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#61 OFFLINE   mach 1 1970

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:34 AM

Don’t build another Shelby GT, not yet. And if SA should decide to build one, I would recommend waiting until at least the next Mustang chassis is introduced. What’s the target audience? Where’s the market for another Shelby GT? I’d hate to see Shelby GTs languishing on dealer lots again. A few KRs still are! I would focus my attention on “improving the breed”.

SA has a pretty good spread of Shelby Mustang offerings right now. If $45k is the price point we’re looking at right now, I’d say go after making the Shelby GTS more desirable.

Car / Mustang enthusiasts usually fall into or transition through four broad purposes for their car(s):
1. Daily driver / transportation
2. Weekend enjoyment / car shows / boulevard cruising
3. Drag racing
4. Road racing / autocross

I’ve seen folks use their 2007-2008 SGTs for all of these purposes, even though the emphasis was always about what great handling abilities the car possessed. Currently, the Shelby GTS fits the bill in almost the exact same way, except it can be more customized from “the factory” than the SGT ever could. The only real downside as I see it is that the GTS is a post title Shelby. That’s a big deal to some, while it’s not to others.

Why not make the GTS better by making it a more tailorable purpose built car? Add the Boss 302 Hi-po V8, a “track pack” package and more exhaust system options to the list.

Finally, market it. I thought it was great to read all of the Shelby GTS first drives and road tests when the car first came out. I don’t think I’ve seen anything about it since though. How about some coverage of some shoot-outs or competitions?

Just some food for thought.

+1 -------When was the last time you saw the GT500 with the X. A . Z plan buying options ? The New 650 HP Shelby GT500 is the talk of the town and will be for along time.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

What about a Shelby KT...King of the Track. :superhero:
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:33 AM

My gripe isn't with people collecting them. It's with folks that don't want Shelby to make any more, so theirs will be worth more. That's not fair or reasonable.


Jer


Exactly!

In order for Shelby to stay relevent, in my opinion, and continue to be successful selling performance parts and to be around for future generations it needs to capitalize on its established and successful monikers; GT500, GT350, Supersnake, King of The Road, and Shelby GT. Adding new monikers every few years makes it difficult to establish name recognition within the market. Look at Roush for example, Roush has added to its stable of Stage 1 thru 3 with very limited runs of specialty cars such as the P51a & Darkhorse but has offered the Stage 1 thru 3 for many years. Think of it this way, would the basic form and function of the Mustang have such a cult following if it had changed its monicor every few years? What if Ford had scrapped the Mustang in favor of the Pinto or Probe as was once thought to be the plan?

As a kid I would wear out magazines with articals on the GT350 and GT500 with hopes that maybe one day as an old man I would be lucky enough to afford one of these classics. Then in 2006 Ford and Shelby made my dreams come true with the return of the GT500 on a modern plateform followed by the Hertz and Shelby GT. Suddenly I didn't have to wait until I was an old man to afford one.

Fast forward to today, kids see the GT500 and Shelby GT (which is instantly recognizable as a Shelby due to 60's GT350 styling) having the same thoughts I had looking at the originals, but then he or she is told. 'Sorry, you'll have to save a lot of money and hope one comes available at auction or find one not destroyed by rats and birds in some long forgotten barn because Shelby does not make them anymore. But, you can have a Shelby SR/GTS/XYZ, which are very cool in their own right but don't have desirablity or history of being the rebirth of the legendary Shelby Brand.

The original Shelbys from the '60's or not desirable simply because Carroll and a bunch of hotrodders built them. The are desirable because many saw them as the meanest, most badass cars in the street because they had domnated on the strips and tracks accross the globe. Shelby produced nearly 14,000 GT350's and GT500's between '65 and '70. Today thats not a lot of cars, but during those 5yrs in the 60's that was a big number. Today, aside from the GT500 which has the manufacturing might of Ford behind it, Shelby America has produced far fewer cars relative to the total auto industry then it did in the 60's. So building a few hunderd more per year Shelby GT's on a 2012 or newer plateform will not have a negative effect on the disirability/collectability of the '07-'08 Shelby GT. If anything it will drive more desirability because the Shelby GT moniker will be back in the spotlight.

