662HP631TQ, on 02 September 2012 - 01:06 AM, said:
Joe Lunchbox's personally modified ROI is the horsepower gains and more fun they might have at the track. It is going to depreciate anyway, but if you are going to dump money into it, it had beeter not be for a ROI of monetary value (Aside from a SS) Like I said, Shelby isn't losing any business by not conforming to what Joe Lunchbox wants, so if Joe Lunchbox wants modified stripes with upgrades costing 15K thne more power to him for saving himself the SS trouble. There is not problem with the SS, all of it makes sense. ROI isn't solely tied to $$ though returns could be in the way of track times or anything else, it really is realtive. So to add to the conversation, No matter what you do "You lose" money. It doesn't matter, how much you lose depends on if you want to feel happy about monetary return on investment or just care about having an awesome car. The point being don't buy the Shelby for ROI monetarily, SS might save you a little, but you still lose!
Yes, these are not "day one" investments, and in reality, it "could" never be an investment. SA has a standard/guidline that "they" have put together for these cars. If a perspective buyer is not interested in part, or all of the package, then they can do something else, it is a free country. If someone doesn't like the parts and/or the price, don't buy, it is as simple as that.
This car was not put together as a drag racer, it was not put togather as a road racer, it was not put together as a trailer queen, it is a package that includes all of the above and would require tweaking for a specific use.
But I still ask...............If my car was limited to the very few options shown on my original Super Snake order form, and I decided to modify/add the $3500 Baer Rear Brake Upgrade that became available months after I received my finished car, does the addition of this "correct" Super Snake option devalue my Super Snake? Same with the Cooling System Upgrade, same with the 3.6LC KB? Does adding this highly sought after items to my Super Snake devalue it because I installed, or am going to install these upgrades? I have had the optional Super Snake interior installed in my Super Snake, it was not an option when my car went through, did this devalue my car? I bought the kit from Gary Disney through Shelby Performance Parts, I was given (by SPP) a local Tampa authorized shop to do the install (not back to SA/LV), did this devalue my car since Shelby did not install it?
I have read that the Shelby GT guys can or could buy the SC upgrade for there SGT, if they do a self install, and all of the SGT/SC documentation and identification is included from SA for this upgrade, did the owner devalue ther Shelby GT, by making it a SGT/SC with the upgrade purchased directly from SA?
Edited by Robert M, 03 September 2012 - 01:22 PM.