1967 Group 2 Mustang T/A car #25
© Dale Mathers, Dan Bowden, Steve Francis, Wolfgang Kohrn - Last updated on January, 14th. 2015
All pictures Dale Mathers/Coastline Automotive/NZ
The History of the 1967 Shelby American Mustang car #25:
"This 67 Shelby Group 2 was invoiced to go to Peru, but was purchased new from Shelby American by a Kiwi named Norman Frank Bryan. He did one race at Riverside in 67 and then the Shelby was shipped by boat to New Zealand, its first race in NZ was Nov 67.
The following year #25 was sold to Ian "Red" Dawson and he won the NZ Saloon Car Championship in the 69/70 Season.
I have just purchased it for a customer from the Bowden's in Australia, so it is now back in NZ. Is basically complete but needs a complete restoration". Dale
Picture Archive Chris and Dan Bowden
The History of
the 1967 Shelby American Mustang car
car had to be equipped for import purposes with the full interior trim and
bumpers were added for NZs racing regulations in group 5.
"Nigel managed to find three of the original magnesium American Racing wheels from this car, which were down in the South Island. A guy down there had them in his shed for 30 plus years, and wanted them to be reunited with the car. When American Racing produced wheels, they stencilled the customers name into the wheel centre. As you can see, on one of the wheels they spelt the name wrong. They spelt it “Frank Byran Racing”.
Steve Holmes from Muscle Car Digital Magazine caught the car again for us on film in 2014.
Steve runs the great racing enthusiasts website www.theroaringseason.com
According to his report...the car is now owned by Nigel MacDonald.
"I snapped these pics when I visited Nigel earlier this year. Nigel bought the Mustang off the Bowden family in Australia. The pics show the Mustang as it looked when I visited, although currently it is being repainted back to the metallic blue as raced by Dawson when it won the 1970 NZ Saloon Car Championship.