Not get it! It isn't worth it unless he is going to be a "Collector" That is my conclusion to all this silliness. Don't get the SS if you have any reservation whatsoever about it. You can do the power upgrades yourself and get a faster car. If you are going to collect it, then by all means.
A good friend of mine contacted yetserday Shelby to have his GT500 2012 SSed. His car is kona blue color and he wanted the stripe delete. They said: No, we cant do it, sorry!! So now he is debating if he the SS conversion and take off the stripes or not having the conversion...
Otherwise, you are wasting money on something you ultimately aren't going to be 100% happy with. For me and my car.... NO COMPROMISES!
The Jay Lenos of the world can get the Super Snake, Ill keep my GT500, which will always be that GT500 no matter what. No more no less...Well maybe more power and handling!
Shelby isn't going to go out of business from the common man. They may lose a total of 10 sales maybe from guys like me and Phil not willing to compromise our likes (My apologies for grouping you into this Phil as it seems you like to keep it PC) and again, the Jay Lenos, Uber RIch, and those who don't care will make Shelby just as profitable, but they won't do what the vision ultimately was "Putting an affordable car in the hands of the common man" without compromises.
Anyway I am done ranting on this. It just really got under my skin. No matter what we will always have GT500's and that is all that is important to me!