Donegal man makes history with Ford Mustang

When Denis Ferry, from Dunfanaghy in Donegal, collected his new Ford Mustang recently from main Ford Dealer, Hegarty’s Auto Services in Letterkenny, he made a little bit of history, becoming the first Mustang owner in Ireland to own a right-hand drive version of the iconic Ford automobile.

The Ford Mustang was launched in the US in 1964 and up until now, the car was only made in left-hand drive versions for the North American and special export markets. However, that all changed back in December 2013, when Ford announced a specially developed ‘European’ version of Mustang would be on sale.

Ferry has long been a fan of Mustang and Ford performance cars in general so upon hearing about the plans for the launch of Mustang in Europe back in 2013, on the same day, he went along to his local Ford Dealer, Hegarty’s in Letterkenny, and placed the first order for Mustang in Ireland and, indeed, Europe.

“I can’t describe the feeling of getting behind the wheel of my very own Mustang,” he said upon collecting his new car.

“I have always loved the look of Mustang cars and this latest version is one of the most beautiful ever.

“When I heard Mustang was coming to Ireland, I didn’t hesitate, I just had to have one — I am delighted to be the first Mustang customer in Ireland.”

Denis cannot wait to get out on the open road with his new Mustang, a 2.3 litre EcoBoost petrol version: “For my first trip in the car, myself and my son are going off on a round-Ireland trip. We can’t wait.”


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