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    Took mine out for a wonderful drive too in honor of Carroll. I think Carroll would be proud to see the success Shelby American has made in the years since his death. RIP Carroll I like to think that my Dad and Carroll are up there proud of us here who are carrying on their legacies. CSSHELBYKID
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    This Thursday May 2nd Shelby American will be pulling the covers off the latest Shelby vehicle to come out of the Shelby American factory, a new model never seen before. The official unveil will take place at 1:00PM PST at Carroll Shelby International located in sunny Southern California. Shelby American will have this latest Shelby on display throughout the 7th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show two day event, also held at CSI HQ. I guarantee this vehicle will have you talking. Steven
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    The Marti reports for the older vehicles contain a lot more information than the new ones. The ones I know that have gotten one for the new cars, with expectations set by the reports for the older vehicles, have been disappointed, mostly because it's not very much info for quite a bit of money.
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    If anyone is interested https://www.thewrap.com/christian-bale-matt-damon-take-the-wheel-of-classic-cars-in-ford-v-ferrari-first-look-photos/
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    Had to take the intake off but it wasn't bad at all. Found the vacuum line. I extended it a few inches to give me some slack to make it easier for the manifold to go on. Manifold went on easy and all is good now. Going to register the car sometime this week.
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    Let me see if I can put some context into the discussion in an effort to end the daruma, although I highly doubt that will happen. To those who say that thread should not exist, and those who say it should, you both have valid points. Most sites specific to a certain brand would not allow such a tread to exist. There are some that will allow the comparison but, few that will allow a specific tread to follow the development of a competitor. Those sites are usually privately owned and as such, have a little more leeway. That being said, it says a lot to the commitment to free speech that SAI and Team Shelby has. Now, Free speech is a God given right, this platform is not. We will always try to accommodate our members so, I ask, before you level criticisms, keep that forefront in your mind. A decision we make will probably make one group happy while making the other group the opposite. The conduct that got the C8 thread shut down was actually not surprising considering the activity in the thread. But, in conjunction with all that had happened, it was fatal. We have rules out there for conduct. They are not that strict. Treat each other with respect or at worst, ignore each other. I find it disappointing when I allow others to control my emotion. If someone gets under your skin, you are allowing that. Use the ignore button both on the site and internally. If you feel the need to poke at someone, stop, think and pass on that opportunity. Have some “Damn Fun” as we say because you can go to work for drama. In the end, I would ask that we not start another brand specific thread outside of the Shelby product line. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to post and discuss competition but, let’s understand there is a lot of competition out there and not one other car in the world. And, we are A Shelby club and, Shelby is aligned with Ford. Lastly, how many of you are paid members? Team Shelby is one of the few car organizations that is growing. That’s due to the leadership of Tracey and the direction set. I realize some of you don’t make any events and your participation is confined to this webpage. IF that is the case, I would just like to say that one, this website costs money to operate and membership supports that cost. But, more importantly, you are missing out on some fantastic events and great times and great friendships. If you have comments or questions, please PM me. If need be, we can chat by phone.
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    Finally got my ambient air temperature to work. Quite by accident. I hit a piece of trash on the highway late on night and put a gash in my front spoiler. I ordered a new one and as I removed the old one, I noticed one of the wires were crimped. Basically the wires were pinched and almost cut completely through. That's why the read out in the dash would give out crazy numbers when it was raining and the car was underway. I rerouted the repaired wires and and my temperature gauge works perfectly. I didn't have to reset anything. So if your temperature gauge doesn't work, check the wires.
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    We all think our cars are special, & most of us try to make them unique, in spite of the fact that they are " mass " produced. Ever wonder " how many cars like YOURS Ford built " ? Owners of the 13 / 14 MY Shelby GT500's had to rely on spreadsheets in an effort to answer this question, often resulting in frustration..... .....( spreadsheet told me my 14 was " 1 of 21 " ) . A ( Personal Statistics Report ) based on your VIN, from ( www.martiauto.com ) will finally answer that question. This one page report, ( $ 60.00 + $ 7.00 shipping ) . " We will compare your vehicle to all other vehicles of the same year and model and tell you exactly how many vehicles are like yours and what makes yours unique. NOTE: The purpose of the Personal Statistics Report is to bring your VIN as close to a one-of-one as possible. The Personal Statistics Report will use only the features necessary to reach this objective and may not include all of the features of your VIN. " . Most importantly, this documentation is recognized in the collector car world.
