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pacificfordqld
18th November 2016, 02:29 PM
Hi all,

Your local dealer will have a pretty good idea on their allocation for 2017 regarding Mustang as we got all the info today :)

Looks good!

HSE2
20th November 2016, 09:48 AM
Hi all,

Your local dealer will have a pretty good idea on their allocation for 2017 regarding Mustang as we got all the info today :)

Looks good!

Thanks for this heads up.

Do you have a feel for when 2017 allocation becomes 2018MY?

pacificfordqld
22nd November 2016, 09:46 AM
Thanks for this heads up.

Do you have a feel for when 2017 allocation becomes 2018MY?

Sorry no idea at this stage, but we did roll out pretty much the same time as the US regarding MY17, so maybe similar times to the US for MY18? I guess it will depend on what the take up is like in the US on when we'd see it.

On another note, we can say with confidence that our next ETA on delivery time if you put an order in today would be around June 2017. We've almost halved our waiting time :)

HSE2
23rd November 2016, 08:34 AM
Sorry no idea at this stage, but we did roll out pretty much the same time as the US regarding MY17, so maybe similar times to the US for MY18? I guess it will depend on what the take up is like in the US on when we'd see it.

On another note, we can say with confidence that our next ETA on delivery time if you put an order in today would be around June 2017. We've almost halved our waiting time :)

That's good news on the waiting time.

pacificfordqld
23rd November 2016, 12:53 PM
That's good news on the waiting time.

Yes it's fantastic, we are pretty happy now being able to go into a sale with a bit more confidence on an ETA for our customers.

pacificfordqld
29th November 2016, 04:12 PM
Grabber Blue

Very similar to Bionic Blue on Falcon. Nice!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/PASHEN/PASHEN%20II/PASHEN2-day1-1.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/PASHEN/media/PASHEN%20II/PASHEN2-day1-1.jpg.html)

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4Vman
29th November 2016, 05:03 PM
Grabber blue is also True Blue!:

http://www.trueblueweddingcars.com.au/ourcars/true-blue-1971-xy-gt-falcon/main.jpg

FTe217
29th November 2016, 06:35 PM
LOL, everything thats new is old.
So true isn't it - been there done that.
I'm starting to get negative on Pony atm.

4Vman
29th November 2016, 06:41 PM
Yep.

Grabber Blue = True Bue
Grabber Red = Vermilion Fire
Grabber Orange = Yellow Ochre

FTe217
29th November 2016, 06:56 PM
Interestingly I'm reading the one and only print mag I buy nowadays AMC.
XBGT's total build 2871.
No1 colour was Yellow Blaze.
then Red Pepper
Polar White
Burnt Orange
Apollo Blue
Mulberry

Onyx Black was 9th ! back in the day but I knew a couple of owners back then and was in love.
My old man had a Copper Bronze coupe.

4Vman
29th November 2016, 06:59 PM
Interestingly I'm reading the one and only print mag I buy nowadays AMC.
XBGT's total build 2871.
No1 colour was Yellow Blaze.
then Red Pepper
Polar White
Burnt Orange
Apollo Blue
Mulberry

Onyx Black was 9th ! back in the day but I knew a couple of owners back then and was in love.
My old man had a Copper Bronze coupe.

I Had a Yellow Blaze 73 Big Port 4V XBGT Manual Sedan. 1/139 Big Port 4V Sedans.

pacificfordqld
30th November 2016, 09:07 AM
White Platinum Tri-coat

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/barra240t/20161130_075750_zpst6lln6ao.jpg (http://s1291.photobucket.com/user/barra240t/media/20161130_075750_zpst6lln6ao.jpg.html)

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HSE2
2nd December 2016, 05:48 AM
Awesome work Nathan.

FTe217
2nd December 2016, 09:25 AM
Great pearl white.

Falco
23rd December 2016, 12:41 AM
Great pearl white.

Yeah - stunning. 'bout BLOODY time Ford made a car in metallic pearl white for Australia - I would have REALLY appreciated it on my Sprint! Just can't understand why it never appeared through 56 years of building Falcons! If Ford improve the Mustang to the point where the interior rocks with better quality, bodywork improves quality and they DON'T change the incredible styling I could be up for one of these with a factory blower on it if that eventuates.

WASP
23rd December 2016, 03:16 PM
I could be up for one of these with a factory blower on it if that eventuates.

That is coming soon also (hopefully). I believe its being held up with ADR's as the US kit doesn't pass as is.

4Vman
23rd December 2016, 03:23 PM
That is coming soon also (hopefully). I believe its being held up with ADR's as the US kit doesn't pass as is.

