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Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, Convertible
#239 of 556 2007 GT Shelby Premium's
Oct 19, 2006 (9:59 pm)
I had a 06 GT Mustang pull in this morning while I was getting gas and he wanted to look at my Shelby. He claimed that he wanted to buy one, but couldn't pay the high premiums in our area. He opted to wait and see what the dealers would want for the new 07 GT Shelby and the 08 GT 500 next year. He claims that the dealers in our area are now selling their allotments of the new 07 GT Shelby's and the dealers he's contacted all want $25K and up over sticker. I know there would be a premium, but didn't know they would be higher than the GT 500's were. He also told me which I didn't know that most dealers are charging a order premium of $5K if you want to order a new GT Mustang. These dealers are making a killing on us Mustang owners. I wonder if because Shelby's crew are finishing these 07 GT Shelby's if that's why their more money? Has Ford announced the prices yet? I'm glad I don't have to ever worry again. I have all the toys I need. It's too bad and I feel bad for anyone who wants to own one, but can't because of the premiums. It's not right.
#240 of 556 Re: Pictures finally [explorerx4]
Oct 20, 2006 (4:34 am)
Right now there are a LOT of Shelby GT500's out there sitting at dealers. I've noticed some are selling between $55k $60k on e-bay where they were selling between $60k - $72k. So they have come down some. The Shelby GT will be limited to 10k units so a premium is expected, but I can't see $25k over. Perhaps the dealer misunderstood and thought he was talking about the GT500. I suspect the Shelby GT will be priced somewhere between a GT and the Shelby. Mid to upper $30k's. I suspect a premium of $5k - $10k over on those. As far as a regular GT goes you can buy them all day long at MSRP or less. If you have dealers marking those up on you I will gladly order one for anyone that wants one for MSRP! Sorry, but don't ask about Shelby's. Ours are sold.
#241 of 556 Re: Pictures finally [shelbydude]
Oct 21, 2006 (1:29 am)
I would think a dealer ought to know if he was talking about the Shelby GT or a GT500 Shelby, but I'm not sure. I probably won't see him again any ways. You would think that if I went to a Ford dealer and said I want to order a new car I wouldn't expect to have to pay a premium to the dealer just to order one. Maybe he was full of crap and was drooling too much over my Shelby to think straight. HA! HA! However I do know first hand that there is a local Ford dealer in my area that will charge you an appointment booking fee to schedule a non warranty repair.
#242 of 556 Re: Pictures finally [bri66]
Oct 21, 2006 (5:28 am)
Great car ! You are certainly not going to drive it in winter?? I live in your state !
#243 of 556 Re: Pictures finally [theking]
Oct 21, 2006 (9:39 am)
Thank you. I am very happy with it and it won't be much longer before I put both poni's in their corral for the winter. We're not suppose to drive it when the temp goes below 40*f. I did once and found a huge difference in the handling. Those are warm blooded sneakers on them. Great news in the mail today I just received the title to my Shelby. It's official now it's all mine. Anyone interested in buying it? Psych
#244 of 556 Re: Pictures finally [shelbydude]
Oct 21, 2006 (2:53 pm)
I went thru the same deal, talking to dealers about ordering a GT 500. Got all sorts of markups, from 5% plus $5k to take the order to $30k.
Once the price got around $50-55k, I started thinking about a Vette instead -- better, faster car (am not attached to the Mustang thing like some guys). The whole appeal of the GT 500 was that it was supposed to be under $40k.
Still digging my '05 GT Premium (w/ manual, of course), but know that it won't be long before I get a Vette (can't decide between a C06 and Z06 ... if only I could test drive each).
#245 of 556 1400 mile evaluation
Nov 14, 2006 (9:02 pm)
Drove my Shelby tonight to work and realized I now have 1,400 miles on it all ready. Driving it on the second week of November in New England is unspeakable on most years, but the weather has been very good to us so far. I am very pleased to this point. I washed it this past weekend with the new Mr. Clean car wash and was very pleased with the results. Small dislikes to this point are the key ignition. Is anyone else having trouble inserting their key to start the car? There are times I have to wiggle it back and forth to get it in, (easy). Hope I never have to make a fast get away. HA! HA! The clutch is quite an adventure. Most take off's I have been much better of late, less chatter. Also I have noticed that a few times when I start my Shelby the stereo Shaker 1,000 kicks off from the CD to the radio. Anyone else having this problem? On one of these times I was unable to get it back onto the CD option until I shut the radio off and waited a while. Where is everyone else at for mileage and what do you think so far? I give mine a straight A.
#246 of 556 Re: 1400 mile evaluation [bri66]
Nov 21, 2006 (8:55 am)
I'm at 1800 miles. No ignition key or radio problems at all. The clutch chatter disappeared at about the milage you have on yours now. I thought I was just getting used to it so I had my wife drive it and she gets no chatter either.
No problems so far and I'm a happy camper!
Nov 25, 2006 (6:37 pm)
Saw the real thing for the first time, at the San Francisco auto show. They had it up on a rotating pedestal, no one allowed to touch or sit in it.
#248 of 556 Re: Pictures finally [pony_pirate]
Dec 16, 2006 (7:50 am)
The thing is, it doesnt matter if you think the Shelby is overpriced or not. The bottom line is we are sold 1 year in advance at 15k over. We would have already sold out entirely if we didnt stop taking money on them. We think the market price for them will actually go up from where it is as the end of the run nears. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you want a Vette, go to any Chevy store on Earth. They'll have one in any color you like, ready to go. If you want a Shelby, be prepaired to make a $5000 non-refundable deposit and wait a year until your car gets here, at which time the remaining $55k (+ tax tag title) will be due. Wait a minute.....you cant even do that now. As for ordering Mustang GTs, whats the big deal? I sell them at or near invoice all the time.