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  1. 5 points
    I just saw someone on Facebook share info about this. At first I thought it was fake. I don't know what Shelby or Ford or whoever was thinking, but I think it's WRONG to use GT-H and call it "Heritage." The H in Shelby GT-H has always been for Hertz. The black and gold paint scheme and GT-H name should only mean one thing... the Hertz Rent A Racer, the 1,001 GT350Hs they made in 1966, the 500 GT-H coupes in 2006, the 500 GT-H convertibles in 2007, and the 171 GT-H coupes in 2016. Don't like this idea at all.
  2. 5 points
    He is the guy who would always post what he was eating that day..... The Lobby. I might have chosen The Pub, but The Lobby works. Out for a drive this AM with a friend..... quite the spectacle.
  3. 4 points
    Congratulations. You win the ignore button.... "Yee of Thin Skin".
  4. 4 points
    Shelby American Inc is pleased to announce our brand new digital format Shelby magazine. It's filled with the latest news and stories including articles by top journalists like Evan Smith and Steve Statham. This publication is a must read for every enthusiast. Below is a link to our very first issue, be sure to download it https://issuu.com/shelbyamericanmagazine/docs/shelby_magazine_issue_1_march_2019_?e=37593132/68691542 The Shelby Magazine is a digital publication of Shelby American in collaboration with Shelby Licensing, Carroll Shelby’s Store, The Carroll Shelby Foundation, Shelby Performance Parts and Team Shelby.
  5. 4 points
    Good info BB...Ford knows what they are doing and they put them there for a good reason...I don't find they look bad at all actually they look kind of cool sorta like the push twist ones of old....
  6. 4 points
    Facebook..... you won't ever catch me on there. Not to mention their questionable ethics... This is as close to social media as I get both professionally and personally.
  7. 4 points
    Recently we did have a promotion for the 2006-08 GT/GTH owners where a optional interior upgrade was included as part of the GT/SC package at no charge. Although this promotion has expired if you email me your contact info I'll walk it over to our sales department and have them take good care of you. If you call our sales department directly you will be told the promotion has expired so send me an email at stevent@shelby.com FYI, this customer good will gesture I'm offering is limited so please don't email me in January saying that you want to take me up on this. Steve
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    My ‘07 SGT has been for sale for a couple months now to use the dough (and space) for a new DD..... This new announcement just sealed the deal for me......NOT for sale anymore! I totally concur with Jim Clark!
  10. 4 points
    I didn't realize his wife was for sale.
  11. 4 points
    Well……., originally instead of the challenger joke I was going to use a corvette joke……but everybody knows you can’t sleep comfortably in a corvette unless you take your AARP card and McDonalds Gift Cards out of your hip pocket……..
  12. 4 points
    In just about any High heat area of the country it is almost paramount to have your house split in to two zones instead of 1 big unit. One of the first things I did was replace a single 5 ton unit with 2 three ton units and split the cooling of the house in to 2 zones. The heat here in Texas over the past 5 summers has caused me 3 outages but I was never without a cool part of the house to go to. Or if you don’t want to go to that expense you can always put a small “mini split” unit somewhere in the house for about $1500 and that way you will always have a cool spot as a back up plan. In BB’s case, he could put a mini split in his garage to keep his garage queens comfortable year round and if his house AC goes out again he won’t have to get a hotel. He can just go out in the garage and fire up the mini split and sleep in the comfort of that big, bloated, and primer coated Challenger………......
  13. 4 points
    Torque news is wrong. Here are the sales figures for the USA in 2018. ps: I don't have the sales figures for "worldwide" handy, but I guarantee you the Challenger and Camaro are NOT outselling the Mustang Worldwide either. Sales Results - USA - Camaro, Challenger, Mustang - 2018 Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Camaro 2,867 3,680 5,245 4,529 4,529 4,530 25,380 Challenger 3,405 6,093 8,150 5,892 7,005 6,822 37,367 Mustang 4,732 5,800 8,632 7,125 8,739 7,400 42,428 When your sales numbers are higher than your competitors it means you are outselling them.........
  14. 4 points
    Not that I ever took the stuff but it should have been legalised years ago.....I worked part time as a bouncer at local clubs and give me a guy stoned on weed any day compared to a guy drinking alcohol.
  15. 4 points
    Black is not a color.....it's a career.