They are still dealer fit though, not dedicated model.

Falco
23rd December 2016, 05:09 PM
They are still dealer fit though, not dedicated model.

That's a bit of a shame, as the saying goes, "there's nothing like a V8, ahhh, whoops, nothing like a factory supercharger" - I'm absolutely sure that if something like a Herrod effort appears under Mustang's long sexxxy snout it will be a pearler however there really just is 'something' about having it all baked in at the factory. I'm thinking about both of the Sprints here. Either way, as long as the dealer takes 100% responsibility for any warranty and the supercharger is a brand beyond reproach then most should be very happy. I probably would. Have to say, it would be interesting to have a Factory Mustang cranking out 400Kws withOUT a supercharger - look what Walkinshaw has just done with their lovely little WP407 kit. $10k and you have the gnarliest LS3 in the business with the best atmo soundtrack EVER to come from a 'stock' Commodore. I say stock as it pretty much is part of the family at Walkinshaw and the thing isn't blown. Why not a similar thing with Mustang? I have no doubt they have the parts/kits in the States but something like that through the Ford dealers would be tasty.

Falco
23rd December 2016, 05:15 PM
Hey WASP - just noticed your nomenclature above your icon there - "Validated User" - what does that mean? I assume it has nothing to do with drug addiction! :)

FTe217
23rd December 2016, 06:45 PM
As I said, that pearl white looks superb, now I wouldn't have normally have this in my mind but black same wheels may pop it even more.

WASP
24th December 2016, 10:03 PM
Hey WASP - just noticed your nomenclature above your icon there - "Validated User" - what does that mean? I assume it has nothing to do with drug addiction! :)

I'm pretty sure it has to do with membership timeframe, as in I've been a member since 2012.


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pacificfordqld
6th April 2017, 10:35 AM
Hi all, as a guess, I think we might start seeing actual yard stock by about June/July.

This is new territory for us because it's never been available to sell off the floor before! (unless it was a fall over)

I'm actually pretty excited to have a yard with Mustang for sale like any other car.

pacificfordqld
10th May 2017, 10:56 AM
Hi all,

Should see a new program appearing soon to further Mustang momentum in 2017. More news soon.

jpd80
21st June 2017, 03:19 PM
Just out of curiosity,
how long is the waiting queue on Mustang, about 4 months or shorter?
And do you know when the MY18 order bank opens?

4Vman
21st June 2017, 03:21 PM
Just out of curiosity,
how long is the waiting queue on Mustang, about 4 months or shorter?
And do you know when the MY18 order bank opens?

You can order MY18 now.

MY17 ceases production in the states in about a month (end of july) for MY18 retool.

The last MY17 cars get here about October.

That said dealers now have stock of cars so if you order a car today chances are they'll either have it, or you'll get it by November latest as dealers have ordered extra.

MY18 cars are expected into dealers from September 2018, around the same time MY19 hits US showrooms..

This is my understanding of the current state of play.

4Vman
21st June 2017, 09:45 PM
MY18 not until September next year? Are you sure Norm?


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Yes mate. Unfortunately this is from multiple sources.

WASP
21st June 2017, 09:54 PM
You can order MY18 now.

MY17 ceases production in the states in about a month (end of july) for MY18 retool.

The last MY17 cars get here about October.

That said dealers now have stock of cars so if you order a car today chances are they'll either have it, or you'll get it by November latest as dealers have ordered extra.

MY18 cars are expected into dealers from September 2018, around the same time MY19 hits US showrooms..

This is my understanding of the current state of play.

MY18 not until September next year? Are you sure Norm?


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WASP
21st June 2017, 09:56 PM
Yes mate. Unfortunately this is from multiple sources.

Well that going to mess with my plans. Oh well.


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jpd80
22nd June 2017, 02:12 PM
Thanks Norm, I heard that there was a long delay until the ECE spec / RHD MY18s would roll.
I think the Americans want some real world production time with their own domestic version
before moving on to the export MY18s.

So does that mean we have no Mustangs between the end of MY 17 and the start of MY18?

4Vman
22nd June 2017, 02:15 PM
Thanks Norm, I heard that there was a long delay until the ECE spec / RHD MY18s would roll.
I think the Americans want some real world production time with their own domestic version
before moving on to the export MY18s.

So does that mean we have no Mustangs between the end of MY 17 and the start of MY18?

Im actually not sure how many MY18's will ever get here because the changeover to MY19 will coincide with MY18 hitting our showrooms here.

