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#31 OFFLINE   07gt500conv

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:38 AM

They are meant to be driven not stored in a single viewer museum (garage). No need to take risks with weather, but just drive it!

That was what Carroll told me!!!


Tony,

I agree with you 100%.

I like to look at it during the week in the garage, but on the weekend, she is going to be driven.

And if I have the opportunity to drive it during the week, I will do that also.

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#32 OFFLINE   IngotSilverSnake

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:03 AM

jerseygator: You did a good job cleaning up the mess. The problem with winter driving (with any vehicle) is that no amount of washing and cleaning can get the corrosive road treatment chemicals out of every crack and crevice on the car. That is why I use my workhorse vehicles for bad weather driving. The Shelby goes out in good weather. Fortunately, here in FL we have lots of great weather (especially during the winter). Take a look at the ten day forcast to Tampa. I will be driving the Shelby a lot! http://www.weather.c...L USFL0481:1:US By the way, I just put coat #17 of Liquid Glass on the Shelby yesterday.

Edited by IngotSilverSnake, 18 December 2012 - 04:04 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

Not that it added any more HP... But I did leave the trailer connected to the receiver hitch when I ran my SGT on the Dyno at S.A.M. And YES, there is even a video to prove it :camera:



TOP that JerseyGator...


My wifes 2008 Shelby GT is her daily driver.......12 months a year......snow tires go on from November to March....since Sept 2008...

45,000 miles strong!

she says its better in the snow than her previous Escape........

officially topped! :salute:

Edited by mywickedshelby, 18 December 2012 - 06:54 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

jerseygator: You did a good job cleaning up the mess. The problem with winter driving (with any vehicle) is that no amount of washing and cleaning can get the corrosive road treatment chemicals out of every crack and crevice on the car. That is why I use my workhorse vehicles for bad weather driving. The Shelby goes out in good weather. Fortunately, here in FL we have lots of great weather (especially during the winter). Take a look at the ten day forcast to Tampa. I will be driving the Shelby a lot! http://www.weather.c...L USFL0481:1:US By the way, I just put coat #17 of Liquid Glass on the Shelby yesterday.


Ingot, didn't realize you were in Fl also. Are you going up to Silver Springs for the roundup?

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#35 OFFLINE   IngotSilverSnake

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Ingot, didn't realize you were in Fl also. Are you going up to Silver Springs for the roundup?


Been living on the Sun Coast since Jun 2008 and loving every minute. Would not go back to the Northern tier for a $1M per year job. I have been serioulsy thinking about entering the Shelby in the Silver Springs show. I have been working on the finish and engine compartment for a while and I think I might have a chance at a trophy. I have to clear the calendar entry with the Chief of Staff and Principal Social Scheduler (wife) first. What part of FL do you call home?

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

Drove mine from NY to Vegas, it was awesome. These cars love road trips - the seats are comfy, decent mileage, and maybe even meet some cool folks with your "conversation starter" at gas stations, etc.

BTW, I used it as a DD in the NY snow for 3 years - 100 mile roundtrip commute to work 6 days a week in NY Metro traffic. Rear wheel drive is FAR better than FWD in the snow, just do it with the right tires (Bridgestone Blizzaks, Dunlop Graspics, etc...). Of course, if you don't know how to drive in the snow, all bets are off. I passed LOTS of Hummers and Yukons and other 4X4s sitting in ditches.

Bottom line: Enjoy your car.


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Edited by Jer, 18 December 2012 - 07:16 PM.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

After all of these testemonies, driving the Shelby sounds like the winner. I am suprised that know one ever mentioned a man that is a legend in his own right, whom is the origional owner of a 289 silver Cobra that he has raced with and drives the car anywhere. Hank Williams. His little Cobra is possibly the second most expensive Cobra; Carroll Shelby's being the first, Hank's unrestored Cobra does have its scars and still has a value that surpasses any of our expectations for the value of our own cars. Bottom line is, like Mr. Williams does with his special Cobra, drive your cars. Forget about the value. Let the public decide that for you if the time comes to ever sell. I always thought with my car, a life time of memories using my car is worth more to me than trying to make a sale. I would drive my car weather it is worth $500.00 or $100,000.00. The Bashes, track time, family trips, weekend cuises, or even a little drive to the market! Drive your cars! Sure, staring at the car in your garage like new condition may make you feel wonderful, but read about the Euro Bash and see the pics. Looks more fun to me, the friendships and memories that were made on that trip! No dreaming about it for them, they lived it! Wheels are round for a reason and the clock never runs backwards. Enjoy life. I know life can be stressful, I choose not to stress over one of the things in my life that I enjoy, so I drive it! Like the song says, "Life is a Highway". My $.02

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

drove mine from orlando to tenn to run the dragon..great time
enjoy the ride. no reason not to.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

YEP....49678kms on mine....Wish I lived in the south.....

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

drove mine from orlando to tenn to run the dragon..great time
enjoy the ride. no reason not to.


Hope you enjoyed the dragon, we had a great time there.

The only real concern I have in driving the GT500 on a road trip is tractor trailer tire carcasses on the road. We see them often here and I shudder to think what damage it would do if I ran over one! Hmm, same goes for my truck or van too! Other debris and organic matter don't bother me too much, but the tire shreds worry me!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Hope you enjoyed the dragon, we had a great time there.

The only real concern I have in driving the GT500 on a road trip is tractor trailer tire carcasses on the road. We see them often here and I shudder to think what damage it would do if I ran over one! Hmm, same goes for my truck or van too! Other debris and organic matter don't bother me too much, but the tire shreds worry me!


either always leave a large gap in front..to see any oncoming debris...or make sure your always our front :) whichever is your driving style.

and i had a blast!. planning go there again this Oct. hopefully it works out.

Edited by SGT3477, 02 January 2013 - 07:20 PM.





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