The Year Australia was sold a Pup and not a Pony

06 September 2012
Australians were tempted by the possibility of a factory delivered Mustang as early as 1964 as an image booster for local Falcon six-cylinder models.

The Mustang was the first US pony car prepared by an Australian arm of the original manufacturer for local Right Hand Drive requirements before it was officially sold across the entire mainstream dealer network.

A small batch of Chevrolet Camaros was later stocked by selected Holden dealers and Australian Motor Industries (AMI) assembled the Rambler Javelin. Yet it was the Mustang that had the biggest impact after the first Mustang arrived in Australia two days before the model's global release.

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