  16. 4 points
    Ford didn't just stick Cobra on an ordinary Torino...The only Torino that had Cobra stamped on the side was also packing a big 428cj in 1968 and a 429scj in 1970 along with some cosmetic goodies that made it stand out...as far as Mopar using the Hemi badging on their trucks is the same reason they had it on Cudas Challengers Road Runners on other cars back in the day was because of the Hemi engine same as the Ram trucks of today because of the Hemi engine...you won't see Hemi on an SUV unless it's got a Hemi engine in it...As far as Shelby SS on an F-150 it's no ordinary truck by far.. anything that packs 750hp is worthy of the name but what Ford is planning on doing is putting the name Mach1 on an ECO SUV and that's a totally different ballgame and not worth of the name IMO
  17. 3 points
    This was my hobby for the past 30+ years and was lucky to make some dough at the same time. I did this because l loved driving these awesome cars the money was the secondary reason . Can’t do that anymore with the high prices these machines are at today. The 10 year old SGT’s aren’t appreciating like the 10 year old boss did back in 1980. Those were some really fun times collecting cars from the past. GTO’s , SS 396 , Corvettes and Shelby’s . But today’s cars are more fun and awesome to drive . So I’ve moved on from the classics. Still buy and sell a bit. Today it’s just not happening like back in the 80’s. The last car I made out on was the 05 Ford GT I sold after 10+ years. I tried that on a 10 year old SGT with a ton of provenance but barely made $1K. The others aren’t collectible like the past. Maybe in 20 years or maybe not. Below is a collection I put together for our grandkids. Half the cars are missing because I could not fit them all in I put this on T shirt for them to wear . Will’s favorite cars and papa’s too !
  18. 3 points
    Yep. saw the Red Stitching too. I also noticed that, the Car isn't even in production yet and it is already being held together with Duct Tape...………………….
  19. 3 points
    I thought it was a jet ski with tank treads. blub blub
  20. 3 points
    Model T's weren't that powerful in Tek's era...……..
  21. 3 points
    Yep, you're a Mustang enthusiast and not into Vettes. It's ok, were on a Shelby forum!
  22. 3 points
    How about I have the old school boring silver wheels powder coated black?!
  23. 3 points
    The new Tacoma will go into the one car off to the right there (angled). The driveway is plenty wide for a swing to pull it in, and for backing out as well. All four garages will have A/C. Wall mounted LG’s. The ceilings are 11’ in all four stalls. The garage door openers in the front three bays have header mounted units, so the doors can roll way up hugging the ceilings for top car roof clearance. No unsightly motor’s hanging down either. Still deciding on an epoxy coat color for the garage floors. There’s still accent paint colors to be added.. the painters were out of the right color the day they painted the house. And of course the desert landscape is last to be done.
  24. 3 points
    Although the C5 in my driveway is starting to sway me a bit.
  25. 3 points
    Oh boy...... you guys lost me. I’ll stay out of this one.
  26. 3 points
    Ok, I saved the Slopars for last! This was a concourse 426 HEMI car . The factory sticker was “taped” to the glass. Just as a novelty, but pretty cool nonetheless. This guy pulled in and had a stream of people following him to his spot...waiting for him to get out of the car and raise the hood. I’m guessing it was painted B5 Blue??? This Demon has a 440 six pack with a pistol grip 4spd. Again, a rare sight in the wild. The detail to his restoration was top notch. This Plum Crazy Dart was freaking beautiful. PLUS, it had a late model 6.1 HEMI installed. Very very cool I thought. The owner is a Viet Nam vet. Nice dude. Very modest. I love white guts in a car. Not EZ to keep clean, but looks really cool IMHO! I hope you enjoyed the pics boyz! I enjoyed sharing them.
  27. 3 points
    Just curious did they add the belt tensioner part that stops it from slipping/shredding, several of us had that issue. I went the next level up and just added the 10 rib belt, but I would at minimum get the tensioner. The package should come with it, but I would make sure. You are going to love it!!!!
  28. 3 points
    Well kudos to Donnie he's a good soul...as long as they're taken care of..I'm sure they're lost right now but with some TLC they'll be fine.
  29. 3 points
    Me back in the 80's apparently getting ready for a Frank Zappa look-a-like contest.
  30. 3 points
    You don't???......Poor guy!!!...……….
