FIRST MUSTANGS ARE HERE
"We are simply overwhelmed and humbled by the reception to Mustang thus far," Ford President and CEO Graeme Whickman said.
After Mustang pricing was confirmed early this year, Ford saw a spike in interest and deposits, with more than 20,000 people putting their hands up to be kept informed about the new car.
Like the US, early interest has been in the V8 GT models, MOTORING enthusiasts, historians and tragics are expected to pack the Gary Miocevich Pavilion at Perth Motorplex on Sunday, December 13, when more than 250 items of motoring art and motorsport memorabilia will be auctioned off.
The long-established York Motor Museum has just been modernised and a huge selection of its original posters, prints and pictures have been put on sale.
Museum owner Peter Briggs said the framed posters, prints and pictures once adorned the walls of his York property, and more celebrity items would be added to the catalogue before the event.
“The items are part of a 30-year collection with some prints numbered by the artist, some are rare and valuable and others are damaged – there will be many bargains,” Mr Briggs said.
“Everyone’s got a garage, shed or a man cave - it’s time for these items to go to a new home and be appreciated by new owners.”
He said he expected some items to go for as little as $10, with many being sold for under $100. The illustrated auction catalogue will be available from www.perthspeedfest.com.
Part of the auction proceeds will go to Sideffect, a charity set up to raise awareness of the dangers of synthetic drug use.
Tickets to Perth Speed Fest are available from www.perthspeedfest.com and more info on the new-look York Motor Museum at yorkmotormuseum.com.
The first of the new Mustangs arrive in Australia. THE first of Ford’s Mustangs have just been unloaded in Melbourne and three more ships carrying pre-bought cars are expected in days.The all-new Mustang has become a world-wide sensation, where demand has exceeded all expectations.Orders for one of the world's most recognisable cars are now at about 4000 with more than 80 per cent paid deposits.. with 86 per cent of buyers favouring the V8.Once the initial orders are filled, Ford expects the EcoBoost models to be popular with people who value performance but have an eye on fuel efficiency.A similar situation surrounds the Fastback and Convertible split. There has been more initial demand for the Fastback, with 88 per cent of Australian buyers opting for the Fastback.The all-new Mustang has kept its classic shape, with a long sculpted hood and short rear deck, but with contemporary changes.Key design features include a low roof height and wide stance, sleek profile via the steeply sloped windscreen and rear glass, tri-bar tail-lights and a modern take of the car's signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia.