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Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, Convertible
#505 of 556 Re: Order Query [shelbydude]
May 14, 2007 (9:49 am)
So Ford will let you order anything you want, their just not sure what to charge you for it? That's crazy.
Question I just spoke with Sunnyside about putting the 7 year 48K Premium care ESP on my Shelby. They will give me a $50 deductible for $1595. What do you think about this ESP plan? Do you have it on yours? I have it on all my other Fords and think they pay for themselves, but I'm undecided about it for a part-time fun toy. Is there something better thru Ford?
#506 of 556 California Emissions Package
May 29, 2007 (2:23 pm)
Shelbydude et al: I just returned from my local Ford Dealership where I placed the specs on my order for a 2008 GT500. I live in the state of NH, surrounded by states requiring the California Emissions Package. NH does not require it. The sales manager and I are attempting to ensure the vehicle will NOT have this package, but are unsure of how to go about it. The specs state "50 state emissions." The sales manager said this indicates all 50 states require the California Emissions Package. I told him this is not the case. How do we go about ensuring no California Emissions Package on my delivered vehicle? Many thanks in advance.
#507 of 556 Re: California Emissions Package [rheller]
May 29, 2007 (4:46 pm)
All mustangs are built with 50 state emissions. That is just how ford is building them.
They can be ordered with specific CA emissions, or federal emissions, or 50 state emissions. Ford just builds all mustangs now with 50 state emissions.
It is no big deal. It is on all the GT500's
#508 of 556 Re: California Emissions Package [shelbydude]
May 29, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Many thanks for responding, shelbydude. To clarify, the specific CA emissions package will not be added unless specifically ordered?
#509 of 556 CA emissions,
Jun 01, 2007 (12:02 pm)
This is a distinction without a distinction. The only difference the CA emissions adds is different (longer) warranty. Ford is stupid to continue to make cars that are not 50 states compliant. All Nissans for instance are 50 states compliant.
This isn't 30 years ago where the CA emissions ment some different parts etc.
#510 of 556 SAI Sand Dunes
Jun 01, 2007 (2:10 pm)
A black Shelby GT is on the local show room floor. I noted a few minor scuffs on the hood. As I was admiring it, one of the salesman revealed that the vehicle arrived with sand under the hood and in crevices. It appears these cars sit out in the open somewhere exposed to the desert elements (sand, wind, etc). That's discouraging, IMO. I expect more TLC from SAI. This somewhat dampens my enthusiasm for shipping my new, pristine GT500 to Vegas.
#511 of 556 Locking Gas Cap
Jun 13, 2007 (10:45 am)
Anyone have concerns about the fact that these cars don't have an inside gas cap release, i.e., locking gas cap? Imagine somebody walking by and dumping a Pepsi in your gas tank. Is there an aftermarket locking gas cap available?
#512 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [rheller]
Jun 15, 2007 (3:07 am)
Randy, I just did a search for locking caps on eBay and they sell them for the 2005-2007 Mustang. They list for $25 plus $5 for shipping. Before buying on eBay check with your local auto parts store. No sales tax in your state plus you won't have to pay shipping.
On another note I finally received my autographed dash plaque yesterday from SAI. Looks great installed on dash. I will post pictures in my car space later today.
#513 of 556 Reply to bri66
Jun 15, 2007 (7:40 am)
Thanks, Brian. I consider a locking gas cap a must buy. I'm on the list for a SS with SAI and a KR with my dealership. However, at 28G for the SS, I'm starting to have second thoughts. I suspect the MSRP for the KR will be at least 15G. I think the SAI carbon fiber hood will sit higher than the stock GT500 hood. For me, that is a bit of a turn off. I well recall my 68 GT500 and its high rise hood, which was a bit distracting.
#514 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [bri66]
Jun 15, 2007 (6:46 pm)
I've been reading these psots for about a year now, but haven't really chimed in. I got my Shelby 500GT Coupe in February, and love it. Ordered the plaque March 2nd, I just got my dash plaque this week, took it to a local paint shop and had it clear coated to protect the CS signature that is done in permanenet marker. Came out great. Thought you might like to consider doing the same.