SELLING FAST: Sunshine Coast muscle car fans are buying Ford's new Mustang at a stunning rate, and they've not even arrived in the country yet
SELLING FAST: Sunshine Coast muscle car fans are buying Ford's new Mustang at a stunning rate, and they've not even arrived in the country yet Photo: Contributed

Ford Mustangs set to flood Coast

WITH its perfect climate, sublime coastal roads and enviable lifestyle, there are few places better to own a Ford Mustang than the Sunshine Coast.

And it appears the buying market agrees.

The eagerly awaited new model Mustang will touch down in Australian showrooms late this year and Sunshine Coast residents are snapping them up in higher numbers than any other Queensland regional area.

To date, Maroochydore's Pacific Ford has pre-sold 47 of the desirable pony cars, and the Noosa branch has shifted eight.

WILD HORSES: Pony car will not hit Australian roads until late in 2015, but Ford has already pre-sold 2000 nationwide so far.
WILD HORSES: Pony car will not hit Australian roads until late in 2015, but Ford has already pre-sold 2000 nationwide so far. Photo: Contributed

Throw in a further four in Caboolture and three in Gympie, and the region is clearly in the midst of muscle car mania.

To put things in perspective, Brisbane has pre-sold only three more Mustangs than Maroochydore.

In total, 447 new Mustangs have pre-sold in Queensland so far, a few weeks after Ford Australia announced it had taken more than 2000 deposits nationwide for the new car.

The right-hand drive Ford Mustangs will come in Fastback or Convertible guise, feature a 2.3-litre, four-cylinder EcoBoost or 5.0-litre V8 engine, and start at $44,990 for a six-speed manual Fastback four-potter.

The range will top out at $63,990 for the GT 5.0 V8 Convertible with six-speed automatic.

Ford Australia said 42% of total orders were for the Mustang GT Fastback with V8 and auto transmission, and Race Red had been by far the most popular colour choice.

RIGHT HAND DRIVE: No more left-hooker issues for Australian Mustang buyers as the steering wheel comes as standard on the right side
RIGHT HAND DRIVE: No more left-hooker issues for Australian Mustang buyers as the steering wheel comes as standard on the right side Photo: Contributed

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