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Old 12-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #176
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I think shelby is the one trying to put more hp on the gt500. Or am i wrong?
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I think shelby is trying to line his pockets wth as much cash out of the deal before the contract expires.
There, fixed it for you.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #178
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I think shelby is the one trying to put more hp on the gt500. Or am i wrong?
the GT500 has VERY little to do with Shelby in terms of its design (other than the badges). Ford (SVT/Roush) BUILT it and designed it, Shelby just leased his name to stick on the side of it in terms of the GT500.

The only ones that are actually "Shelby" cars are the KR's, older Shelby GT's and such that are sent to Shelby to modify for a VERY costly rate compared to what you could do on your own....
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With the 2013 GT500 being such a beast compared to the previous modern GT500's and the death of Shelby, I think Ford should retire the current body style with a Cobra. I think they should differentiate this car, best they can, from the GT500 and try to implement a few subtle hints of the next generation Mustang. I think they should be low in numbers. Maybe find some number that has meaning (for example produce 2,014 matching the model year). Then, I think they should hold off a year or two and not produce either model, to find out how the 2015 is received.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:02 AM   #180
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I don't care what they call it, as long as its got a snake on the side of it and keeps a hundred or more horsepower over the gt ill be happy
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:26 AM   #181
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Their contract runs out in 2013. My thinking is there will be no GT500 in 2013 and they will either do something else in 2014 (Cobra) or renew their contract with Shelby.

I do not see a 2013 GT500 happening though.
Welp guess this proved to be definitely wrong haha
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:39 PM   #182
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I think they should retire the GT500 and come back out with the cobra to show respect to the late Carroll Shelby (RIP).. Since he aint here no more they should'nt use his name on the 2014s.... This is coming from a GT500 owner
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #183
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Welp guess this proved to be definitely wrong haha
I was thinking the same thing lol

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I think they should retire the GT500 and come back out with the cobra to show respect to the late Carroll Shelby (RIP).. Since he aint here no more they should'nt use his name on the 2014s.... This is coming from a GT500 owner
I'm so jealousy of u and your GT500 lol, one day I'll have one or a new Cobra if they bring it back.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #184
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I was thinking the same thing lol

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I'm so jealousy of u and your GT500 lol, one day I'll have one or a new Cobra if they bring it back.
Lol. Well. I'm jealous of u. Your a local Floridian. Lol Florida is nice.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #185
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I thought I read that the Shelby GT500 was still good for 2014 according to the contracts/deals that were set. I'd think 2015 would be the big change in body style / badging
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #186
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Sorry shelby, make great cars but love svt.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #187
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #188
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Ford will drop something as they introduce newer models. For 2014, no more school bus yellow Boss , which I think is the best color for the Boss. Yay or nay?
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Ford will drop something as they introduce newer models. For 2014, no more school bus yellow Boss , which I think is the best color for the Boss. Yay or nay?

I also have a School Yellow and yes it is the best color for the Boss. Beautiful car
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I think it would be best to drop not only the Shelby name, but also the cobra moniker, as both harken back to Carrol Shelby. He was an amazing force for the performance car industry. I dreamed of owning one for a long time, and now that I do, I am incredibly proud of it. Ford's SVT is young and is set up for some amazing successes, and I feel like they should break out on their own, and show what they are made of!
In short, the 2013s were, I think, the last cars that Carrol Shelby had a hand in developing, so I feel like those are the last "true" Shelbys. Sorry, Shelby American!
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Isn't SVT going to make a Mach 1 in 2017? That's a rumor going around.
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Seriously?! That would be awesome! I was just drooling at a '69 Mach 1 a little while ago!
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:07 PM   #193
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Seriously?! That would be awesome! I was just drooling at a '69 Mach 1 a little while ago!

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Gorgeous! Yes please! Gotta keep an eye out!

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It would be nice to see them give her more horses than the '03/'04 version!
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Early guesses are around 505HP.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:56 PM   #197
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I think they should stop with the Shelby out of respect for Mr. Shelby. He was the brains and inspiration for them. He is gone now so its time to go back to the Cobra. Maybe make it a little more affordable.
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Didn't quit making Kentucky fried chicken when the Sanders died
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:10 PM   #199
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Didn't quit making Kentucky fried chicken when the Sanders died

That was good.

