Need to know everything about the 2007 GT 500.. the good bad and ugly!
looking to buy a shelby finally so I want all of the "user reviews" and "buyer beware's" concerning the 2007 to 2010 Shelbys. ...Also what do you think will be more valuable investment wise, a gt 500 or a Shelby GT-H or a Shelby GT. I have been told that the Shelby GT-H and the Shelby GT were both actually sent to Shelby Inc to be tweeked and and that the Shelby GT 500 never saw the light of a shelby building therefor it will ancually be worth less than a Shelby car that actually made it to Las Vegas to be dressed up more power or not. HELP! :confused:
Re: Need to know everything about the 2007 GT 500.. the good bad and ugly!
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Shelby American Inc.
i would defiantly get the gt500...you will always question you decision if u dont, second i have a 2007 gt500 and ive researched quite a bit... First is these cars are great... I believe in 2010+ they went to an aluminum block verse a cast iron there are pros and cons about both, on the 07-09 you want to make sure that it had the clutch tsb replacement done or you could have to change a clutch soon, if you can afford the supersnake its a great car to buy for investment but if not you can achieve the performance of a ss for a lot cheaper, as far as i know the clutch is the main issue, also first mod that you should consider is a heat exchanger to keep temps down on your car
07-10 all had cast iron. 2010 had the same motor as the 09 KR with the 40 hp bump, then in 11 they started aluminum block with the sprayed on iron cylinder liners
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Also went up to 550 in 11-12
my bad i thought they went alum in 10
The GT500 will be more fun. As far as value wise, none of these cars should be considered an investment opportunity.
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Mustang Shelby GT-H
Ford introduced the Shelby GT-H version of the Mustang at the 2006 New York Auto Show. Like the original GT350H from 1966, the GT-H featured gold-on-black paint and was only available at the Hertz car rental agency. A modest power bump over the regular Mustang GT V-8 engine. Features included a 5-speed automatic transmission, and a package from Ford Racing including a 90 mm cold air intake kit, X-pipe, special performance suspension, and Ford Racing "GTA" axle-back mufflers. Only 500 cars were built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Shelby GT350H. For 2007, a convertible version of the GT-H was offered for rental at Hertz. This time the convertibles came with a custom light bar reminiscent of the 1968 Shelby Mustang convertibles.
The 4.6 liter, 281-cubic-inch, 319 hp (238 kW) Ford Shelby GT slots between the 300 hp (220 kW) Mustang GT and the Ford Shelby GT500. It is essentially a retail sale version of the Hertz rental-only Ford Shelby GT-H, except a manual transmission is available. The Shelby GT was offered based on strong demand from enthusiasts wanting Ford and Shelby to offer a retail version of the GT-H. Other differences include the deletion of the rear spoiler, a retro Shelby hood scoop in place of the CS6/8 Shelby hood, and silver versus the gold stripes, with the car available in either white or black in 2007 and Vista Blue, Grabber Orange or Black with red stripes for 2008. The Grabber Orange Shelby GT-C (California) was sold exclusively in California and only available as a coupe (less than 220 models were produced). Again, the popularity of the 2007 Shelby GT-H rental car, this time the convertible, Shelby offered the 2008 Shelby GT as a coupe or convertible in limited numbers. Based on requests from enthusiasts for a blue Shelby GT, Vista Blue became the signature color for the 2008 Shelby GT. The Vista Blue models were available as a coupe or convertible. A very limited number (100) Barrett Jackson Shelby GTs were built in 2008 that were black with red stripes, also available in coupe or convertible. The Barrett Jackson Shelby GTs were sold exclusively in Arizona. The Hertz Shelby GT-H attracted so much attention that Ford dealers and customers asked for a version of their own. :idea: Like the GT-H, the Shelby GT is modified at Shelby Automotive's factory in Las Vegas, which distinguishes the GT-H and Shelby GT models from the GT500 in that the GT500s are produced entirely by AutoAlliance International.:cry:
2008 Barrett-Jackson Shelby GT (2007)
A limited (100 units) version of Shelby GT coupe and convertible, were named after the Barrett-Jackson auction. They include black exterior with "Barrett-Jackson Red" LeMans Hood and Side Stripes, Barrett Jackson Edition door sill plates, black interior with the Shelby GT serial number plate, special gas cap insert, autographed photo of Carroll Shelby, Craig Jackson, Amy Boylan, and Steve Davis.
The vehicle was unveiled in Arizona International Auto Show. Production versions were sold in Arizona Region Ford dealers with MSRP of US$38,980.00 (including $250 donation to the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation).
Shelby Automobiles versions
At the request of owners a number of Shelby GTs are being modified in various ways by Shelby Automobiles in Las Vegas. One of these modifications results in a model known as the Shelby GT/SC (Supercharged). A large number of add-ons can be had including the "Super Snake" brakes and larger wheels and tires which are necessary to accommodate these brakes. Additionally there are three different available superchargers, again installed by Shelby Automobiles or authorized Shelby Mod Shop, that can increase rated horsepower to 500 or more.
