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Right-Hand Drive 2007 S197 Mustang GT In Aussie Land

 



It's always odd to see right-hand drive cars because here in the states all cars are made as left-hand drive and rarely do we ever see any on the roads. So seeing this 2007 S197 Mustang GT as a right-hand drive is just very weird to me. The Mustang GT which is now sitting in a dealership in Austrailia is awaiting delivery to it's owner. The person who bought this Mustang has to be fanatical about owning Mustangs, who else would pay all the shipping, fees and costs associated with making the car right-hand drive just to have one in Austrailia. I am unsure of the actual price tag to own a Mustang in Austrailia but a few years back I recall somebody paying upwards of $100K just to own an ordinary 2005 Mustang GT.

Taking a look at the car from the picture above we can see the center console, radio, AC controls and parking brake were left untouched. The headlight switch has been moved to the right-hand side closest to the door but one thing I don't see is the drivers door armrest there is only a power window switch and not a power unlock switch, I guess that did not make the move. Another thing we notice in a separate photo below is the hood release has been left alone on the left kick panel where it usually resides.

The only thing under the hood I can see that has changed is the battery and brake fluid have been moved to accomadate the steering shaft. If you can see anything else or have any insight into the cost associated with owning one of these in Aussie land please do post in the comments. More photos of the car after the jump.


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  1. If you think that's expensive.. What about that SALEEN that it is sitting next to???
     
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  2. Ford is making a big mistake by not offering the Mustang outside North America. Between the UK and Australia I am sure the car would be a hit.
    A few years ago, GM offered the Camaro/Firebird and Corvette in Europe so I am sure it wouldn't be that complicated to export it.
     
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  3. You are right, the Mustang is a hit outside the USA. I know, I export them. I hope Ford never tries to export them officially, I am having too much fun.
     
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  4. I actually own this S197 and picked it up on the 27th june 2007 and named her "Nadine". have had a few trips in it so far and really love it. for one of these on the road down under your looking at about 120k AUS extras .So yes keen you would have to be to get one as there are only about 30 or so on the road down under you don't see to many.

    Cheers mate ! John Pony
     
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  5. I am looking to buy a rhd mustang gt aswell as I am staying in USA for a year then moving back to South Africa Ralph if there is anyway for me to get hold of you please leave me your details, and just how do I go about having the rhd conversion done.
     
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  6. does anyone know where I can get a Mustang GT or Shelby GT 500 with a RHD conversion??
     
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  7. Hey john, did u get the RHD conversion from USA. If so, can u please give the details of the company who did this.
     
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  8. RHD conversions can only be done in three places in australia, one is victoria and another is queensland
    is cost of conversion is approx $47k.

    The Uk also does conversions for approx $14kAUD
    It would be best to import from them and you can probably get to the car to australia for under $60 for a $45k mustang.
    im am in the process of gathering more information before i purchase if any one has any details please contact me dave@ece.com.au
     
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  9. I thought about converting mine to RHD. Id actually rather convert a 99-08 Crown Vic to right hand drive. Anyway mine is an 1981 mustang hatch and in the states are pretty rare but theres no aftermarket for 79-86 so I lok for OEM/NOS parts. There are some lights that I want(parking/Tail)for my car that only came on exported stangs email me for a picture of all the things im looking for J.Rhapsody@hotmail.com the parking lights are amber/white lenses and the tail lights are mike mine accept an orange blinker area.
     
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  10. i want to bring over a basic model ford mustang for about 25k over to australia. If you know the costs associated with conversion as well as shipping could someone contact me on shamzyy@Hotmail.com
    cheers
     
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  11. Im looking for a mustang GT/Bullit convertible in black, RHD to be imported into Australia. Please contact me via email at andrewl@voxson.com
     
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  12. How hard would it be for a crown Vic to be converted? If anybody knows where I can get foriegn fox body parts please lemme know.
     
