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Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, Convertible
#327 of 556 Re: Helpful Suggestion [rheller]
Feb 19, 2007 (5:21 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 (6:19 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 (5:19 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 (7:51 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 (2:31 pm)
Got it! VIN 1ZVHT89S475304312
#332 of 556 Re: ShelbyDude: Can u help? [fastforagirl]
Feb 20, 2007 (2:59 pm)
Appears to be a White Convertible. The dealer is in Texas.
The build date was 2/9/2007.
It still doesn't show up in the dealer's inventory, but based on the build date of 2/9/2007 I would estimate the car should be there sometime in March. Possibly by the end of Feb., but typically it takes about a month to get after the build date.
Mine was built on the 11th of the month and came in on the 31st, so you might just see it by the end of Feb.
Our second GT500 is a Convertible and it was built on the 18th of Jan. It still has not arrived yet, but it is due any day now. Was suppose to be here already.
But don't worry, it IS coming!
#333 of 556 Re: Production Run [rheller]
Feb 20, 2007 (3:37 pm)
I have heard rumors about this car being built in 2009 but so far I have not been able to get confirmation on that. According to Ford it is only for two years and my contacs say they have not heard anything about 2009 and say it is not going to be built for 2009.
As far as affecting HP or anything by having the emissions I don't know.
Emission States are California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont.
Cross-Border States are Arizona, Connecticut, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rode Island.
If you live in a State other than one of the Emission States where you are buying from a dealer located within an emissions State that dealer can order the car and delete the emission system.
NOTE: In Maine and Vermont dealers can NOT order vehicles for customers in non-California emiison State locations (except Public Service/Emergency Vehicles).
#334 of 556 Re: Production Run [shelbydude]
Feb 20, 2007 (3:41 pm)
If you live in one of the CA emission States and order from a dealer not in a CA emissions State where your vehicle will be registered in a CA emissions State then the dealer MUST order the vehicle with the CA emissions system.
#335 of 556 Re: ShelbyDude: Can u help? [shelbydude]
Feb 20, 2007 (3:49 pm)
That'd be me. White convertible. I really struggled with the decision of ragtop or no. Still second guessing my decision on that. Thanks for checking for me!
#336 of 556 Re: lucky me [glenp]
Feb 20, 2007 (3:53 pm)
Congratulations!!! Lucky You !! My hat is off to the dealer who did not rip you off. Now I know there is at least one honest Ford dealer in the country. I won't ask his name but you can tell him for me he is a breath of fresh air and a credit to the Ford corp. I like the convertible too. I priced one with the options I wanted and it came to a little over $50k. Stay cool and don't get any speeding tickets!