FIRST produced in 1964, the Ford Mustang has been an icon of the American automotive industry but whatever the version, it has always been produced with left hand drive.
A film star in its own right with Steve McQueen in ‘Bullitt,’ James Bond in ‘Diamonds are Forever’ and the cast listed Eleanor driven by Nicholas Cage in ‘Gone in 60 Seconds,’ the Mustang has been the envy of many a would be boy racer.
After all of these years, the makers have realised that they have been losing potential lucrative sales by ignoring the 61 countries that drive on the left. It has to be admitted that the bulk of these are small ex-British colonies but the list does include Australia, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore and the UK, all of which could become additional markets for Ford.
The first right hand drive Mustangs have now come off the production line in Michigan and been shipped to the UK.