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Tough Decisions!

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Tough decisions!  Last month after returning from Sonoma, I faced a difficult decision. In the last two years owning #12 and babying it in every way possible, I have really caught the bug for the track. While my car is great for carshows and I know I have something special, I have not been willing (beyond a few passes on the drag or parade laps) had the courage to do any track time or really DRIVE my car the way I want to because I feel as if I do, I will hurt the collectibility of the car.  My car is completely origional and now with just over 1,200  miles on it I don’t want that ever to change as its in perfect condition   I need a car that holds both the history of Shelby and the values of this great group of people I have met over the last two years, but can also be something I can stomp on, modify at will, etc without feeling guilty about doing anything to devalue the car or impede on it’s collectibility. Unfortunately having two cars is not an option in my three car garage so Eventually (sometime soon) I am going to sell it and buy another GTH, 500 or Super Snake that I can race, modify, show etc so I will be in the market to buy another Mustang at the same time. I’m not writing this to sell my car now on this site. I am writing this post because I want everyone to know that the reason I bought my car, was never to sell it as I have mentioned many times on this site. That was never my intention ATALL. I bought it because I love the history of the car and I always wanted one. Now that I have it, my intentions for ownership have changed and I need a car that will fulfill all of my needs which include hard driving. I just can’t bring myself to ever do that in my 2016, limited executive 6-speed.  I love this forum, the people I have met and this Shelby society and plan to be a part of it for years to come even while closing this chapter and starting a new one. So when you see #12 running at auction or advertised for sale, now you know the story behind it. 

Cheers!

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1 hour ago, jnhrvy said:

Tough decisions!  Last month after returning from Sonoma, I faced a difficult decision. In the last two years owning #12 and babying it in every way possible, I have really caught the bug for the track. While my car is great for carshows and I know I have something special, I have not been willing (beyond a few passes on the drag or parade laps) had the courage to do any track time or really DRIVE my car the way I want to because I feel as if I do, I will hurt the collectibility of the car.  My car is completely origional and now with just over 1,200  miles on it I don’t want that ever to change as its in perfect condition   I need a car that holds both the history of Shelby and the values of this great group of people I have met over the last two years, but can also be something I can stomp on, modify at will, etc without feeling guilty about doing anything to devalue the car or impede on it’s collectibility. Unfortunately having two cars is not an option in my three car garage so Eventually (sometime soon) I am going to sell it and buy another GTH, 500 or Super Snake that I can race, modify, show etc so I will be in the market to buy another Mustang at the same time. I’m not writing this to sell my car now on this site. I am writing this post because I want everyone to know that the reason I bought my car, was never to sell it as I have mentioned many times on this site. That was never my intention ATALL. I bought it because I love the history of the car and I always wanted one. Now that I have it, my intentions for ownership have changed and I need a car that will fulfill all of my needs which include hard driving. I just can’t bring myself to ever do that in my 2016, limited executive 6-speed.  I love this forum, the people I have met and this Shelby society and plan to be a part of it for years to come even while closing this chapter and starting a new one. So when you see #12 running at auction or advertised for sale, now you know the story behind it. 

Cheers!

Good Luck in your adventure.

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Good luck with the sale, that is fully understandable, if I owned that car I wouldn’t change anything on it either.

 

With the New GT500 coming out I would sell sooner then later, just my 2 Cents.  

 

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Wow! That's going to be a tough day!!

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Do to the great documentation of these cars you will certainly be able to follow its journey!

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Thinking Mecum Vegas in November or Barrett Jackson Scottsdale in January.  Any tips on which one would be best?  Never ran a car at auction so will be a cool experience. Who knows I might come back with a GT500 or a Super Snake if find a good deal.  Potentially may even get another 16 GTH non exec that I can modify with no guilt. 

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12 hours ago, jnhrvy said:

Thinking Mecum Vegas in November or Barrett Jackson Scottsdale in January.  Any tips on which one would be best?  Never ran a car at auction so will be a cool experience. Who knows I might come back with a GT500 or a Super Snake if find a good deal.  Potentially may even get another 16 GTH non exec that I can modify with no guilt. 

You can do Mecum Vegas with a reserve.  If you don't get what you want there then go to Scottsdale but there will be no reserve (you won't get near the reserve threshold which is 500K).  But consider that the Mecum number will be representative, ie, you're unlikely to get 2x Mecum at Scottsdale.    Good luck.

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Wonder if you bought a Super Snake would you modify it & track that car?  You might have the same feelings.  Maybe just get a GT-500 as they are a dime a dozen cheep and modify as necessary or a 2011 or 2012 Boss 302, kinda track ready.  Good luck with the decission

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Forget about Mecum/Vegas.  It's almost sold out and the spots left are not any time you'd want to be.  I thought about bringing my car after it was mentioned here and my guy says he wanted to bring some and will skip it. 

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