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Prices for all-new Mustang revealed for Kiwi buyers

5 March, 2015

For the first time in its half-century existence, the 2015 Ford Mustang is finally being sold in New Zealand through Ford dealers — and Ford’s global platform means right-hand drive!

Ford have announced the retail price for these new additions to their line-up, and they’re pretty sharp. Prices start at $56,990 for a fastback, equipped with 2.3-litre EcoBoost and automatic transmission. Top of the line is the V8 GT convertible, equipped with six-speed automatic, retailing for $76,990. The popular manual V8 GT is only available as a fastback, and wears a retail price of $71,990.

Though an official release date is yet to be announced, Ford New Zealand’s website says the 2015 Mustang is “coming soon” — exciting news!

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.