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they must not be doing to bad. I know they dont sell the Shelby F-150s, since Tuscany builds them, but they must make some money on royalties. I have a feeling something "good" may happen with Shelby in the next few months (just trying to be positive people :shift: )

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Mike thank you so much for your service as well, you and I will always be brothers!

I also I wanted to thank Chris for reaching out and giving me contact information. I will look to trying to contact you tomorrow, and hope you can help me out.

Thanks mark

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What I find interesting is when folks speculate or spread rumors of Shelby American's demise, do they not realize that the current Shelby car company has outlasted the 1960's Shelby car company, has outlasted the 1980's Shelby car company and has outlasted the 1990's Shelby car company.

 

That's right the current Shelby car company has been building cars for eleven years straight so I just don't get it. Hey at least they're consistent.

 

Steve

What I find interesting is that if they do close the doors, it's probably not going to be forever anyway. It wasn't the last 3 times.

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also got to think about this. At least Shelby American is doing better than Saleen.

 

 

... but Saleen sets the bar pretty low...

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... but Saleen sets the bar pretty low...

Saleen is about to be History......AGAIN.

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Haha. I remember a video somewhere, where Caroll says, "We'll let the people that wanna build electric cars do their thing....and we'll keep building hot rods, like we've always done." I may have taken liberties on the exact quote, but it was very close to that.

 

I loved that!

 

He passed before the Tesla S blew away the Hellcat on the drag strip. I wonder what his thoughts would be on that today?

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Carroll was not close minded about the potential of Electric Vehicles. Here is a video of him taking a spin in an electrically powered Cobra.Video is circa 2010. If I recall correctly he was dabbling in the EV Cobra several years before he passed away.

 

 

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqCsLzWRrM

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Haha. I remember a video somewhere, where Caroll says, "We'll let the people that wanna build electric cars do their thing....and we'll keep building hot rods, like we've always done." I may have taken liberties on the exact quote, but it was very close to that.

 

I loved that!

 

He passed before the Tesla S blew away the Hellcat on the drag strip. I wonder what his thoughts would be on that today?

 

He also passed before Tesla started killing people with their unreliable electronic gadgets. And give me that Tesla at the Texas Mile and it will be toast, I guarantee it.

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What I find interesting is when folks speculate or spread rumors of Shelby American's demise, do they not realize that the current Shelby car company has outlasted the 1960's Shelby car company, has outlasted the 1980's Shelby car company and has outlasted the 1990's Shelby car company.

 

That's right the current Shelby car company has been building cars for eleven years straight so I just don't get it. Hey at least they're consistent.

 

Steve

 

I also should have added that the current Shelby car company has built more cars than the 1960's Shelby car company, has built more cars than the 1980's Shelby car company and has built more cars than the 1990's Shelby car company.

 

So not only has the current company outlasted all the previous companies but has built more cars than all three companies combined along with offering more models for enthusiasts to choose from.

 

But according to a select few the company is going out of business. I guess if they say it long enough, at some point they might luck out and be correct but so far they have been wrong for the last twelve years going on thirteen years.

 

Steven

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Carroll was not close minded about the potential of Electric Vehicles. Here is a video of him taking a spin in an electrically powered Cobra.Video is circa 2010. If I recall correctly he was dabbling in the EV Cobra several years before he passed away.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqCsLzWRrM

Nice. :thumbsup:

 

He also passed before Tesla started killing people with their unreliable electronic gadgets. And give me that Tesla at the Texas Mile and it will be toast, I guarantee it.

I for one would give away my drivers license before I would ever own a Tesla or any other electric car. :shrug:

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I like electric cars. They leave more fuel available for my Shelbys. :cool:

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Shoot- I've driven a Tesla. The Performance trim on the S is pretty damn spectacular. But the range is my issue. I'd have to get a quick charger installed at the home and office.

 

And as far criticizing the auto drive, just wait- same thing will happen when all the manufacturers start rolling out their versions. Even some idiot driving an RV rolled his off the highway using cruise control and deciding it was time for a sandwich. I'll never trust a tech that can't analyze without independent thought.

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And we all know how continuously reliable our computers, Ford Sync, electronic dash, batteries, etc. are in the real world. There is no 100 percent reliability so I expect a lot of nasty results on the use of auto drive. But then we already have too many drivers on auto drive who are texting, reading, putting on makeup and doing other stupid things that keep them from paying attention to the road.

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post information removed due to the fact that it was meant as humor however was not taken as such.... have a great day!

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If you figure out the cost and life expectancy of the batteries in an a Tesla it works out that it costs about $190 a week to drive the car. The batteries cost about $42,000. I'm wondering if you could pick up a nice Tesla with dead batteries cheap, take out all the electric stuff and drop in a small block.....