  31. 3 points
    They can design the new C8 for a younger audience all they want. The “younger” buyer doesn’t have a hundred geezles to drop on a car. Nor is it on their radar screen to do so. Young people want Uber and Lyft to take them around. Young people are changing the face of how we ALL live and what is being offered to us ALL for purchase. Gina is in the food business...well, the CPG business. She can tell ya first hand that Millenials are directing traffic on all things “retail”. Life is changing faster than my 5 o’clock shadow. I’m lucky to be able to understand the benefit of Amazon and other E-Commerce, and be able to, and unafraid to use it. The cars in my current stable are already dinosaurs...sans maybe my 350? But I don't give two shyts. Before long I’ll be dead and none of the cars being designed and built for the next round of buyers (whomever and however old they are) will make a shyt to me. I live day to day, and enjoy what I have, day to day. I’m not in any competition to have the next best “thing”. Life is short and until you have a health scare, you might not feel that way. With age comes wisdom, and humility.
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    new corvette CE "Canadian Edition"........
  34. 3 points
    Yes, agree..... “Ford would be smart to make a car like this”. But NOT A MUSTANG!!!!!!!!!!! Call it what it is.....the all new Fusion.
  35. 3 points
    Well I think there is something special about the 16 GT-H and if there will only ever be 171 of us that appreciate it, then that is what it is. If nothing else, the 50th Anniversary and the most HP that that made it's way into the Shelby Hertz rental fleet set these apart. The 06/07 body style (which I like a lot) was still retro. I rented #135 06 and loved that experience. The 16 is modern styling, leaving retro behind. To be honest, I did not care much for the current body style until I spotted the GT-H. The 16 GT-H treatment brought out the beast in that car. I just didn't see it before. Now I can't stop looking at it. I agree that Hertz employed poor marketing in unloading the cars. But secondary market determines the value over time and we are no where near that time yet to determine what the market value of these cars will be. Respectfully, I don't see these dropping into the $20's. As far as the last dozen left, they are said to be bottom of the barrel cars. I find it very difficult to accept a blank statement that 16 GT-H's are valued at $38K now, based upon the last of a poor marketing campaign. With these cars, it is all about condition, condition and condition. And then condition. Hertz has them priced at in the $38-39K range, but many of the non-Hertz cars for sale are above that. We need to get these last 12 out of the way. And depending on condition, we may see them re-appear again. I am guessing most of us will be die hard owners, and the supply on the market will not be that great. On another note, there seems to be about 5% of the 06/07's for sale at any given time. So, if 5% is the norm, then once the 16's are all off the market, we could see 8=9 cars for sale at any time. I would guess lower. I remember posting a while back that I thought the 16 GT-H's would sell out December 2018. We will see! Good discussion with differences of opinion. Time will tell. Frankly, I don't care much - I doubt you will ever see my #130 up for sale. When I am gone, my son wont sell it either. If you are reading this and a long term owner, read my post about the Engine ECM - once I write it up. Brent
  36. 3 points
    True. Media and historians started using the 64.5 designation to differentiate the differences in the "early 1965" (Ford designation) models with generators (instead of alternator), 260 V8, different hood and such. The 64.5 designation has been embedded incorrectly in discussion for over fifty years. Similar to the legendary incorrect reference to early references to hardtop Mustang as a coupe. A hardtop is a two door sedan with roll down rear quarter windows, the coupe, like the current series of Mustangs, is a two door with fixed rear quarter windows. I know...how picky!
  37. 3 points
    Not sure if I posted here so FYI, 06H0050 GT-H/SC done back in Sept/Oct 2009 at Shelby @ their Las Vegas Motor Speedway facility. Paxton serial # 066 (kind of cool) Thanks Bud Man, Amy, Gary P & Gary D. Exciting times back then. Had everyone on the GT-H certificate that owners get sign my dash along with Cleo Shelby.
  38. 3 points
    The more I think about this the more irritated I get! I was kinda cool with it at first because it was a nice car, but now I'm realizing that Shelby American is destroying a Heritage, not creating one!
  39. 3 points
    Winter!?!?!..... ….....that's when you take out your winter toys like ATV's and SxS's and snowmobiles!!!!…… ….love winter it's fun.....
  40. 3 points
    Ford is going to be a bit quiet on the GT500 for now because they just released to the public the Bullitt. Those have been hitting dealer lots recently and Ford is not going to steal thunder away from the Bullitts until they are almost all sold off. It would be stupid marketing to do otherwise. Ford really has been brilliant in their marketing of the Mustang the past decade and it shows in sales. My guess is that it will probably be another 2 months before you start seeing significantly more news about the 2020 GT500. You may see a spy shot here or there but the real marketing won’t start until they have sold about 75 to 80% of the Bullitt Edition.