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    SHELBY AMERICAN TO BUILD LIMITED EDITION SUPERCHARGED SHELBY GT-S MUSTANGS FOR SIXT RENT A CAR LOS ANGELES – May 2, 2019 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), has been commissioned to build a group of exclusive supercharged 2019 Shelby GT’s for SIXT Rent A Car. Based on the world-class Ford Mustang fastback, the 600+ horsepower “Shelby GT-S” announced today in Southern California is the first supercharged V8 powered Shelby rental car offered by a national chain in history. Clad in the company’s iconic orange and black, the first 20 cars will be available for rent at select Southern California, Southern Florida and Las Vegas locations. “Shelby American has earned a reputation for building the most exciting rental cars for over fifty years,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American president. “Our team is honored to make history with SIXT by offering the first supercharged V8 Ford Mustang available at multiple rental car locations across the US. The hot new SIXT edition 2019 Ford Shelby GT-S Mustang will make any trip an amazing and memorable adventure.” SIXT is a multinational car rental company with about 2,200 locations in over 105 countries. The company has been expanding across the USA since 2011 and is currently the country's fourth-largest car rental company. SIXT has 55 locations including 20 top airports in the United States. Most recently, the mobility service provider was honored with the World Travel Awards as the USA’s leading car rental company and the Trazee Award as the most popular car rental company among the Millennials target group. "Our customers are itching to get behind the wheel of the first SIXT customized Shelby,” said Sebastian Birkel, CEO, SIXT USA. “We're always looking to grow our fleet with premium cars that bring passion and excitement to the drive. We can’t think of car that better fits that idea than Ford's brand new fully loaded Shelby. This will be the first ever supercharged Shelby available to rent and we are thrilled to have it at SIXT” The Shelby GT-S sports cars will be built by Shelby American at its Las Vegas facility for rental in the summer of 2019. Each rental fastback will be powered by a supercharged 5.0L V8 and 10 speed automatic transmission. Shelby tailored the suspension to maximize the car’s capabilities without sacrificing ride quality. The Brembo brakes have impressive stopping power to match the Shelby’s amazing power. The exterior features proprietary bodywork, SIXT badges and stylish wheels, while Shelby touches can be found throughout the interior. Many of the components were developed specifically for SIXT’s Shelby GT-S program. “The SIXT edition Shelby GT-S combines terrific handling with astonishing power, excellent braking, a muscular exhaust note and striking good looks,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Head of Development. “We worked closely with SIXT to design a car that makes a bold statement when you see it and then delivers when behind the wheel. SIXT is giving the public a very rare opportunity to enjoy one of the best sports cars in the world at some of the most exciting destinations in the US. This is the rental car experience that people could only dream about before the Shelby GT-S.” Every Shelby GT-S will receive a Shelby serial number and be included in the official Shelby Registry. Once the cars are retired from rental duty, they will be available for purchase and the new owners can return their Shelby GT-S to the factory for further enhancements. Individuals interested in renting or buying a Shelby GT-S Mustang please visit www.SIXT.com. The Shelby American facility is at 6405 Ensworth Street in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.shelby.com. About Shelby American, Inc. Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake, and GT post-title packages for the 2005-2019 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com. About SIXT Headquartered in Pullach, near Munich, Germany, SIXT SE is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share and SIXT ride, the company offers a unique, integrated range of global mobility services in the areas of car rental, car sharing and ride services. These products can be booked via a single app that also integrates the services of mobility partners. SIXT is present in approximately 110 countries worldwide. The company’s strengths lie in its consistent customer focus, its culture of innovation with strong technological expertise, its high share of premium cars in the fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. The SIXT Group generated revenues of EUR 2.6 billion in 2017 and is one of the most profitable mobility service providers worldwide. SIXT SE, the Group’s parent company, has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1986 (WKN common shares: 723132, WKN preferred shares: 723133). https://about.sixt.de ### Media Contacts Shelby American: Scott Black of TPRM at (214) 520-3430 ext. 303 or sblack@tprm.com SIXT: Cody Beavers at (888) 942-7498 ext. 4034 or cody.beavers@sixt.com SIXT Edition Shelby GT-S Feature List Performance 600+ horsepower Shelby Supercharger (program specific) Shelby GT deep draw hood with vents Shelby GT front fascia assembly Front brake and hub bearing cooling ducts Shelby spec 20inch wheels, staggered Shelby X-COMP tires Ford Performance springs Ford Performance sway bars Shelby by Borla cat-back exhaust “SHELBY” by Brembo front brake system (program specific) Exterior “SHELBY” upper grille Shelby rocker panels Shelby rocker wings Rear spoiler “SHELBY” Tail light panel Le Mans style striping “SHELBY GT-S” driver and passenger side stripes (program specific) Shelby GT Emblems and badging “SIXT SUPERCHARGED” side badging (program specific) Interior Shelby leather interior (program specific) “SHELBY” lighted door sill plates “SHELBY” engine caps CSM numbered dash plaque and engine plate (program specific) Shelby tech signature manufacturing plate “SHELBY” Embroidered floor mats