Keep Shelby!

They hold their value way better also.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:33 PM   #200
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Back when this thread started ( 12-13-2010, 05:35 PM ), this question was valid:
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" Should Ford Have a 2014 Shelby GT500 or a 2014 SVT Cobra? "
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Since there is a 2014 Shelby GT500.......what is the point of posting to this thread ?
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Back when this thread started ( 12-13-2010, 05:35 PM ), this question was valid:
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" Should Ford Have a 2014 Shelby GT500 or a 2014 SVT Cobra? "
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Since there is a 2014 Shelby GT500.......what is the point of posting to this thread ?
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You are correct there forum fuzz. ..guess I should have copied post right above mine by 89GTstanger since my comment was in response to that. What exactly is your "point of posting to this thread" other to belittle and publicly humiliate your fellow stang lovers. It's comments like yours that hinder more participation from those people just cruising around these threads, not posting...either correctly or by your standards incorrectly. Sending a PM would have been a little more appropriate but obviously that wouldn't have done anything to improve your cred w the very small handful of people in this group that make those kind of comments.
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You are correct there forum fuzz. ..guess I should have copied post right above mine by 89GTstanger since my comment was in response to that. What exactly is your "point of posting to this thread" other to belittle and publicly humiliate your fellow stang lovers. It's comments like yours that hinder more participation from those people just cruising around these threads, not posting...either correctly or by your standards incorrectly. Sending a PM would have been a little more appropriate but obviously that wouldn't have done anything to improve your cred w the very small handful of people in this group that make those kind of comments.
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Sorry if your feelings were hurt, true statements bother the thin skinned.
I came to this thread to see what was being posted to an already decided topic, & to ask a question...( unlike those looking to up their post count )
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Send a pm to who ?

" small handful of people in this group that make those kind of comments. "
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Comments like, " Didn't quit making Kentucky fried chicken when the Sanders died "
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In your spare time, grow up.
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Maybe one of the admins will close the poll.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:01 AM   #203
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This thread is still relevant.

Ford bought the rights to GT350 & GT500 to use for the new S550. I haven't seen anywhere whether or not Ford will call the cars Shelby GT350 / Shelby GT500 or just GT350 / GT500.
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This thread is still relevant.

Ford bought the rights to GT350 & GT500 to use for the new S550. I haven't seen anywhere whether or not Ford will call the cars Shelby GT350 / Shelby GT500 or just GT350 / GT500.
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Not to argue, but this was the topic :
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" Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014? "
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Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Right. This year is 2014 and the S550 will be available for purchase in 2014. Therefore, this thread is still relevant.

Now, if the thread was titled "Should Ford ditch the Shelby name for the 2014 Mustang" this thread would be irrelevant.
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Right. This year is 2014 and the S550 will be available for purchase in 2014. Therefore, this thread is still relevant.

Now, if the thread was titled "Should Ford ditch the Shelby name for the 2014 Mustang" this thread would be irrelevant.
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The text that started this thread: ( 12-13-2010, 05:35 PM )
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The Shelby GT500 has replaced the SVT Cobra since it was introduced in 2007. There are some people who love the GT500 and there are those that wish the SVT Cobra would return.

So lets see what you guys think should happen when Ford redesign the Mustang in 2014. Should they stay with Shelby or ditch the name and bring back the SVT Cobra?

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The car was redesigned in 2014, ( S550 ), at this point in time, according to Ford, there will be no " halo " model for the 2015 MY. Again, according to Ford, there may be a GT350 / GT500 / SVT, offering for the 2016 MY.
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Again, you've proved this thread is still relevant. Thank you.
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Up to this point ive been driving german cars but the new mustang and upgraded first class interior caught my attention.
I want to invest in a model that will hold the value as a long term investment.
Any ideas as to which new body style model i should purchase? GT premium, GT 500; SVT 350?

Also as far as high end exhausts, any ideas?
Ive heard of "Borla" anything better then that? Im going after quality sound and not just loud rattling noise.

Wheels. I like deep concave styles. It gives the rear a more wide look.
Any ideas? Swiss HRE's?

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I wouldn't call purchasing a car an investment. You will lose money almost every time, especially if you modify it like what you are planning to do.
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let me rephrase
I plan to keep it in the family so no plans to trade or sell. Thats what i mean by investment.

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