And back to my original post, the collectabilty/value of any moderan Shelby in the future remains to be seen and will not be answered for many, many years to come. They will most certaining not see the comparative values of the '60's Shelbys. Right now, a low milage SGT can be had for mid $20K. Thats far from what I would consider demanding a premium.

Carroll has always said he builds his cars to be driven (To me this includes caring for, protecting, and enjoying your Shelby.). I conclude this to mean they are not to be placed in a safety deposit box in hopes of a future return on investment. In my opinion, using a Shelby as an investment like the stockmarket is doing a disjustice to the old chicken farmer in overalls.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:34 PM

In my opinion the Shelby GT lives on in the GTS program. In fact, that was actually the marketing message coming from Shelby HQ when the GTS was unveiled. I would go a step further and say that I feel that the Terlingua and Shelby GT were "rationalized together" into the GTS format. (hence the V6 or V8 options).

The GTS program is so comprehensive and because the customer has so many choices in that program, I'm struggling to understand the purpose of a new SGT as long as the GTS program is still running.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:25 PM

Exactly!

In order for Shelby to stay relevent, in my opinion, and continue to be successful selling performance parts and to be around for future generations it needs to capitalize on its established and successful monikers; GT500, GT350, Supersnake, King of The Road, and Shelby GT. Adding new monikers every few years makes it difficult to establish name recognition within the market. Look at Roush for example, Roush has added to its stable of Stage 1 thru 3 with very limited runs of specialty cars such as the P51a & Darkhorse but has offered the Stage 1 thru 3 for many years. Think of it this way, would the basic form and function of the Mustang have such a cult following if it had changed its monicor every few years? What if Ford had scrapped the Mustang in favor of the Pinto or Probe as was once thought to be the plan?

As a kid I would wear out magazines with articals on the GT350 and GT500 with hopes that maybe one day as an old man I would be lucky enough to afford one of these classics. Then in 2006 Ford and Shelby made my dreams come true with the return of the GT500 on a modern plateform followed by the Hertz and Shelby GT. Suddenly I didn't have to wait until I was an old man to afford one.

Fast forward to today, kids see the GT500 and Shelby GT (which is instantly recognizable as a Shelby due to 60's GT350 styling) having the same thoughts I had looking at the originals, but then he or she is told. 'Sorry, you'll have to save a lot of money and hope one comes available at auction or find one not destroyed by rats and birds in some long forgotten barn because Shelby does not make them anymore. But, you can have a Shelby SR/GTS/XYZ, which are very cool in their own right but don't have desirablity or history of being the rebirth of the legendary Shelby Brand.

The original Shelbys from the '60's or not desirable simply because Carroll and a bunch of hotrodders built them. The are desirable because many saw them as the meanest, most badass cars in the street because they had domnated on the strips and tracks accross the globe. Shelby produced nearly 14,000 GT350's and GT500's between '65 and '70. Today thats not a lot of cars, but during those 5yrs in the 60's that was a big number. Today, aside from the GT500 which has the manufacturing might of Ford behind it, Shelby America has produced far fewer cars relative to the total auto industry then it did in the 60's. So building a few hunderd more per year Shelby GT's on a 2012 or newer plateform will not have a negative effect on the disirability/collectability of the '07-'08 Shelby GT. If anything it will drive more desirability because the Shelby GT moniker will be back in the spotlight.

And back to my original post, the collectabilty/value of any moderan Shelby in the future remains to be seen and will not be answered for many, many years to come. They will most certaining not see the comparative values of the '60's Shelbys. Right now, a low milage SGT can be had for mid $20K. Thats far from what I would consider demanding a premium.

