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G'day from Australia
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Hi All,

My first post....(hope I've done this right)

I recently collected my 71 Convertible M Code from the docks in Australia, having imported it from North California.  Having owned some interesting cars over the years, this is my first Mustang.  My daily drive is an SSV Redline Commodore with a stock 304kw LS3 Engine, but the new purchase is for cruising with the family. 

From what I can see, and the supporting Marti Report, this convertible is a reasonably rare beast, with the full M Code running gear; 351 4V, C6 and 9 inch, along with full factory Ram Air set-up.  Its got a great steering wheel design too.

First step is a complete brake overhaul and suspension rebuild (they are pretty strict over here before I can get it registered for the road).  Even though the body is in pretty good nick, next it is off to the paint shop for some minor rust repairs and a new coat of Grabber Green Metallic (love this colour), then a new white soft-top.

Can't wait to hit the road.  I'm stoked to have found this website and have been surfing it as often as I can, as you guys are all so knowledgeable about all things 71 to 73.  I will need to pick your brains over coming months....one question (maybe for another forum) when respraying, should I go stripes and bonnet (with 351 ram air decal) or not?
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Welcome to the site and congrats on your purchase. Nice looking convertible.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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Welcome from San Diego California, Congrats on your new ride.

- Mike
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#4
Hello and Welcome from California.
That is a good looking ride
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G'day from Bendigo, Vic.

Yet another Mustang appropriated by Australia, well done!

Brett
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you guys seem to be shipping in as many mustangs as you're sending out blonde hair blue eyed actors. (Thanks for Margot Robbie BTW)
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Welcome from the Netherlands. Nice car!
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Welcom from Heidelberg in Germany thumb

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Howdy from Amsterdam, The Netherlands! Where abouts in Adelaide (SA) do you live? I used to live in Blair Athol and I do miss Adelaide some times. Loved going to Glenelg and Henley (esp the thai orchid resto).

That's a nice car, enjoy!
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Hi Richard,
Nice purchase!
You will find all of the Members very helpful, they collectively have great knowledge.
I have been making contact with our Australian Members to find their locations.
At this point, you are the first Adelaide Member I am aware of - Welcome.
Mel
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