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  13. if anyone knows the whereabouts of the company in queensland that does the left to right conversions on the mustang please4 could they let me know. mark66@bigpond.net.au
    regards
    mark
     
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  14. Is the Shelby GT500 available in RHD version?
    Man...this car rocks. But it's a pity that there is no RHD version. I can't find one. Someone please advice.
     
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  15. does anybody know where i can get my 08 gt shelby 500 converted in the usa or in australia naxos111@hotmail.com
     
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  16. Why pay the extra to have them converted to RHD? Here in the UK one company charges £5000 (US$10k) to do this. Why not save the money and sit on the left? Most S197 Mustangs in the UK are LHD anyway. To import a car into the UK can cost an extra £2000 to convert to UK spec anyway. (Unless you DIY of course www.mustangsva.co.uk)
    Left Hand Drive is what nature (and the designers) intended. Why fix it if it aint broken?
     
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  17. You have to get in converted by law in most Australian states. Otherwise i'm sure no one would bother with it.
     
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  18. I am in the auto transport industry and am looking to buy a 2007 Shelby and have it converted from LHD to RHD. How would I find a buyer in Australia???
     
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  19. this is my first visit to your site but well done very intresting with many valued reader responses anyway down to my point we are the company in the uk based just outside not so sunny manchester that convert mustangs to rhd we have exported many cars to australia and south africa,indonesia but to name a few check our web site for details and pictures of converted cars,keep up the sterling work regards gary
     
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  20. We have just put our new UBB mustang [Ultimate Bad Boy ] in to production its a 1000BHP and is available in Right hand drive at the time of order .
    Contact Maverick.porter@gmail.com if anyone would like some details.
     
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  21. "Need Mustang in SA"

    Nice blog! I am looking for a RHD Mustang GT from 2006 upwards in SA. Somebody mentioned a company in Manchester who converts? Is there a website or contact details anyone? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. I wouldn't mind driving a LHD but it's not legal in South Africa?! Cheers, J
     
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  22. "Jacques"

    Hey Jacque, we are a company that handles all of the import issues for new american vehicles into SA. There are some local guys that can perform the conversion for you in SA. As for the year of the car. SA wont allow you to import a mustang that isnt brand new. If you can find an 06 that has less thena 1,000 miles on it or can convince ITAC and SABS to issue the import and LOA for an 06 that is considered a collectors item, you may find some luck there. Check us out at www.lastreetslive.com
     
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  23. "Jacques"

    Hey Jacque, we are a company that handles all of the import issues for new american vehicles into SA. There are some local guys that can perform the conversion for you in SA. As for the year of the car. SA wont allow you to import a mustang that isnt brand new. If you can find an 06 that has less thena 1,000 miles on it or can convince ITAC and SABS to issue the import and LOA for an 06 that is considered a collectors item, you may find some luck there. Check us out at www.lastreetslive.com
     
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  24. I have an 06 GT here in the NT and have just got an Aussie compliance plate for it and its still LHD .
    am looking at selling and it is registeded here ,
    wouldnt mind finding some amber turn Tail lenses though but cand manage to google them anywhere , any help would be appreciated
     
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  25. Hey Russ
    You have an 06 GT.. Are they alowed to be registered as LHD cars still in the NT. Im in QLD and they need to be 30yrs or over to stay LHD. Im desperate to have a new one. But i object to paying $200k for a $50k car just because it is LHD
     
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  26. can i say my friend.... you no nothing about mustangs.... i went over to nz to be tought how to convert a f150 mk1 ...mk2... dodge ram 1500 and the srt10....the diesel was pretty tricky with it having a stearing box....boss could not afford to send me over there again... so he took it on the chin and said there is a car....gt 500...go for it....car was done and dusted even before the nz had finished.....was at the nec birmingham british motor show...wish you were there xxxx
     
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  27. Yeah I do, how much does it cost to have say a 2008 Mustang "left as original to arrive to Australia meaning to your front door.
    Reason I am asking is Ford Australia's plant shuts down in apparently 2016, & I believe to convert one here from your "left" hand drive to our right is around 10,000
     
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