Carroll has always said he builds his cars to be driven (To me this includes caring for, protecting, and enjoying your Shelby.). I conclude this to mean they are not to be placed in a safety deposit box in hopes of a future return on investment. In my opinion, using a Shelby as an investment like the stockmarket is doing a disjustice to the old chicken farmer in overalls.


Some great points there.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

In my opinion the Shelby GT lives on in the GTS program. In fact, that was actually the marketing message coming from Shelby HQ when the GTS was unveiled. I would go a step further and say that I feel that the Terlingua and Shelby GT were "rationalized together" into the GTS format. (hence the V6 or V8 options).

The GTS program is so comprehensive and because the customer has so many choices in that program, I'm struggling to understand the purpose of a new SGT as long as the GTS program is still running.


This is a very rational curiosity.
I think the answer lies in my post when I questioned the "GTS" name having any pull in the marketplace. With so many SGTs out there, that name is better recognized.


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Shelby Vegas Bash 2011 and 2012 Show Winner.

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2/13/2007 9:26:32 AM: Dash Badge Installed
2/13/2007 9:26:34 AM: Shelby Letters Installed
2/13/2007 9:26:35 AM: Side badges installed both sides

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

Debate is good. Couple of points
  • GTS apparently has a V6, entry level connotation. Looking at build numbers 95% are V6
  • GTS not long in the market little brand equity
  • GT= V8, handling, Hurst Shifting, first pre-title program after a 40 yr. hiatus (high pent up demand)
  • Case could be made for both GTS=V6 application and GT=V8 application
  • The GT500 with 600 + HP will probably have a shorter life span than most think
  • The GT, if considered, would be a post title car with a target of 150 or less per year over a two year run, quick turn around and price pointed to a specific target group
  • Does not mean there will be no further development of the branding for the new body, engine, chassis design within the current Shelby Portfolio of vehicles
  • The market is at the point of saturation in the Mustang arena
Value....................I'll let my kids fight that battle. I'll be long gone by then. Then................there is only ONE Shelby. Every product has styling, performance and handling as a core. We believe we live Carroll's philosophy every day. Make them faster, handle better and look the part.

Dollar value...................get a Kia :)



Thanks for providing thought provoking conversation and keeping it on target. We do read the responses and discuss as a management team every week.



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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Roger some of us would like an automatic option.... GG
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:12 PM

Shelby should always consider an automatic option - after all Carroll's original AC Cobra was (and still is ) an automatic.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:11 PM

Debate is good. Couple of points

  • GTS apparently has a V6, entry level connotation. Looking at build numbers 95% are V6
  • GTS not long in the market little brand equity
  • GT= V8, handling, Hurst Shifting, first pre-title program after a 40 yr. hiatus (high pent up demand)
  • Case could be made for both GTS=V6 application and GT=V8 application
  • The GT500 with 600 + HP will probably have a shorter life span than most think
  • The GT, if considered, would be a post title car with a target of 150 or less per year over a two year run, quick turn around and price pointed to a specific target group
  • Does not mean there will be no further development of the branding for the new body, engine, chassis design within the current Shelby Portfolio of vehicles
  • The market is at the point of saturation in the Mustang arena
Value....................I'll let my kids fight that battle. I'll be long gone by then. Then................there is only ONE Shelby. Every product has styling, performance and handling as a core. We believe we live Carroll's philosophy every day. Make them faster, handle better and look the part.

Dollar value...................get a Kia :)



Thanks for providing thought provoking conversation and keeping it on target. We do read the responses and discuss as a management team every week.



Roger


In one opinion the GTS being a V6 and V8 option car leads one to think of another tiny section of Shelby known as the CS6 and CS8.

In the future, I see the 650 hp GT500 going bye bye as soon as smaller mustangs start popping out of the assembly plant.

I heard rumors of a turbo 4 banger in a mustang pumping out 320 hp. That is so aggrivating cause my SGT has that. I am not happy about that.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:52 PM

Roger just a thanks for listening to us here on the forum. Thats pretty cool.

