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SWEDEMAN

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  1. That’s is crushing news, I’m so sorry to hear of such negligence. Here is the boom line, yes I’m going out in a limb here, tell me the last time you thought your veterinarian was extremely smart? Most are pure idiots. He would not have made it out of the room if it was my dog, he would have crawled out and hopefully the camera didn’t see me lay him flat out. Just a horrible story, my heart breaks for the family. Note: A new Us law was just enacted in the last month making animal cruelty a felony.
  2. Beautiful car, striking color combination I much prefer a colored car with chrome wheels or machine finish, than a straight up 3 way black. That black/black/black combo is played out and very yesterday.
  3. Welcome back. Thank you very much for your service. (My Dad flew 24 missions with the 392nd Bomb Group out of Wendling England and was the waist gunner on a B24. I have all his missions on paper and they are nerve racking to say the least. They were all over Nazi Germany and occupied France Then retired USAF SMS after 3 trips into Viet Nam in 1965).
  4. Very true and thought out statement. I live “mostly” by that motto.
  5. True. BUT.....be sure to always do your due diligence, as you can’t blame anyone but yourself if you get buried monetarily $$$ when the you (the buyer) is under self-induced ether of loud exhaust. LOL.
  6. Update: So I have been working with an excellent dealership who carries the Shelby brand. I want to recommend the Seattle Dealership for a thorough Shelby experience. Yes I know I usually don't have great things to say about dealerships in general, but I have been treated with exceptional care during my time looking at buying a 2019 Shelby GT. This dealership knows that we know a lot about the brand, the cars and they treated me as such. So there is only 1 dealership in Seattle who carries the brand and I have been treated well. Now whether I buy one or not remains to be seen, but if I were to 100% follow through, I would work with this dealer. Just an FYI.
  7. Thank you and enjoy that 2019 SGT, nice car for sure.
  8. Mhr1961, I have an Idea. You should continue to help out SA by buying a new SGT, your personal choice. You’ll get 0% interest on the loan, I believe for the car minus SA package. This will only give you a payment of $763 month for only 7 years with $20k down which you should get from the dealer on your trade in. Please post the new photos once you take delivery. Also this way you’ll be helping SA even more by backing your words and making the purchase. Good luck buying and keep us ALL informed of the progress.
  9. Mhr1961, I have an Idea.  You should continue to help out SA by buying a new SGT, your personal choice. You’ll get 0% interest on the loan, I believe for the car minus SA package. This will only give you a payment of $763 month for only 7 years with $20k down which you should get from the dealer on your trade in. Please post the new photos once you take delivery. Also this way you’ll be helping SA even more by backing your words and making the purchase. Good luck buying and keep us ALL informed of the progress.
  10. Lol. Please do post pictures of your car or post where we can see it. I am a fan and just because I don’t like the numbers $ doesn’t mean I don’t like the car. In fact I think it’s a fantastic car and I’m buying one if the numbers are right. One thing I am sure of is CS himself would have never allowed this, but as you said the “money” is bottom line in any business, I wholeheartedly agree. The BL here is they just alienated the existing Shelby built in customers, that is just short sighted. They also take banter/forum talk personally, I asked about a SC upgrade if I bought one, never answered. That’s just funny, it’s like I’ll make you pay for dissing my SGT, lol. The thing is I’ve always said the SGT was a quality build my issue was they left the entire existing Shelby GT customer behind. Rule number one or should I say business 101, always market to your existing customers. I’m looking at 3 right now, 2 on east coast and 1 on west coast, high $60’s in both areas.
  11. Realistically....it’s a $60k ++ car. They made huge mistakes when the brass wanted this car to compete with the revamped (not) 5.0 supersnake (yes I said mustang GT supersnake). They blew off the original SGT buyer and lost thousands of base SGT customers from the 2007 and up buyers but (from what I am told by dealers from east coast to west coast) the 2019 SGT’s were to be built on high dollar platforms, 401a with PP’s and loaded and a lot of the base Mustang GT prices were in the $50k range! to begin with.....huge mistake. One day they’ll realize just because they get bumped up to an executive level that doesn’t mean they have executive knowledge. I figure SA gave away $$millions in profit and multi-millions in gross sales because of this. But of course and as always, my opinion and $1 will buy you a cup of coffee at McDonald’s. Edited:
  12. I 100% agree with you, the black wheel is played out.
  13. Exactly. And Carroll would be rolling in his grave! There used to be a huge difference between a shelby supersnake and a shelby GT, now it is just salesmanship.
