So I've been wondering for a few days now about the 2016 GT-H and those for sale, and what kind of car it is, and the pricing, etc. I'm interested in everyone else's thoughts on the cars for sale.
It appears to me, that the 2016 GT-H is nothing like the original '66 and then the '06. A guy at a car show saw my '06 GT-H and said he felt it was one of the last few true Shelby cars since they were Mustang GTs sent off to Vegas to have the modifications done. Additionally, the 2016 GT-H doesn't have any engine upgrades/mods like the '06 did. For 2016 its't he black and gold paint, a different hood, some suspension tweaks, and the Hertz and GT-H badging everywhere. So, in my opinion, it's more like a regular Mustang GT than it is a GT350. So with that being said, my questions about pricing come into play.
You can get a 2015/2016 Shelby GT350 for $10k-$15k less than what Hertz is asking for these GT-Hs now. You can get a 2016 Mustang GT for even less. Yes I understand there were a limited number made (some articles state the 140 mark, others 170 or 171, etc.) and that the rarity is supposedly to increase value. But does it make sense to pay MORE for a car that has LESS and has been rented (potentially abused) by multiple drivers? Don't get me wrong, I would still love to be able to get a 2016 GT-H to go with my 2006, but then the practical car buyer in me says, "why?" I should save some money and buy a GT350 instead.
Happy to hear opinions from others, but I guess I'm saying these cars should be closer to $40k rather than $65k-$70 (for the ones that have been rented, yes I know exec cars, never rented, the few manuals, etc. can command a premium). I did call about one for sale (of the 30 or so out there) and played dumb a little bit to see what the sales guy would say as to why these are so much money when they're basically a GT model with some fancy changes. He said there are not many available (only 140 made which is wrong) and he didn't know how to respond when I said there are about 30 for sale right now, so supply and demand is certainly not helping the selling aspect at this point.
Who knows, and maybe I can just hit the lottery and then I don't have to worry about overspending to get a 2016 version. Although I see from the cars for sale thread that #14 has already been sold (I have 2006 #14).