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So, for those that know me it's never too long before I'm looking for another cool Shelby Mustang. I've always loved the 2006 GT-H and that it was the fore father of the SGT. The car that got Shelby back in business. A low mile beauty was listed on eBay with two auctions and no bids. It looked like a great car. I contacted the owner and we agreed on a very fair price. We drove into Chicago area yesterday, did the deal and drove her home. Somehow managed to avoid the rain coming home. I was very excited the get this car. 

A little history - It was in Hertz Fleet in Denver, sold by auction to McCarthy Ford in WI. Was then purchased by a private seller in WI and then by that owners' brother-in-law in Illinois. The car had 10,089 miles with Hertz. When I bought it yesterday it showed 10,768 on the odometer.  There are some imperfections from when it was in rental service, but overall a super clean car with good paint. It was well cared for the past  10 years.

BikeBoy can you help post a few pictures for the Shelby community. I have not posted pictures since Photobucket started charging. Thanks,

Dave

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Here are some pics of Dave’s new baby. 

Edit- The rest are too big....sorry Dave  

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Yes congrats Dave and welcome to Black AND Gold!

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You all will laugh, but this is the first black car I've ever owned. I guess time to embrace the constant polishing.

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You haven't read my posts about my black BJ SGTs?   Black paint is a job.  It will become an obsession.   First thing to remember is that you should NEVER use a California Duster.  They just move grains of sand around, about 2000 grit sandpaper.  Use spray detailer with a very well worn microfiber towel (one that has been washed "many times") to clear the dust off.  You should start off with a prep.  Wash the car with detergent to get the old wax off.  Then clay bar.  Then wax.  I used Turtle Wax Ice paste - two coats.  Then use the detailer to keep the dust down, and every two or three cleanings with the detailer wash and re-polish with the Ice liquid.   This will keep the swirl marks down to a minimum, but every 2nd season send the car to a trained professional for a true polishing detail to get rid of the microscratches.  Lather rinse repeat.    The same method worked on my Cobra - British Racing Green is heavily "black" biased and suffered the same maintenance issues.

PS.  Ice products work well because the wax can be used on plastic parts - the black things like mirrors and front grills as well as the stripes.  My red strips so treated had not faded when I had to have the front ones replaced because of the scoop buckling.

 

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That's a great looking car! Welcome to the BGC!   

Black and Gold Club!

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11 hours ago, twobjshelbys said:

You haven't read my posts about my black BJ SGTs?   Black paint is a job.  It will become an obsession.   First thing to remember is that you should NEVER use a California Duster.  They just move grains of sand around, about 2000 grit sandpaper.  Use spray detailer with a very well worn microfiber towel (one that has been washed "many times") to clear the dust off.  You should start off with a prep.  Wash the car with detergent to get the old wax off.  Then clay bar.  Then wax.  I used Turtle Wax Ice paste - two coats.  Then use the detailer to keep the dust down, and every two or three cleanings with the detailer wash and re-polish with the Ice liquid.   This will keep the swirl marks down to a minimum, but every 2nd season send the car to a trained professional for a true polishing detail to get rid of the microscratches.  Lather rinse repeat.    The same method worked on my Cobra - British Racing Green is heavily "black" biased and suffered the same maintenance issues.

PS.  Ice products work well because the wax can be used on plastic parts - the black things like mirrors and front grills as well as the stripes.  My red strips so treated had not faded when I had to have the front ones replaced because of the scoop buckling.

 

Yes, that's a good process. I like turtle wax ice. I use it on other vehicles and love the spray detailer. Previous owner said he used it. Thanks for the tips. A professional detailer also seems like a great option ?

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Here are a few more pics of CSM# 06H0095

This car appears to be a stunning example from Dave's pictures here.  :worship: He failed to mention that there's NOT ONE road or curb rash on ANY of the four rims!! How's that for a retired rental vehicle??? :cool:

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I am so jealous.  I am rethinking my collection now. 

Maybe Dave will sell me this car too, someday?! :hysterical2: 

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Looks INCREDIBLE, congrats.

They are a unique piece of Shelby history to be certain. 

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22 hours ago, BIKEBOY said:

I am so jealous.  I am rethinking my collection now. 

Maybe Dave will sell me this car too, someday?! :hysterical2: 

Who knows Chris but I'm thinking I might keep this one for awhile :)

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17 hours ago, IASHELBYGT said:

Who knows Chris but I'm thinking I might keep this one for awhile :)

:whistling: 

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