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#322 of 556 How many Shelby GT500's left?
Feb 17, 2007 (7:49 pm)
Here is a heads up for anyone thinking about getting one of these or thinking about waiting to see if prices drop.
Ford said they were going to build between 8k - 9k Shelby GT500 Mustangs for 2007. Then between 8k - 9k for 2008.
Well there are 3,762 dealers in the US. I just did a search to see how many of these are out there showing up in dealers inventory.
As of today, Feb. 17th, 2007 there is a grand total of 271 coupes and 163 convertibles showing in inventory. This is out of 3,762 dealers nationwide. Most of these are likely already sold units. Some may not actually be there yet and could be in transit on the way from the factory. Many of these have order codes that would be ordered as sold units. Some are ordered as stock units. In any case, it appears that most of the production has been sold already since they will probably stop 2007 production sometime in May.
Just to give you an idea on this, Ford is only building 6,000 of the Shelby GT's. These just started production in January of 2007. As of today there are well over 1,400 of these showing in dealers inventory. Some are already in stock and a lot of these are on the way.
But over 1,400 of a 6,000 production VS 434 of a 8,000 - 9,000 production. About a month or so ago, there were a LOT more of these that showed in inventory. So if you are thinking about getting one you might want to act on it soon because it looks like they are selling out quick.
Some of the better buys I've seen were on ebay. I have seen them selling in the $57k - $58k range which is only about $12k - $13k over MSRP.
Another idea to try and is to go to ebay, click on the completed listings link and look at the ones that didn't sell. Click on those links and click on the ask seller a question link. Send them an offer on their Shelby if they still have. All they can do is say no, but what if they say yes??? Now I doubt they will take MSRP or $5k over, but they might take between $10k - $15k over which is a lot better than $20k, $25k or $30k over!
NOTE: I have nothing to gain by this and I am NOT selling any of these. All of our 2007 allocation is SOLD OUT! So this is just merely a heads up and FYI in case you are still pondering what to do as far as getting one while you still can. Use this to your advantage if you can.
#324 of 556 Re: Observations From a Newbie [rheller]
by claires HOST
Feb 19, 2007 (12:00 am)
Welcome, rheller! Both positive and negative opinions about autos are welcome here and, for opinions about everything else, there's email. I look forward to seeing your helpful and cogent posts added to the 320+ that have already been contributed by our other members.
#326 of 556 Re: Helpful Suggestion [rheller]
Feb 19, 2007 (5:11 am)
Wow. From a business standbpoint that makes a lot of sense. You have a product that people are standing in line for so you decide to stop making it. I didn't know Ford was making so much money this year. I know the price gouging dealers will surely miss this opportunity.
#327 of 556 Re: Helpful Suggestion [rheller]
Feb 19, 2007 (6:21 am)
That is the most lame excuse I've heard! By "special order" only???? That would be a first for Ford to build a car as a "special order"! The only time Ford will build a "special order" is if you order a minimum of 10 of the exact same vehicles. With the Shelby GT500 being a limited production and every dealer wanting to get as many as they can, there is no way this car is going be available as a "special order". That doesn't even make any logical sense!
All they have to do is look at the enrollment form they signed when they signed up to get allocation for the 2007 and pay the $1,500 enrollment fee. That form clearly states that any 2007 allocation you get that you will get the same allocation for the 2008 model year.
Had they watch the broadcast Ford had via satellite with the dealers they would have heard them announce the same thing. They are building the Shelby GT500 for two years. 2007 and 2008. They are building 8,000 - 9,000 units each year. Up to a total of approx. 19,000 units over two years.
Special order! Give me a break!
#328 of 556 Production Run
Feb 19, 2007 (7:19 am)
shelbydude: Are you sure about that production run? I recall reading in the press that 30,000 units would be made over a three year period, to include 2009. Some dealerships verbally confirmed that for me. Thanks for the clarification.
Also, I recall from years ago that one wanted to avoid the California emissions package because it robbed a car of HP, gas mileage performance, and made it more difficult to keep tuned. Is that still true today? What states require the emissions package be sold?
#329 of 556 Re: Fishy Deal? [shelbydude]
Feb 19, 2007 (6:19 pm)
Sorry, got inundated at work, just finally got a note over to the dealer around closing time today, requesting the VIN number. They maintain that it will be at the dealership, ready for me to pickup, "early next week". I sure hope so. I have a business trip mid-next week, about five hour drive from work, and I'd much rather drive it in my new car than a rental- or worse yet, fly.
#330 of 556 lucky me
Feb 19, 2007 (8:51 pm)
WOW! my gt shelby 500 was built today! this forum i thought was about those cars. i paid list price for my car. i do NOT have a contract, but ihave the word of a dealer that i have dealt with since he bought a small local business. i'm more excited than you can ever imagine! im neither an engineer or race car driver, but this car (convertible) is HOT and fast. i've bugged the heck out of shelby's people and they have been nothing but super nice and helpful. OH YES! i walked away from a LARGE dealer because of 32000 reasons over invoice.
#331 of 556 ShelbyDude: Can u help?
Feb 20, 2007 (3:31 pm)
Got it! VIN 1ZVHT89S475304312