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Mustang rolls into Broken Hill

Saturday, 9th January, 2016

Proud new Mustang owner Mark Thomas with New Vehicle Sales Manager Todd Collie at Far West Auto yesterday. Proud new Mustang owner Mark Thomas with New Vehicle Sales Manager Todd Collie at Far West Auto yesterday.

The new Ford Mustang may be sold out for 12 months, but at least one lucky local has got his hands on one of the highly sought-after muscle cars.

The first batch of the cars docked in Melbourne in early December, with more than 4000 Australians having placed deposits for the latest version of the iconic American car.

That represents triple the demand for the home-grown Ford Falcon V8 - despite costing between $45,000 and $65,000 

While the Falcon will reach the end of the Broadmeadows production line after 56 years in October 2016, Ford fans have embraced the new Mustang in record numbers.

Australians have ordered twice as many Mustangs as UK buyers, even though the car market and the population there is triple the size of Australia.

Nine out of every 10 orders placed so far are for the V8 model, while the remaining 10 per cent have four-cylinder power.

Far West Auto’s New Vehicle Sales Manager Todd Collie said Mark Thomas was the first customer in Broken Hill to take delivery of the impressive new Mustang.

“He placed his order in December 2014; he was ecstatic with how well it looked and over the moon with his purchase.”

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