Agree it is a good looking car and not trying to sell as a real SS. My point is they could have bought a real SS for the $90k they say was invested. For me, it doesn't make sense.
It doesn't make sense to you. As stated the problem more than likely was the individual couldn't afford to do the build in a one time payment. I was seriously considering sending my own car to be converted to a Super Snake. The problem wasn't the money for me, but the fact I didn't want stripes on the car. Shelby was going to install them regardless of my desires. I decided I would build what I wanted sitting in my garage, instead of what they wanted sitting in my garage. So I have a car with a much higher level of suspension mods with CorteX Racing hardware, a one off set of custom made wheels, along with a set of ARH LTs, Borla mid-pipe and Corsa axle backs that is getting a SS hood installed without stripes as soon as the hood arrives from Shelby. The blower upgrade will be done very shortly also.
The car is what I want it to be, which actually handles better than any stock SS can for the same finished purchase price as a true SS once I finish the mods. Will I lose money when I sell it? Yep, but I'm enjoying it as I drive it now. I'm not worried about the resale value at a later date when I am no longer interested in the car and decide to sell it. For a car that sits most of the time and isn't used as a daily driver, I have 8100 miles on it in a little over a year, So owning a Super Snake to look at isn't my idea of fun either, while worrying about resale value if I drive it or if it is involved in an accident.
Edited by Mr. Haney, 03 September 2013 - 08:26 AM.