Production of the Shelby GT began in December 2006 and the car went on sale in January 2007. It was originally planned that up to 6,000 cars would be built. However, with final numbers as of this date still not in, they are expected to be slightly less than this amount. As of this date the following approximate number of 2007 Shelby GT's is known;
2007 Shelby GT Production Numbers:
White Auto: 491
White Man: 1,768
Total White: 2,259
Black Auto: 508
Black Man: 2,865
Total Black: 3,373
Total Cars: 5,632
2007 Shelby GT
2007 Shelby GT
2007 Shelby Interior
2007 Shelby GT engine
2007–2009 Ford Shelby GT500
Model years 2007-present
Assembly Flat Rock, Michigan
Body style 2-door convertible
Platform Ford D2C platform
Engine 5.4 L 500 hp V8
5.4 L 540 hp V8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Wheelbase 107.1 in (2,720 mm)
Length 2007–09: 187.6 in (4,765 mm)
2010–: 188.1 in (4,778 mm)
Width 2007–09: 74.0 in (1,880 mm)
2010–: 73.9 in (1,877 mm)
Height 2007–09: 54.5 in (1,384 mm)
2010– Coupe: 55.6 in (1,412 mm)
2010– Convertible: 56.1 in (1,425 mm)
Production Year Curb Weight (lbs.) Horse Power (hp) Torque (ft-lbs.)
2007-2009 3920 500 480
2010 3924 540 510
2011-2012 3820 550 510
2013 3852 662 631
Shelby and Ford returned for the 2007 model year with the Shelby GT500. Introduced at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, the GT500 uses a 5.4 L (330 CID) Modular 500 hp (370 kW) supercharged V8. Features include the Tremec TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission, suspension tuning, a body kit, and 18 inch wheels.
Deliveries of the Shelby GT500 began in May 2006.
A collaboration of Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) and Carroll Shelby, the GT500 was produced in limited quantity for three years (approximately 10,000 units per year) on the line at Ford's Flat Rock, Michigan (AutoAlliance) assembly facility.:idea:
Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) also released a small series (687 units) of GT500 using the S/C from Saleen. These cars had the 5.4L engine and were equipped with a 3.55:1 final drive. The GT500 has 500 hp (373 kW; 507 PS) at 6000 rpm and 480 lb·ft (651 N·m) of torque at 4500 rpm.
2008–2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR
The Ford Shelby GT500KR, revealed at the 2007 New York International Auto Show, was released in the spring of 2008. The car is powered by a 540 horsepower 5.4-liter (330 CID) supercharged V-8 version of the base GT500 engine with functional Cold Air Intake and unique calibration. SVT and Shelby announced that 1,000 40th Anniversary Editions will be built for the U.S. in 2008, with another 571 units in 2009. This 1,571 production run matches that of the original 1968 GT500KR. In total, 1,712 units were produced, with the remaining units going to Canada, export markets and military sales.
All KRs were built by AutoAlliance International on the normal Mustang production line and :idea: then shipped to Shelby Automobiles Incorporated (SAI) where final assembly was completed. SAI was the manufacturer of record.
The Shelby GT500KR features a carbon fiber composite hood with functional scoops and vents, twist-lock hood pins modeled on the original 1968 KR, a unique carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber mirror caps, and functional brake cooling ducts. The suspension was tuned by SVT with unique spring rates, dampers, stabilizer bars, and strut tower brace and was sourced from Ford Racing. Unique Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires were developed for the KR with a unique compound. With the same tread pattern as the Eagle F1 Supercar tire on the 2007–2009 GT500 they can only be identified by a unique Goodyear "Wingedfoot" emblem on the sidewall.
The 2008–09 GT500KR draws on styling cues from the classic 1968 "King of the Road" GT500KR model, and the 2008 model includes "40th Anniversary" badging; both years will have availability of standard GT500 colors with "LeMans" stripes, and Carroll Shelby signature embroidered seats. The GT500KR's starting price was $120,000.95 This is what Wikipedia says.
I am a extremely happy owner of a 07' Shelby GT500 and can not be happier. Things that in my opinion are the leading factors in picking a Shelby GT500 over the others is very simple in my opinion displacement and power HP ! This was the first year that brought Carroll back to Ford (the mothership) and that was really special to me . I am staying with a plan to keep my 07' and in three years buy the 2013 that way I have the first and the last GT500 that he was involved with with the sn197 body ... Just my views. I just don't think you will ever be disappointed in getting the big dog. The other choices I believe that you would have regrets. Keep us informed. If you get the 07' GT500 make sure that the clutch recall was performed ....
I know I am very late getting into this post but I had the clutch replaced in my early 2009 GT500 a few months ago through the TSB. The easy way to tell if it has been done is to just depress the clutch. If it is stiff like a 2005 - 2008 Mustang GT it is the old clutch and will eventually go bad. Another way is to listen to it as you release the clutch in first gear. If you hear the hiss sound it is the older version. The older one will also stutter at times. When I got the new one it was so much nicer and easier to drive than before. It also took them a week to do because they had to replace all of the header bolts because they were breaking off when they were removing them.
The Ford version has a bigger engine block. The Shelby American cars are just hopped up Mustang GTs.
That's all you really need to know.
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