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Ford Mustang Reaches Australian Rental Fleets, Despite Backlog Of Orders

There’s been no shortage of coverage regarding Australia’s serious shortage of the 2016 Ford Mustang. In the past, we’ve reported on news that total orders in the country had surpassed 6,000, and that the inevitable price-gouging was spotted, with some sellers asking for $30,000 AUS over the recommended retail price.

Now, despite a customer wait time hovering around 18 months, Hertz Car Rental in Australia has received an unknown number of Ford Mustang GT models to rent out.

Granted, it’s not a viable long-term solution; according to News Corp Australia, renting a Ford Mustang through Hertz will set a person back about $150 per day – or $54,750 for a full year. The outlet estimates that Hertz may have secured as few as a dozen examples of the right-hand drive pony car.

Assuming an Aussie is fortunate enough to track down one of these rare Ford Mustang rental cars, he or she can rent it through Hertz Australia’s “Adrenaline Collection.” The cars aren’t quite the same as what we Americans can rent here through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection, however; where a handful of US Hertz locations will receive the new Ford Shelby GT-H Mustang, as far as we can tell, Australians only get the run-of-the-mill Ford Mustang GT to borrow.

Ford Australia CEO Graeme Whickman admitted that the regional division had “deferred this partnership” until it had confirmation of the 2,000 additional Ford Mustang units secured for delivery this year. This “helped shorten the wait for many retail customers,” Whickman said.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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