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    Well, we had such a great time last year. If your so inclined, start at the track on August 13th and 14th moving to Dearborn. We will be visiting at least one of the largest Ford collections in the world. On Friday, we will board a private train and where someone will meet their demise and, its up to us to find the culprit (after Dinner of course) Saturday its private parking at Woodward with Shelby America and a few other notable folks. More details will follow but make sure you save the dates cause its going to be a blast August 13th, 14th track days August 15th, through the 23rd in Dearborn Stay tunned
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    Today marks the seventh anniversary of Carroll Hall Shelby's passing so how about we celebrate the legacy of ol' Shel by taking your favorite vehicle out for a spin this weekend. Ice cream with the young ones or grand-kids, date night with your significant other, a spirited drive on the back roads by yourself, doesn't matter which, only matters that you drive the vehicles Carroll built or inspired which certainly will fulfill Carroll's mission that he built these cars to be driven. Enjoy your ride. Steven
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    Beautiful job, congrats.Love the chrome razors!
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    The events dont produce themselves. Directors and State directors and members put a lot of effort into making them happen. My point is this, if that's something you want to see, can it happen, absolutely! Call your regional or state rep and get the conversation going. That's how Dearborn happened and will happen this year again. If you want more info, reach out to me via PM and we will chat
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    Sean - No shit man.... Unfortunately with ignore options you can still see someone's post when another person quotes them. So here it is: Mongoose - Wow. I can't believe you are still attacking and making negative comments about me because I ignored you. "Small man behind the computer syndrome" at it's finest. Your problem is you think your opinion is above the opinions of others... About everything. You are all to eager to cast stones, call people names, be degrading, etc. yet the first opinion or comment that doesn't match yours and you are offended. Your like a heckler at a stand up comic show giving the comedian shit because he said something controversial, but funny as hell and you're the only person not laughing and must make your opinion known. It sucks being around anyone like that. It reminds me of the term "energy vampires" as they suck the energy right out of a room. I am a very open minded individual with a very long fuse, but I don't tolerate bullshit.... ever. And you Sir have dealt more than your share. At the end of the day, I don't give a rats ass what your opinion is of me and frankly no one else cares either. Why you persist in making your thoughts known after the other party ignores you is simply a sign that your are nothing more than a forum troll trying to goad people into an internet argument for your own pleasure so you can have something to do everyday. Its sad really.... Good people have quit this forum and/or been offended by you. I do not have the time or desire to engage with you and placate your ongoing senseless banter. I've given this some thought and there is a time for everything to end. So its official: I'm done with Team Shelby all together. Good day to you all and best of luck in the future. Blake - VIPERNC OUT!
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    Two Super Snakes at Mustangs On The Wharf today in Santa Cruz, CA. Red one mine with the 2017 SS package. Blue one is the new 2019 SS package. John
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    Last Thursday during the Shelby American media day it was officially announced that OVC (Original Venice Crew) has become an authorized Shelby American mod-shop. OVC is located in Gardena California and are the builders of the 1965 Shelby GT350 “OVC Competition Model” sports car. OVC will be referred to as what we sometimes call a Tier II mod-shop which in simple terms means they will not be installing any CSM numbered packages but rather will be installing SPP parts/products including but not limited to superchargers, wheels/tires, upgraded brakes, exhaust systems, etc. Shelby American will train the OVC staff to ensure the same level of quality and performance that you've come to expect from Shelby American over the last 15 years. Below is a link to a news article with more details on OVC becoming a part of the Shelby American family. https://theshopmag.com/news/original-venice-crew-named-official-shelby-mod-shop Steven
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    I know when they were testing the new Z28, they had Over Heating problems. They removed the Bow Tie Emblem from the Grill and that worked. Since they didn't want to lose the Bow Tie Emblem, they decided to design a Hollow Emblem. Hard to believe that something that small created such a huge problem...……….. unless GM lied...…...