  14. This is a post that most know but don't comment on. SA's GT500 is really not the GT500 Supersnake that they used to make. The new SS is based off a Mustang GT chassis and 5.0 engine with a SC. A brand new 2020 GT500 that uses a "hand built 5.2 liter cross-plane crankshaft variant of the voodoo engine with an especially made chassis based on the GT350. Both of the FORD Shelby GT350 and GT500 are fitted with Fords Carbon Fiber front subframe which is 100% different than the subframe of the GT Mustang which SA bases their GT500 Supersnake on. My question is this: Which one would you rather have a brand new FORD GT500 with a 5.2 or a Shelby American branded Supersnake with the 5.0?
  15. ..... maybe a tiny bit...but it is so much MORE vicious. IMO, and I've owned both Whipple and Paxton GTSC's and drove them both well. The Paxton is so much more, maybe behaved, off the line/out of the hole. The Whipple/KB floats and spins out of the hole and are basically uncontrollable unless you are an excellent practiced driver. The Paxton screams at 2800-2900 RPM's. That does not mean there is zero boost when that is happening it just means the most boost comes on at those RPM's. All in all with the right driver, the Whipple/KB will most likely out power the Paxton but in most every case the Paxton is the better SC for performance both road and track. Yes Carroll knew what he was doing! It was only when they could not get 50 state certified is when he changed., otherwise every SGT/SC would have been a Paxton.
  16. Again...twobjshelbys you have a short memory. Now I’m not being anything but thruthful here but you always forget the GTSC had 3 SC options: 1) Paxton which was Carroll’s first option as his relationship with Paxton was long and dear. 2) Kene Bell 3) whipple. I don’t know why you always forget about the Paxton as we have talked about this several times. My favorite, was the Paxton by a long shot. The Whipple and KB they just had way too much power immediately and the cars just float across the lanes. I did have the whipple installed by SA LasVegas on my black/silver GTSC and from what I hear the KB was just like that. I also had the Paxton which was also installed at SA Las Vegas in my white/silver GTSC is different. The car comes out the hole straight as a string and comes in strong at 2800-2900 rpms which keeps the car in its lane. Oh, I think the whipple and KB may beat the Paxton by a hair if driven correctly, but by far there is a reason why Carroll chose Paxton and it wasn’t just for the relationship, it was the performance. The Paxton flat out was/is the better SC in the 4.6. Just thought I’d remind you again, with jest.
  17. Wow, the wheels make this car even that much better. 21” looks incredible, nice choice.
  18. Nice nice pictures, beautiful car color. Like the above, the straight on picture is incredible. This looks like the carbon fiber package with CF wheels, spendy option but do it while you can. Enjoy the moment. Nice!
  19. Your car is a GT350, not a GTH. I will say the GT350 is an amazing car. The car in this thread is a GTH which is a SA built car with zero build issues that I know of, the GT350 is purely a Fomoco product. The rants here are for the advice SA suits gave the dealers when the dealers were ordering these cars. (We, Shelby American, do not want to make a cheap car they must to be ordered with the 401a package...blah....blah....blah...)These cars were supposed to be a “price point car” for the blue collar Shelby buyer. However SA did not want the large volume of a great priced Shelby GT so they tried and failed at the promotion and in the midst lost thousands of blue collar Shelby buyers, whom originally bought the 2007-08 Shelby GT. They f’d it up so badly it destroyed there Shelby GT buyer base. There is a reason why there will never be a Ford factory backed (pre titled) Shelby Mustang ever again.(Except by Ford themselves). Carroll would be rolling in his grave! Note: after all that has been said regarding pricing structure and the the very high end packages input on these car, there has been no issues with the Shelby American build quality and/or the appearance of the 2019 SGT or SGTH. The new/used car business and most every business out there will take a big hit due to the current pandemic, if they can weather it at all. So to those who sold cars in the recent past and have cash put away to buy new one it could be the time to buy. Stay safe and healthy.
  20. Ah....that is a beautiful thing Chris. There a saying, no matter what you have there is no way to take what you have with you when your number is called. Enjoy the moment.
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