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A range of the last of the bred ?

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God I hate those "Mustangs"
 

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Looks like a '70, then a '69, followed by a whole bunch of other nice mustangs. I sure hope the '69s are still considered Mustangs ... I get enough compliments on mine, anyway *LOL*.

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I dunno... I think I consider any Mustang up to the 1970 Mach 1 to be a true Mustang.

I myself have a borderline Stang. Mine's a very early production 1968...
 

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I was trying to be provocative to get people to check out the photo..
The 69 and 70 wasn't included in the suggestion , more the 71 on, but you are right they are very nice cars all of them .
That yellow car is a absolute stunner in the flesh . The first bright yellow one

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I wasn't aware of too many early production Mustangs being imported to Aussie land...
 

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Interesting number of the 71-3 bodies there; was that the most common year group to show?

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every man jack of them would have been private imports from the states. Bought as used cars and restored. Might be a few very rare exceptions to the rule floating around !!!

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All of the shows I've ever been to have had classes and such... perhaps that picture was taken of the 69-73 class
 

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Ford imported about 200 65-66 auto 289 coupes to promote the Falcon And that was it as far as I know.

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by far the most common (how can you use that word in connection with a mustang) was 65-66


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I think the 69 and 70 might have been over flow from the previous year area. Or the dills who own the cars can't follow instructions . Most likely the latter. You just can't help some people LOL
The show was set out in year models

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Baby , THE hot car of the 70s was the XWGTHO Falcon followed by the XYGTHO phase 1 and 2
GM had some pretty handy stuff in Holden Monaros with 327 and 350 chev motors . Some sharp stuff from Chrysler in the Valiant Charger with thumping Hemi six's. The 70s saw some hot buggys here let me tell you !!!!!!

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Of those cars pictured how many are still left hand drivers and how many have been converted? If they remain left hand drivers you can only get a provisional license for them, right? If you factor the exchange rate between the U.S. and Aussie dollars; to buy a Mustang from the U.S., bring it home, convert it to a right side driver AND restore it too must cost a ton. (metric ton not standard *G*) It must cost as much as it would for one of us to buy a Shelby here.

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Most of the cars (Mustangs) in Australia have been converted to right hook.
I've heard figures of around 4000 cars of different models in the country. Until recently there were major restrictions on cars that were LHD.The law has changed now and cars 30 years or older(?) can remain LHD with no restrictions on their use . Now a lot more cars are being remaining LHD. With all due respect to my colleagues on the forum I feel this is motivated more by the prohibitive cost of conversion than ultraistic desire to maintain originality . I am making no judgement on this, just comment. It's personal perference I guess. But the cars were made RHD for other parts of the world (I think) so I don't see it as an issue .

Yes I agree the cost of is becoming ridicules . A GOOD conversion costs around A$6000-A$7000. Add that to the cost buying the car , import costs, restoration costs. A reasonable well restored coupe is worth early A$20's, F/Back mid to late A$20's and converts A$30- A$40, ball park figures. More for real good cars . Cost a lot more than that to rebuild the sort of cars we get here.
The way the AUS paso is going it's going to get worse.
I've been down this path on the forum before about the cost of restoration .
Thats my 2 cents worth or should I say 4 AUS cents


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