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#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!
#88 of 556 Re: MY NEW 2007 Shelby ORDER HELP ! ! ! [hkplinker]
Jun 23, 2006 (8:11 am)
I could E you an order guide if you still need it.
#89 of 556 Re: Commodity Hold???? [52tuff]
Jun 23, 2006 (8:56 am)
Thanks, you're probably right about the lack of a scheduled build date. I was getting the feeling something like that was going on. I got a great deal so I can wait. Thanks again for confirming my suspicions.
#90 of 556 Re: Commodity Hold [powerlease]
Jun 24, 2006 (10:13 pm)
It was explained to me today while I was ordering my Shelby that it's only on the convertible Shelby's. Dealer wasn't sure why it only effects the convertibles and not the coupes. It is due to the Shaker 1000. Please disregard all my previous notes I have posted about not wanting to pay a premium. It's true I didn't want to, but I have to have one of these cars and I'm afraid the prices will only go up. The trend I have seen over the past few weeks is crazy and fear it's going to get worse.
#91 of 556 Re: Visited a dealer [vette86]
Jun 26, 2006 (10:11 am)
Why would you pay 75k for any ford?
Why would anyone pay $70K+ for a Chevy? Build quality on the z06 is not all that great.
#92 of 556 Re: How much is too much??? [bri66]
Jun 26, 2006 (11:50 am)
I too have been calling all over the country and find most want $30k over. I feel it's time for all of us that want a shelby at a resonable price to boycott the ford company. I have been a lifelong ford buyer and resent the greed that is being displayed by the dealers.
#93 of 556 superchgarger pulley swap
Jun 26, 2006 (3:23 pm)
I ordered an 07 Shelby which can be delivered anytime between now and May of 07. I saw a post regarding a pulley swap to increase hp and boost. The selling dealer will do the swap if I can get the part number.