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#1 OFFLINE   CSSHELBYKID

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:53 PM

So I have heard a story about how there were only 499 of the 2007 Shelby Gt-H Convertibles, supposedly due to one of the Mustangs falling off the transporters, prior to it making it to Las Vegas to be transformed into the Gt-H. The mustang destined to become a GTH but never made it.
Is anyone here or in Shelby able to confirm or deny this story. And if so, any details to add?
Nonetheless an interesting story.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 03:21 PM

Don't know if what you heard was a tall tale or not but it has been previously posted by some one who works at SAI that there were 500 produced in the registry.maybe Steve will chime in to clear this one up.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

Does anyone remember a post where one of the Shelby cars either 2007 or 2008 was shipped to a dealer in error before the Shelby GT package was added?  Some kind of coding error.

 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:11 AM

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

So I have heard a story about how there were only 499 of the 2007 Shelby Gt-H Convertibles, supposedly due to one of the Mustangs falling off the transporters, prior to it making it to Las Vegas to be transformed into the Gt-H. The mustang destined to become a GTH but never made it.
Is anyone here or in Shelby able to confirm or deny this story. And if so, any details to add?
Nonetheless an interesting story.

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I remember seeing #500 at the old North Las Vegas Museum.  I've got pictures of it somewhere.  There was 500 built for sure.

 

Having said that,  it wouldn't surprise me if one went missing somewhere along the line.

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:32 AM

So I have heard a story about how there were only 499 of the 2007 Shelby Gt-H Convertibles, supposedly due to one of the Mustangs falling off the transporters, prior to it making it to Las Vegas to be transformed into the Gt-H. The mustang destined to become a GTH but never made it.
Is anyone here or in Shelby able to confirm or deny this story. And if so, any details to add?
Nonetheless an interesting story.

CSSHELBYKID

Who knew that Ford stopped building Mustang's after they completed the Hertz order at the Flat Rock assembly plant? What else would explain why Ford would not be able to just build another Mustang to replace this 'damaged' car?

 

And you do realize that these cars were shipped to Shelby American by train rail cars and not by a truck transporter, right? I guess the story teller forgot that detail.

 

So to answer your question, no there are no details to add to the story you heard but if you get a chance to ask the person who told you this story on why didn't Ford just build another Mustang or how did the car fall off a truck when it was shipped by rail, please let us all know.

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

I remember seeing #500 at the old North Las Vegas Museum.  I've got pictures of it somewhere.  There was 500 built for sure.

 

Having said that,  it wouldn't surprise me if one went missing somewhere along the line.

 

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I believe the plaque you are referring to, displayed at the museum with an '06 GTH ,  incorrectly stated "a total of 517" cars were built.  



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

I believe the plaque you are referring to, displayed at the museum with an '06 GTH ,  incorrectly stated "a total of 517" cars were built.  

QSS is probably referring to 06H0500 that was owned by Shelby American at one point. This GTH was on display in the Speedway museum.

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:34 AM

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Yup, you're absolutely right. I completely mis-read QSS's comment.


Edited by HERTZ II, 09 October 2017 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

QSS is probably referring to 06H0500 that was owned by Shelby American at one point. This GTH was on display in the Speedway museum.

 

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That must have been it.  I remember #500 being at the museum.  Just couldn't remember if it was the 06 or 07 car.  I'm sure I've got pics somewhere.

 

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