I am with Jer and El Shelby 100%....Keep em coming and I hope you guys build a million more...screw boring cars!

I see the placement now after your comment about the GTS cars ordered so far being V-6, a Shelby GT may make sense. But it would need serious marketing, I had no idea what a SGT was in 2007 until I saw one parked in a showroom, but I did know about the 500 and GTH at the time.

Could there be a Shelby GT with another marque as a base car...silly to some but it always seemed to me that Mr. Shelby was more into having a blast and hauling a** than the make of the vehicle?

Also I think a 4 banger rice beater Ford would be cool if it was priced low enough for say a 25 year old or younger person to afford with a decent job and making payments. If all the doomsters are right about the future of new serious V-8 muscle, this may be a savvy move to make in that direction to be ahead of the predicted curve and gain some performance market share in that arena before Rousch and others do.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hi Roger! Super cool that you throw us fans a bone and ask us to get involved with suggestions and such. I LOVE the SGT name plate and ultimately would love to still see them make another entry back into the marketplace... someday. I just wonder if the GTS program hurts or would confuse consumers on the differences. Take care my friend!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

In my opinion the Shelby GT lives on in the GTS program. In fact, that was actually the marketing message coming from Shelby HQ when the GTS was unveiled. I would go a step further and say that I feel that the Terlingua and Shelby GT were "rationalized together" into the GTS format. (hence the V6 or V8 options).

The GTS program is so comprehensive and because the customer has so many choices in that program, I'm struggling to understand the purpose of a new SGT as long as the GTS program is still running.

Yes very well said .

Edited by mach 1 1970, 10 May 2012 - 05:21 AM.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:55 PM

Here's something to consider about post-title vs pre-title: people buy cars on a whim. I bought my Shelby GT by simply walking into a dealership to return a brake caliper core. I was about 21 at the time, and paid sticker for it, without a markup.

Could that happen now? No. Well, maybe with a GT500 - but too much power, and a much higher price. Or maybe with a Boss, but I don't care for the new ones.

If I had to plan out a Shelby purchase (buy the base car, have it sent to SAI, pay for everything, etc.), there'd be too much time to 'sleep on it'. If I had time to think over my decision to purchase the '07 SGT, I wouldn't have bought it (come on, I was 21 and in college).

Last month, I was in the market for a Fusion or Focus. I was really set on the new Focus, or would have settled on a base Fusion. In reality, I ended up getting a loaded Fusion SE because it was all that was on the lot. My point - most people buy cars on a whim, regardless of research or decisions made in advance. If I were to walk into a dealership and had the option of buying a stock 5.0, a GT500, a Boss 302, or a newer version of the SGT, I'd go for the SGT.





But here's another thought (or two):
I really don't care for the new GT350s (sorry, I think the back is overdone, and the grill is too small).
The GTS' are weak looking - sorry - they just seem 'soft' compared to the Shelby GTs.


Really, nothing catches my eye like an '07/'08 SGT - they nailed it with the ride height, colors, stripes, etc.
If you were to bring back the Shelby GT line (which I'm all for), spend some time trying to emulate the '07 'theme' of the car.

As for price, it has to be less than a GT500.

Edited by 1965coupe, 10 May 2012 - 08:58 PM.

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#75 OFFLINE   Troy

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:46 PM

Personally I would love to see SAI produce a track ready version, thats somewhat affordable. I originally bought my SGT to convert into a track car, it was the first Mustang I saw that harkened back to its early roots, but I cant bring myself to take it off the road.