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    Really Nice! 👍🏻
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    Just for you Mongoose .............. Rootbeer and ice cream really doesn’t sound that good now that you think about it ......
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    Below is the text from the SAI press release: LAS VEGAS – June 8, 2017 – An initiative to explore new business opportunities has resulted in a special one-off Shelby version of a 1997 Ford Mustang by Shelby American, Inc. The car was recently delivered to its owner in Central Texas after the team at Shelby American reimagined the car as if the company had built it new in 1997. “Shelby American has an extensive history of creating experimental cars and one-off customer vehicles during the 1960s,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “Because we’re still hot rodders at heart, we accepted this project in that tradition as part of our global business expansion initiative. Our goal was to create new opportunities for the company with projects that inspire the staff as we apply new technologies to other programs.” Shelby American’s roots with these types of projects stretch back to one-off cars like the “Green Hornet” and “Little Red” from Shelby fifty years ago; the company’s history includes experimental cars like the twin turbo Ford Shelby GT500 named “Code Red” in the 2000’s. An unusual opportunity from Central Texas was the latest in this line. “Joseph Tice of Central Texas owned a 1997 Mustang GT and approached us to build a one-off car, as if there was a Shelby version offered that year,” explained Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “He wanted it to look OEM, but feature contemporary technology and performance. It was much more of a challenge than anyone initially thought. The car was in a state of partial assembly when it arrived at Shelby American in Las Vegas. First, a “creative brief” with the parameters, goals and vision for the car was created. Then a handpicked team of craftsmen, led by Vice President of Operations Vince LaViolette, completely took the car apart. No system was left untouched, from the interior to the new drivetrain, brakes, cosmetics and suspension. “We literally took the Mustang down to the bones,” said LaViolette. “We hand built a supercharged 4.6L engine, rebuilt the transmission to handle it, transformed the suspension and added an incredible braking system. Inside and out, it became a showcase, but retains a factory feel. It even has a special badge, ‘CSM100SPECIAL’ with a serial number for the official Shelby Registry. It’s the ‘Shelby that might have been’ if we’d been turning out Ford Mustang based cars in 1997. It’s a total sleeper that can kick tail on the street and mystify people with its unique provenance.” Delivered on May 16, 2017, to a very satisfied Mr. Tice, the “Racer Red” 1997 car includes: Performance equipment Rebuilt 4.6L V8 engine P1SC Procharger with Intercooler Flowmaster Exhaust Eibach Suspension upgrade Adjustable Clutch Quadrant Short Throw Shifter Performance Driveshaft Body components New Shelby paint with factory racing stripes Body Appearance Package Performance wheels and tires New hood Shelby engine badge Interior components New complete interior including seats, carpet and dash pad Shelby gauge Pod Custom programs are not new as Porsche has its “Exclusive” tailoring program and even Aston Martin has its “Q” program. But this project went much further than most carmakers. “We built this car for someone who believed the only limits should be his imagination,” said Conway. “We’ve not yet determined if we’ll repeat this type of project again, but it certainly challenged our team. The success of this car certainly demonstrates the technical prowess and capabilities of Shelby.”
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    Morning all..... Wishful thinking on his part for sure ..... FYI It’s hot down here in the panhandle ......
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    Under the hood of the 2020 Shelby GT500. Cool information check it out below ...click it No more prop rod for one ...... http://www.mustangandfords.com/news/1905-under-the-hood-2020-shelby-gt500-discovered-few-new-details
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    Yes Sir Goose!!….they're all free...….
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    The GT350 manual is for stick shift buyers and the GT500 with the DCT for the others. I also heard that both models are going to be sold alongside to cater for all.