  41. 3 points
    I wanted to share my buying experience with everyone. I was in a quandary as my 2007 convertible is #79. 2016 #79 is available, as stated above. I couldn't bring myself to buy that car with the horrible repair work done to it. I wanted an accident free and complete (all Hertz GTH parts there) car. I had narrowed my search down to a top 5. All of them were in California. I am in Virginia, so I was going to have to add in transportation fees, or airline tickets to get it. I found car #54 in Winston Salem, NC which is drive-able from where we are. Car #54 was missing the winglets and the floor mats, which scared me, since I had been reading they were no longer available. I called Jeremy at Shelby and asked if these parts were available if I purchased this car and he advised yes they were. The car was accident free, so we took the plunge. We purchased Car #54 with this in mind. I was able to negotiate the price of the car by advising Hertz of the missing parts and how much they cost. My wife and I drove to Winston Salem and picked up the car. I was able to order the parts I needed from Jeremy and am in the process of getting the car put back to complete. My advice is to find the best car for what you want. I read the dealer in Arizona wouldn't budge on the price for #79, which is a shame for a car that needs stripes and a grille. We are very happy with our purchase and finally took it to our local cars and coffee this morning. Ken
  42. 3 points
    Yup, that about sums it up! I once had a doctor tell me to cut down on my beer drinking.... my new doctor and I talk about where to get a good IPA during my visits. Have I made some poor choices in my life... yes! Will I make more ... yes! Do I dwell on it... no!
  43. 3 points
    Back in Detroit in 1965..... It was always cool waiting for the new models to hit the dealer lots. Yeah it seems like yesterday I would walk on the Pontiac lot and look at all those 65 GTO’s sitting there. Get inside and shift the hurst shifter pretending it was mine. Go onto the next one and the next one. Then go over to the olds dealership and do it all over again. It’s strange but I don’t remember any 65 Shelby’s at any of the ford dealerships. The mustang for 65 wasn’t even on our radar at the time.....It was GM and Mopar mostly that ruled the Woodward ave crowd. Ford did drag race the mustang out in California with Mel burns . But a 289 hipo just didn’t get it done on the street back then. 1969 changed all of that and Ford was back in the game. Now I was looking at the ford car lots and ended up buying a slightly used 1970 mach1. Fond memories for sure and I’ve been hooked all these years mostly with Ford. Thanks Mongoose for sharing those old pictures. When was the last time you saw a car salesperson where a tie ?
  44. 3 points
    No mules shots or info today...sooo. Hey Keefer..... I got the 09 KR yesterday . Man she runs out nice. A lot louder then I remembered from 2010. Few .shots after I washed her this am . The two stable mates This re-sizing is a pain in the Auss.
  45. 3 points
    The costume department for Saturday Night Fever called. They want their suit back...........
  46. 3 points
    Add on another 13,000 or so for the rest of the world and you’re killing it.
  47. 3 points
    Hey Mongoose.......yep camping 2 hours north of our home. Helen GA alpine village in the north ga mountains. Can you spot bailey. She barks at every dear that wonders by. They look at her and basically laugh ? North Ga mountains is a beautiful area for hiking , camping , fall leaves and outdoor sports. The weather is 5 degrees cooler in the summer time ...ahh
  48. 3 points
    At the end of the day what does it matter as long as both are still around and doing well....I bow down to all nice cars I see especially the Big American 3 but I do have all the respect in the world for the Euro cars also...bring em all on!!!.....Sorry for the babble lingo but I'm sure you get my drift.....
  49. 3 points
    Well said Goose and totally agree with you...……..All brands are beautiful in different ways......Oh and by the way good catch on the little "warship Corvettes"....by the way they were Canadian war ships and my both uncles Wallace and Leslie served on them during WWll..they were built to escort and protect convoys of merchant ships loaded with fuel food and all kinds of supplies to aid the war effort in Europe...they would go in convoys of up to 50 ships and would leave from the Ports of St.John New Brunswick...Halifax Nova Scotia to England...only 4 Corvettes per convoy and they would have to protect all 50 merchant ships it wasn't easy...there is one left "The HMCS Sackville" and it's docked at the Maritime Museum on Halifax harbour and it's the one my Uncle Leslie served on...his sons took him there to walk on it's decks one more time before he passed away.
  50. 3 points
    The car that started the whole Shelby train a rollin’ for me! Ordered it Jan 2007, delivered April 2007. I joined what was Stangs Unleashed at the time, in May 2006 to learn more about the upcoming GT500’s and soon after Team Shelby acquired the site and turned into what we have now. If not for this very car.....I would not be talking to you guys today!!
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