For me the whole reason for wanting to own a Shelby was its racing heritage.
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#76 OFFLINE   jwestercamp

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:20 AM

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Go for it. I think it would be sweet have some more cool cars. Agree with Jer buy them to drive em. A car is the worst investment ever A car purchase is an emotional decision otherwise we would all be driving a fusion Have fun

#77 OFFLINE   SGT3477

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:48 PM

my Boss told me i could pick any car under 40K. as a life long mustang owner i was able to narrow it down fairly quickly. the brand and model were decided before i said yes.
now, for me, i had a choice at the time of the GT, the SGT, Roush stage 1-2 ( used 3 ) used GT500. not counting looking back at the terminators or Mach1s of previous years.
since i already had a 1996 2v GT for a daily driver I was looking for something with a name, history. something unique.
I did all my "research" and shopping on the web. i never even saw my car in person before i signed up to sign the papers.
this slick, sleek, black, striped, shinny, low car with scops and no spoiler? has a stance and a "feel" like no other i came across. Mine came with "tri-bar"? spinners/type center caps. none of the others i have ever seen yet has these. ? just me?

i got it, installed SHR Qtr window inserts, blacked out the windows and lights
i could not for along time quite put my finger on "what" drew me to this car. after about a month my bosses wife came up and said "I get it. that car is "Sexy" "

i have yet to see another that gives me that "warm and fuzzy" feeling Everytime i look at it.
5 years and i still look back every time i walk away

when the day comes where i look back and Do Not think. " damn That is the best looking car ever" is the day ill list it for sale. but, at my age (43) i dont see that happening anytime soon.

These cars are Sexy! ;)
Edit: meant to say, unless you can get "it" right again.. dont bother making another. dont do it -just to do it-. you really nailed it with the 07-08SGT. Thank you!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

Guys ... dumb question here (or maybe just dumb of SAI to name this car GTS...) but what does the "S" in GTS actually stand for???

I can't find this info anywhere on Shelby website.

SGT - Shelby GT
SGT-H - Hertz
SGT/SC - Shelby GT Supercharged

GT500KR - King of the Road
GT500SS - Super Snake

etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

I can't find this info on Shelby website.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 08:47 AM

id be all up for a new Shelby GT. but it really needs to emulate the 07/08. loved the hoodscoop(after i got it fixed haha) seriously the hood scoop is really what i feel made this car pop and look aggressive. you put rivets on a car and its instantly cool.

would really like to see something more then 150 units, this just gives the collectors a chance to snatch them up and lock them away were no one will ever see them(I HATE THIS). id say atleast 1000. i dont want a new SGT to suffer the fate of the Cobra R's(seriously) i dont want to see SGT's still in factory wrappings on ebay 5-10 years after theyr built, theyr meant to be driven no put away forever.

any one who thinks their SGT is going to be worth alot in their life time is delusional. they'll appreciate one day but it will be far in the future. too many are around and too many are in great condition and being well maintained. the old muscle cars are worth alot because there are not many that survived, alot made, most blew their motors, were driven into the ground, crashed, mistreated, sent to scrapper. that's why they're valuable, and most of all because people can identify with them as cool, fast and most of all fun.

id put more emphasis on hp this time around. definitely need 450hp and it definitely needs good brakes. the suspension on the 07/08s was pretty good for the time. id like to see something like that again(there's always room for upgrades no matter how well built a car is)
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

Should of gone with my Shelby KT idea lol.
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#82 OFFLINE   ARMORINE

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

we need another run of SGT....hopefully after i get done with engineering hahah
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#83 OFFLINE   SGT3477

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

im down under the 10K mark on mine. it will be paid off soon. i am hoping my Boss extends the offer again. at which time ill be looking in the 40K range....i have been searching BOSSs if i was to go brand new...but,
my psycosis(sp) with the 07/08 SGT is so bad im actually just shopping for a super low miles car 08 blue...to "park" for a few years while i continue my daily blast of adrenealine in my 07.
if you release a new model, in that time frame, in that price/performance range and you nail the asthetics again.. that will be my goto new car....otherwise..ill just start my collection of 07/08s. ... and some day Pinky we will use them to take over the world!!! Muhahaha!!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

but brain!!!! lol
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