We may largely skip an update.

jpd80
23rd June 2017, 09:39 AM
Im actually not sure how many MY18's will ever get here because the changeover to MY19 will coincide with MY18 hitting our showrooms here.

We may largely skip an update.
Ive just PMed someone at MAP who work on the line last year, his contact at FRAP is saying
that MY18 RHD production begins October / November but will check with is team leader.

It sounds to me like the production has to be done at once so the line is not re-balanced,
the current mix is something like nine LHDs to one RHD. It may be that we're down the
queue on allocations but still, maybe the gap is not 12 months..

4Vman
23rd June 2017, 09:43 AM
Ive just PMed someone at MAP who work on the line last year, his contact at FRAP is saying
that MY18 RHD production begins October / November but will check with is team leader.

It sounds to me like the production has to be done at once so the line is not re-balanced,
the current mix is something like nine LHDs to one RHD. It may be that we're down the
queue on allocations but still, maybe the gap is not 12 months..

So Europe spec first?

Dealers have been Told not to expect MY18 cars till Aug/Sept.

The other thing that may have happened is Ford AU have locked into forward orders of MY17 based on revised targets and that stock will see them out till mid 18?

Dunno, but its potentially 9 months without any fresh stock coming into the country and that's simply unacceptable.

WASP
23rd June 2017, 01:12 PM
Welcome to the import business. Better late than never I guess. That gap, should it happen should work out to be a good time for existing low km Mustang owners to sell and get good money before the new model arrives.

defective
23rd June 2017, 05:39 PM
Welcome to the import business. Better late than never I guess. That gap, should it happen should work out to be a good time for existing low km Mustang owners to sell and get good money before the new model arrives.

Mustang must already have one of the best resale values on the market too. 9 month gap will only improve that.

Katefactor
23rd June 2017, 06:25 PM
Probably a few cars in stock around the country atm, spoke to one dealer last week that had 16 ready to go

jpd80
24th June 2017, 02:02 PM
So Europe spec first?

Dealers have been Told not to expect MY18 cars till Aug/Sept.

The other thing that may have happened is Ford AU have locked into forward orders of MY17 based on revised targets and that stock will see them out till mid 18?

Dunno, but its potentially 9 months without any fresh stock coming into the country and that's simply unacceptable.

I've been advaised that MY18 Mustang Job 1 is now sometime in October - that US domestic production.
So I'm guessing they will want to build their own invenry up before Christmas so perhaps the RHD exports
get pushed back to something like January start... that could explain a lot, especally flling UK orders first.
If Flat rock stays at it current 16,000 odd a month, that will mean they will be producing around 1600 RHD
each month, so you can see the dilemma...

4Vman
24th June 2017, 02:22 PM
I've been advaised that MY18 Mustang Job 1 is now sometime in October - that US domestic production.
So I'm guessing they will want to build their own invenry up before Christmas so perhaps the RHD exports
get pushed back to something like January start... that could explain a lot, especally flling UK orders first.
If Flat rock stays at it current 16,000 odd a month, that will mean they will be producing around 1600 RHD
each month, so you can see the dilemma...

Yep, but it doesn't explain why they're not starting production of ours till approx may/June allowing for 10-12 weeks in transit.

jpd80
28th June 2017, 06:56 PM
Yep, but it doesn't explain why they're not starting production of ours till approx may/June allowing for 10-12 weeks in transit.
UK signing up to big allocatons before Ford Australia, higher priority market?

4Vman
28th June 2017, 07:05 PM
UK signing up to big allocatons before Ford Australia, higher priority market?

Yep, i think Ford significantly underestimated demand

dash gt
1st July 2017, 01:11 PM
Ford is going to stockpile Mustangs at Broadmeadows that dealers can order direct. Not sure on how many but its a number of cars. Ford will also cover the holding costs so dealers don't have to have them on their floor plan. I assume they are ordering cars based on the last 12 months of data regarding colours and options.

4Vman
1st July 2017, 02:40 PM
Ford is going to stockpile Mustangs at Broadmeadows that dealers can order direct. Not sure on how many but its a number of cars. Ford will also cover the holding costs so dealers don't have to have them on their floor plan. I assume they are ordering cars based on the last 12 months of data regarding colours and options.

Now it all makes sense.

I suspected this was going to happen, bulk order MY17's to get them through the 9 months till MY18 gets here in Sept..

Dealers already have significant stock of MY17's now.

The issue will be though how many people will take a MY17 over waiting for MY18?

WASP
1st July 2017, 03:52 PM
Now it all makes sense.