When Fisker went out of Business, a small company started buying up as many Fiskers as they could from Dealers and switching them over to the Corvette Drivetrain.

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-lutz-vl-automotive-fisker-karma-corvette-engine-2013-10

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why

 

If you figure out the cost and life expectancy of the batteries in an a Tesla it works out that it costs about $190 a week to drive the car. The batteries cost about $42,000. I'm wondering if you could pick up a nice Tesla with dead batteries cheap, take out all the electric stuff and drop in a small block.....

 

why?

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I would not doubt that someone will do something like that. If you can get a HazMat permit to deal with those dangerous batteries, it probably will not be allowed in California......... :)

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I just wanted to say thank you to Chris for going the extra mile and restoring my faith in SAI. I only wish they still had as many performance parts as they once had. That being said it would be wise to get anything you might think you want before it gets discontinued. Thanks again Chris I appreciate what you did for me.

Mark

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If you figure out the cost and life expectancy of the batteries in an a Tesla it works out that it costs about $190 a week to drive the car. The batteries cost about $42,000. I'm wondering if you could pick up a nice Tesla with dead batteries cheap, take out all the electric stuff and drop in a small block.....

I saw a Tesla at a car show this weekend & talk to the owner says he can get 420 km before a recharge which takes 20mins at a recharge station. I ask him how much is a battery replacement & he said the dealer didn`t know as the batteries have an 8 year life & by time battery prices will have dropped , if you can believe that. He also said a battery change takes only 4 minutes. Nice sleek looking car .

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If you figure out the cost and life expectancy of the batteries in an a Tesla it works out that it costs about $190 a week to drive the car. The batteries cost about $42,000. I'm wondering if you could pick up a nice Tesla with dead batteries cheap, take out all the electric stuff and drop in a small block.....

 

How exactly did you figure out the life expectancy of 4.25 years? Seems very low compared to the Prius, most of which have the original batteries going strong over a decade later. My 2014 Ford Fusion Energi now has 53k on it and about 3 years of service and I have no noticeable decrease in range. At least 35k of those miles were on the juice. You're not drinking the Kool Aid are you?

 

I guess you could swap in a gas motor, but good luck finding any Teslas with dead batteries. And then you'd end up with a Tesla that is slower than all the others.

 

 

Back on topic, Shelby seems to be doing well. I'm saving up for one!

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How exactly did you figure out the life expectancy of 4.25 years? Seems very low compared to the Prius, most of which have the original batteries going strong over a decade later. My 2014 Ford Fusion Energi now has 53k on it and about 3 years of service and I have no noticeable decrease in range. At least 35k of those miles were on the juice. You're not drinking the Kool Aid are you?

 

I guess you could swap in a gas motor, but good luck finding any Teslas with dead batteries. And then you'd end up with a Tesla that is slower than all the others.

 

 

Back on topic, Shelby seems to be doing well. I'm saving up for one!

The info was stolen borrowed from a friend and posted as humor because people were commenting on Teslas.... that is all. I will try to refrain from posting sarcastic remarks in the future.... please except my apology

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Geez......tough crowd. :doh:

If you keep hitting your self in the head like that you could get a Concussion and be just like Hillary................................ :hysterical2:

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I guess you could swap in a gas motor, but good luck finding any Teslas with dead batteries. And then you'd end up with a Tesla that is slower than all the others.

 

 

I kinda doubt it would be very easy. The vehicle frame is designed for the weight distribution of batteries slung underneath. The weight distribution for a gasoline engine with rear differential wouldn't be easy. In fact, there is no tunnel at all, so you'd be looking at a rear/mid engine configuration at best. Then all the radiators and other plumbing would be a nightmare... Like was said earlier, why? The car itself without it being an electric vehicle is rather unremarkable.

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We are way off topic here now......but as long as it's still worthy, IMHO, as long as most of us are alive (and maybe even our kids, kids), combustion engine cars will not go away. There's simply way too many positives. Especially now that they can make em pollute way less than they used to.

 

This world has and always will "run" on oil. It's what mankind goes to war over, for Gods sake! Oil is the internationally accepted currency...plain and simple.

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The car itself without it being an electric vehicle is rather unremarkable.

And surprisingly loud. A lot more road noise than I expecting.

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We are way off topic here now......but as long as it's still worthy, IMHO, as long as most of us are alive (and maybe even our kids, kids), combustion engine cars will not go away. There's simply way too many positives. Especially now that they can make em pollute way less than they used to.

 

This world has and always will "run" on oil. It's what mankind goes to war over, for Gods sake! Oil is the internationally accepted currency...plain and simple.

There was a Guy on Shark Tank trying to get an Investment to built an "Assembly" Plant to be the Dealer for a Car that runs on "AIR". YES, Air.

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