 convertible, converted to right hand drive of course. I saw a '96-ish GT convertible yesterday as well. Hoping to see some Falcon XB's!


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Dave

1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
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Yeah Dave,

There are a lot Mustangs in Oz getting around now. You see a lot at any car show around the capital cities any time of the year, but the '71-'73's are still fairly rare compared to the '65 to '70 brigade.

Hope you enjoyed your holiday in Australia.

Greg.Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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Did Ford ever produce a right hand drive Mustang of that era ? I ask because I once had a 69 SS ElCamino inherited from my dad. I ordered a factory service manual for it and noticed it indicated both left and right hand drive in it's repair procedures.

The first time I ever saw a right hand drive Mustang was in Australia as well. About 5 years ago I was at a vintage motorcycle scramble in a small town named Williams in WA. It was a 65 hardtop painted pink. I just figured it was produced that way for export to countries which use the left side of the road.
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#4
Hi Pat,

The short answer to your question is no, there were never any Mustangs with right hand drive imported to Oz, as to the best of my knowledge.

There is about a 35 year and back cut off time here, where you are allowed to import you American car and drive it around legally with LHD.

Looking back at the timing of the whole thing, you will see a small degree of '65 to '70 Stangs getting around with RHD conversions done here in Oz, when they imported them in around the sixties for example. I've seen a couple of '71'73 Stangs with RHD here as well.

Greg.Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#5
My brother-in-law just drove me past another house that had two early Mustangs parked out front. One was a '65 convertible the other a '66 coupe. Both were left hand drives and very nice! We saw a '57 Chevy out on the road along our drive as well.

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Dave

1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
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#6
Just to add to Greg's statement, I can guarantee that no mustang has ever been produced at the factory in RHD.
Many were officially bought in and converted by Ford Au (Tickford) but due to their high price, didn't sell many.

This new 2015 mustang will be the first ever mustang to be made at the factory in RHD.
This falls in line with Fords new global car vision.
It maybe the one I get too. Very exciting stuff...
I've had mine 10 years and I don't think I've seen another RHD 71-73 yet.

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Jim
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Good looking 65
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Where in Australia are you visiting? For how long?
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We are in the Sydney area in Belrose. We go to Honolulu departing late on New Years Day.

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Dave

1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
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JimNiki;158472 Wrote:Just to add to Greg's statement, I can guarantee that no mustang has ever been produced at the factory in RHD.
Many were officially bought in and converted by Ford Au (Tickford) but due to their high price, didn't sell many.

This new 2015 mustang will be the first ever mustang to be made at the factory in RHD.
This falls in line with Fords new global car vision.
It maybe the one I get too. Very exciting stuff...
I've had mine 10 years and I don't think I've seen another RHD 71-73 yet.

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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