I suspected this was going to happen, bulk order MY17's to get them through the 9 months till MY18 gets here in Sept..

Dealers already have significant stock of MY17's now.

The issue will be though how many people will take a MY17 over waiting for MY18?

I'm in that position now. Buy the last of MY17 stock or wait until third quarter for MY18.


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4Vman
1st July 2017, 04:16 PM
I'm in that position now. Buy the last of MY17 stock or wait until third quarter for MY18.


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I think you'll find come early 2018 you'll be in a stronger bargaining position as Ford look to move stock.

That said i think MY18 is worth waiting for unless you're wanting to buy now while MY17 is current for another 14 months.

FTe217
3rd July 2017, 09:11 AM
ofcourse you'd be in a stronger bargaining position BUT do you jump in the 1st model and accept as it is but you always have that little inkling in your head wish I had those upgrades of the next model. Also MY17 no matter the good bargain minus the dump factor that will come.
Col, you've got the XR6T, the WASP for fun and filling in the time - wait for MY18 imo.

4Vman
3rd July 2017, 09:17 AM
Id wait for MY18 too, its got a heap of worth while changes and the new shape should be current for 2-3 years.

WASP
3rd July 2017, 11:50 AM
Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback.
I don't have to make the decision just yet but towards the end of 2017 when I'm ready to update. It would have to be a pretty special deal or special 2017 Mustang to stop me from waiting. I also have a few other options (not Mustang) I can consider also if I want to get into something sooner.

4Vman
3rd July 2017, 11:53 AM
Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback.
I don't have to make the decision just yet but towards the end of 2017 when I'm ready to update. It would have to be a pretty special deal or special 2017 Mustang to stop me from waiting. I also have few other options (not Mustang) I can consider also if I want to get into something sooner.

Yep, and that's how i would play it, either wait for MY18 or bargain for a heavily discounted MY17.

FTe217
3rd July 2017, 12:29 PM
Ok Col, whats the other options please :)

WASP
3rd July 2017, 12:46 PM
Ok Col, whats the other options please :)

Staying with the sports coupe theme I may look at a 997 Porsche 911 as I have always had a soft spot for them. Staying with the Euro theme an AMG C63 Coupe (last of the 6.2's) or newer/new CLA45. On the Ford side I like the idea of an RS or an Everest if they update the drive train.

The problem with all these (apart from the Ford's) is I need the car to be an every day run about. That doesn't mean it cant be something 'special' or exciting to drive, but it needs to be practical, hassle free and easy to get in and out of car parks etc. That's where the Mustang really fits the bill well.

FTe217
3rd July 2017, 03:05 PM
Mmmmmm, I like, nice options.
I was talking to my physio whom I know well and a porsche enthusiast/owner - he was commenting on the good deals on 996 turbos due to the unfavoured front eyes compared to the 997 - 996 still a top vehicle just not the flavour - had me thinking lol...instead of pony.
I'm a porsche admirer from way back.
C63's, you know I love em, anyday over a CLA for me, like the 997 front there is something about the rear of the 45's that has me, yes or no.
I'm commenting on the Euro's for as much as the RS would be an awesum ride, as a daily ? I'm guessing its ride won't be anywhere near as smooth as the Euro's.
The Everest, yer well I'm no big fan or the rear but as for practicability goes, daily, family duties probably the best for those not with a sports orientated mind set that you need "that" feeling between office and back duties.
Yep, the Pony fits the bill overall quite easily just MY18 not here soon enough for you.

pacificfordqld
4th July 2017, 12:03 PM
Ford is going to stockpile Mustangs at Broadmeadows that dealers can order direct. Not sure on how many but its a number of cars. Ford will also cover the holding costs so dealers don't have to have them on their floor plan. I assume they are ordering cars based on the last 12 months of data regarding colours and options.

This is not true. No cars will be stored at Broadmeadows.

pacificfordqld
4th July 2017, 12:11 PM
I think you'll find come early 2018 you'll be in a stronger bargaining position as Ford look to move stock.

That said i think MY18 is worth waiting for unless you're wanting to buy now while MY17 is current for another 14 months.

I have a feeling stock will thin out around March 2018 for MY17, that's my prediction.

jpd80
4th July 2017, 03:42 PM
Flat Rock switches to '18 YM mid October,
I doubt that we'll see any '17s coming our way after December.

4Vman
4th July 2017, 04:10 PM
Flat Rock switches to '18 YM mid October,
I doubt that we'll see any '17s coming our way after December.

Oct 2nd is the tentative start date.

MY17 finishes early sept but yeah last MY17's will lob her December