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Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, Convertible
#78 of 556 Re: Visited a dealer [bri66]
Jun 08, 2006 (5:25 am)
You make an excellent point on the insurance issue. When the "new" T-Bird came out, there was teh same frenzy to get one, and customers were paying $K's over sticker for the cars. A couple of weeks ago, my local Ford dealer still had a 2005 T-Bird (new) on the lot, and heavily discounted. If you want a really good mustang collector at a great price, locate a 2003 Mach-1...if you can.
#79 of 556 Re: Visited a dealer [genez4]
Jun 08, 2006 (8:10 pm)
The only big difference being they built 10's of thousands of T-Birds per year for 4 years. The first 2 years dealers were getting from $2k - $5k over MSRP for that car. In 04 and 05 they couldn't give them away. Mostly because it was way over priced to begin with. $40k - $43k MSRP on a car that should not have been priced over $30k to begin with. The Shelby on the other hand is the most powerful factory produced mustang ever built by Ford and it is only being built for 2 years with a very limited production of 8,000 per year.
Look at the 2005 GT Mustang. Many dealers got $2k - $5k over MSRP on that car and they built 10's of thousands of them. More GT Mustangs built in 2005 than any other year and every year after that with even more production on the way. Yet people paid well over MSRP to get one in 2005. Not the case here with the Shelby GT 500. This will be a highly collectable car to get and with only 8,000 per year for two years only, I seriously doubt you will get one for just MSRP even in 2008. You may not have to pay $20k - $50k over but you will pay over MSRP regardless. Count on it! With the exception of a FEW dealers that don't believe in selling cars for over MSRP and that is a very few. Those dealers probably already have those sold to regular customers.
In the end you will only find one from the big greedy dealers that are holding out for rediculous amounts over MSRP and in the end they might eventually let loose of it for $10k or so over. If you are lucky! Over 300 million people in the US with only approx. 16k units to go around over two years. I think they will all sell out with no problem at all. There are far to many more people than there will be Shelbys to go around and the ones that WANT one will pay to get it rather than go without and leaving it to chance to save a few thousand trying to hold out.
Remember, there are FORD DEALERS across the country offering up to $20k over just to buy other dealers allocation on this car. One Ford Dealer just offered $20k just to buy a customers powerlease voucher on one. That means there are thousands of customers willing to pay a lot more than $20k over to get one if Ford Dealers are offering $20k over for allocation on these.
Also look what happened with the Ford GT. Ford watched what dealers were getting for these and then Ford raised MSRP by $10k in the first year when the last of the 2005's came out. So expect to see a big price increase on these from Ford in 2008. I would guess a $5k - $10k price increase on the 2008 after Ford see's what most of the 2007's go for. Only time will tell for sure.
#80 of 556 Last Order Date 07 Shelby
Jun 14, 2006 (8:54 am)
I am going to order an 07 Shelby This Sat.6/17 and am wondering if its to late to order an 07. I am paying 10K above sticker for an 07 and do not want to pay above sticker and have to wait for an 08. I have contacted the dealership and Ford cust. svce., who seem to know less than I do. If anyone knows the cutoff date that ford is accepting orders for the 07 Shelby it woukd be greatly appreciated.
#81 of 556 Re: Last Order Date 07 Shelby [squidder]
Jun 14, 2006 (9:44 am)
The Shelby ordering has less to do with date being ordered than it does with the allocation that the dealership has. The '07 will be scheduled throughout the year. They will be manufactured from now until next May, so its definitely not too late for an order. Cars are typically scheduled to be built at most - a couple of months in advance. To guarentee an '07 model year make sure the dealership hasn't oversold their allocation. Most every dealership gets one allocation, with the exception of SVT dealerships and President's Award winners which get more than one to sell. There is no use putting money down on a car that may or may not be built this model year.
#82 of 556 How much is too much???
Jun 15, 2006 (9:18 pm)
My local Ford dealer has 2 Shelby allotments and has yet to find anyone willing to pay his asking price of $15,000 over sticker. As bad as I want to order one I will not pay a premium of $15,000. I want the coupe so it's sticker would be around $40,000. To have the option of buying and ordering my choice options I would probably pay a little over sticker, but probably no more than $2500 over. This is a bad time for Ford to be coming out with the Shelby, with interest rates climbing and gas prices soaring. How much would you be willing to pay over to get one? Will there be dealers not ordering their allotments because they can not get their asking prices?
#83 of 556 Re: Visited a dealer [rkhan3366]
Jun 17, 2006 (7:25 am)
Why would you pay 75k for any ford?the corvette z06 is a hell of a lot faster and it is cheaper.
#84 of 556 MY NEW 2007 Shelby ORDER HELP ! ! !
Jun 17, 2006 (2:53 pm)
I recieved a call Friday to come to my Ford dealership to order my car. They received their allocations for the cars and I have a deposit down for mine.
I am getting a vert and I recently read a different axle gear can be factory ordered, and was dubbed a "drag pack" like the late 60's Mustangs.
Should I call SVT for help? I live in the woods and the dealership is clueless about the options offered. They sugguested I pull them from a Ford website, thich I did.
#85 of 556 Commodity Hold????
Jun 22, 2006 (8:25 pm)
I was told today by my dealer that my Shelby order was on hold because of what he called a Commty HOLD". He explained that was most likely because FORD was short on some parts to build the car. Has anyone heard of such a thing?
#86 of 556 Re: Commodity Hold???? [jfk123]
Jun 23, 2006 (4:34 am)
This is very common on cars with an option that was undersourced by Ford. For example, say the Marketing folks only project that 40% of vehicles would want a moon roof. When orders come in, say 75% of orders were with a moon roof. Suddenly they have a problem because they don't have enough supply to meet demand and orders must be put on hold or sold without the option. This is common on new vehicles.
The Shelby however should not have any commodity holds. The only major option is the Shaker 1000 sterio system. I haven't heard if they've had supply limitations on that, so if that is one of your options it could be holding up your car. I would probably guess your dealer promised you a car without a scheduled build date - hoping that it would get put through. These are scheduled to be built throughout the 2007 production year, not all at once. Since everyone wants/expects their cars at the beginning it creates a problem. I'm not sure what your dealership told or promised you, but be patient - it will be here soon.
Jun 23, 2006 (8:06 am)
There was, is a hold on the Shaker 1000. I don't know why. Just realize even if I were to order a car today with a PowerLease Cert. which has priority over all orders, I would not recieve it until November. So good luck and good patience!