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    Diecast is NOT autographed, only the COA has Chuck Cantwell's signature. No proceeds of the sale go to the CS Foundation. SAI was not involved in the design or approval process so any accuracy errors with the engine need to be directed to the manufacturer. No number requests allowed, you will receive a random diecast somewhere between the numbers of #02 and #96 An email blast is going out the morning of May 9th which will pretty much guarantee these being sold out today. Do not hesitate if you are wanting one. Steven
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    Ed, Great to have you joining us this year at The Cobra Experience with your 2019 Ford GT !!! I've updated post #2 above to show your reservation. See you this Saturday in Martinez about 8:30am. Best, Jim
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    Seems to rain everyday this spring especially the weekends. Haven't had my cars out in weeks.
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    I don’t foresee a ground up vehicle happening either, but who knows what the future holds. I have no problem with Electric Vehicles and SAI may very well have to step in to that arena at some point in the not too distant future and I wouldn’t lump all Shelby Enthusiasts in to internal combustion engine fans. I like both, and have no problem with SAI building an Electric Vehicle. There have already been several electric Cobras (Replicas) produced and they are fast. Back to topic.... The new Shelby GT-S. It is now shown on the SIXT website. I entered some dates for May, July and then October but it currently shows unavailable. Hopefully we will see an announcement from SAI when it will be available in to the SIXT rental Fleet. I want to rent one when I go to Vegas in late summer because I am considering buying a 2019 Shelby GT Convertible, so hopefully this new Shelby GT-S will be available soon.
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    Or did she say no 4 years in a roll. ......no no no no. Oh OK . Just kidding
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    Love the color combo, I wouldn’t touch these after they are rented, they will absolutely be beat to living hell while rented. That said this is a great way to get Shelby business and continue to push the Name, it’s also a great way to get people to rent before they order their own Shelby GT.
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    Same here waiting on the 2020 GT500 HP and pricing.... …..AND can't wait to see it on the track doing it's thing.....
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    Thanks Steve, guess we'll read about it in a book someday, many years from now lol.
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    The same comparison applies between a GT500 and GT350(R) (of any generation you choose). The GT500 was a straight line car, the GT350R for twisty road tracks. It also applied recently when Ford had both the GT500 and Boss302.
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    Beautiful 67 '350. What Shelby number? Note to Big Al: there is no 1967 SGT, only Ford Mustang GT and Shelby GT350 and GT500. This is a good time to read up on the classic Shelby cars from any number of books and to get a copy, if you can find one, of the Shelby magazine that covers the 2007 SGT.😎
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    Oh yeah no big deal Goose it's sure not the end of the world.....I know I've said this before but I'll say it again!!!... ….I should have bought a new 14 GT500 when I had the chance...RED w BLK stripes and I sat with my sales guy at my local dealer and brand new in 14 I could have bought it at $63k.... ….Oh WELL!!!!!.....Ya snooze ya lose!!!!!...……..
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    Thanks!!…..Yes was thinking about that as the new GT500 is coming out like you say it may force them to drop the price on these...who knows and if not well it's not well they can sit on it and if they insist on sticking to that price so be it they can keep it...it won't be the end of the world by no means......
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    Thanks for the help Mach much appreciated bud.....I checked into buying a car in the US and taking it back but it's a total PIA and very costly but I do know dealers do it often but they have connections on how to bypass the system that I don't have...I agree even with these tires being that old with very little to no wear they still should be changed for safety sakes...I know the prices in the US are amazing and we are totally getting hosed up here...I'll be calling them tomorrow and will give them an offer and if they take it fine if not they can go pound sand...I can afford the car but just ain't going to lose that kind of coin just to have the car....yes Mach it's identical to your GT500 just with the Track Pack but that does not really matter as I won't be tracking the car at all....like I say I'll find out more tomorrow.
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    Thanks Goose....I love the 13-14 GT500's but I can buy a brand new ZL1 Camaro for only $3k more and that's a 2019....$6k more gets me a 18-19 Hellcat kind of crazy I know because the GT500 in 2014 went for $67k now 5 years later they want $71k.....
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    Heck that’s my clone I had. Triple black with black wheels. 5 yeas ago I couldn’t stand black wheels. My 17 Z51 has the red stripes in the black wheels. It breaks up the black a tad. Wow that’s low mileage on that 14 GT 500. Does it have the two SVT performance options ? What about Recaros ? They are really nice to have but they are leather and not as tight fitting as the current cloth 350 Recaros.
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    Well I'm off to the big city of Halifax to visit my boy.... ……..Ya'll get along hear?????...….
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