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Buying a GT500 as an investment


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I own one. But as an investment how can it pay off.

If you say the average GT500 is worth $50,000 today then investing that in just cd's returning 5% means a $3000 a year return. Thirty years from now you have made over $100,000 in safe interest.

How and why do collectors buy these cars as investments?

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For us average guys having one of these cars is for fun only. For serious collectors with money to burn they have to pay taxes on the CD interest every year. When a collector car is sold you saved yourself taxes on the interest and the profits from a car sale are not shared with the IRS. Of course I don't have money to burn so I might just be completely wrong.

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With the numbers they are making, I would venture to say it is not an investment at all. And, they are going to make these for years to come. The original Shelby's had extremely low production numbers and took 30 years to be worth anything. The new GT500's are to be driven and enjoyed. By the time it might be worth something I will be in a pine box. Enjoy the ride!

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I own one. But as an investment how can it pay off.

If you say the average GT500 is worth $50,000 today then investing that in just cd's returning 5% means a $3000 a year return. Thirty years from now you have made over $100,000 in safe interest.

How and why do collectors buy these cars as investments?

 

 

That's just it....these are NOT investments! Buy them and call it whatever you want, but an investment it is not!

 

Take $50K today at 5% stinking percent and let it just sit for 30 years and you would have over $216K

 

What are the oddas of this car being worth $216K or more in 30 years???

 

Now if you wanted a investment, take that $50K today, go put $10K down on 5 single family homes and rent them out for 30 years!

 

You would have a few MILLION after 30 years!

 

A 10% annual return on $50K would be worth over $872K in 30 years!

 

Also, what will the spending power of the dollar be worth in 30 years??? A penny? LOL

 

If you buy one of these cars buy it to ENJOY it. It is NOT an investment.

 

And lets assume in 30 years you have one you stuck away with no miles on it and another one has 80K - 150K miles on it, and possibly even restored....how much more would the one with no miles be worth than the one with 80K - 150K miles?

 

From what I seen with the older Shelbys, it doesn't appear to make that big of a difference on what they are bringing. So drive it, enjoy it, and your money out of it now. Forget about the investment factor. It's not worth the gamble you have to take. Invest the $50K into something better that will get you a much better return with a fraction of the risk involved!

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This may seem like an old topic to some, but for others this is a new topic. So please if you have already read this topic, just move on to an other. Let those that want to discuss this issue post there opinions.

 

 

Sharon

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With the numbers they are making, I would venture to say it is not an investment at all. And, they are going to make these for years to come. The original Shelby's had extremely low production numbers and took 30 years to be worth anything. The new GT500's are to be driven and enjoyed. By the time it might be worth something I will be in a pine box. Enjoy the ride!

 

 

I agree with you on everything but the pine box!! My shit will be made out of oak.....lol

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I have more if you want to see them.... dead-horse-fast2.gif

 

 

:hysterical2:

 

i usualy can come up with a smart ass response just to piss everybody off on a topic like this...but for the life of me shelby dude spoke the truth..buy em..enjoy em and grow old with em...the old iron (early shelbys) days of running into 6 figures are coming to an end as well...just enjoy the cars..want an investement?...buy a mutual fund and forget it

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That's just it....these are NOT investments! Buy them and call it whatever you want, but an investment it is not!

 

Take $50K today at 5% stinking percent and let it just sit for 30 years and you would have over $216K

 

What are the oddas of this car being worth $216K or more in 30 years???

 

 

 

Actually, most people will drive em till the fenders fall off, I will, which might mean the few that collect them and keep low low miles have something valuable.

 

And just to play devils advocate- a 2500.00 67 camaro is worth 40-50kin good condition low miles, in great original condition closer to 80k. 30X + investment...and the owner probably got lucky in it to somewhere down the road to top it off!

 

...now how many of you have got lucky in the backseat of your CD or market account?! :hysterical2:

 

Im not good at math, but thats alot still...for a frickin regular production vehicle.

 

If our cars aren't worth 500k in 40 years, I'll eat my words! If I can remember them and still have teeth! :hysterical2:

 

(of course gas might be selling for 2 grand a gallon.)

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i sold a fellow a 07 GT500. he had bought 25 (yes thats 25) he had bought them to put up. wasnt driving any of them. just put up for future.

i know some of the other cars he had and it added up to alittle over 1 million in NEW Fords. I just dont see this paying off for him anytime soon.

i promise this is not an urban legend. i know the company and where the cars are located

michael morris

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I intend to keep my Shelby as pristine as possible. It will never be driven in the rain or snow. And I intend to keep it stock. Otherwise, I intend to enjoy the hell out of it, put the top down and cruise, and row it through the gears at WOT. If, in 20 years when I go to sell it, it's worth a whole lot of money, I'll be one happy camper. If it's not, oh well. I had a good time :)

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i sold a fellow a 07 GT500. he had bought 25 (yes thats 25) he had bought them to put up. wasnt driving any of them. just put up for future.

i know some of the other cars he had and it added up to alittle over 1 million in NEW Fords. I just dont see this paying off for him anytime soon.

i promise this is not an urban legend. i know the company and where the cars are located

michael morris

Wow! Someone sure bought into the hype. :banghead:

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I intend to keep my Shelby as pristine as possible. It will never be driven in the rain or snow. And I intend to keep it stock. Otherwise, I intend to enjoy the hell out of it, put the top down and cruise, and row it through the gears at WOT. If, in 20 years when I go to sell it, it's worth a whole lot of money, I'll be one happy camper. If it's not, oh well. I had a good time :)

I think that you hit the nail on the head!! If it is worth something great if not oh well. I have 1200 miles on mine and I just love it. My wife and I are taking a Route 66 tour this spring and we are going to drive it all the way!! I have much better ways to invest and make money.

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I can't believe this debate still rages on. Old Shelby's are worth so much money because there were so FEW built. They were heavily used for racing and most if not almost all cars went to scrap yard, written off or beaten until they broke. The very rare few that lasted is the reason they are worth so much money.

 

Ford has built something like 20,000 of the new models and they will not be worth anything PERIOD. The KR version, maybe the GT-H will be worth some money down the road a long long time from now. Unless by freak accident over the years almost 19,000 GT500's get destroyed then you may see some level of increase for an original low mileage car. These are not cars you buy for investment. The KR is the car you buy for investment. At a large risk I might add. You never know what the future will hold for cars. You may find one day combustion engines being outlawed and that could hurt/help values for collectors. Would a collector want to buy something irrelivent? Only time will tell!

 

The only modern cars that go up in value are exlusive run Ferrari's and other exotics which build numbers in in the low hundreds, NOT tens of thousands like the GT500. Grow up people, you did not buy a future million dollar car, you bought a great performance car at a good price!

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I would guess that most who own these cars are driving, modifying, and racing them. Iin other words this is their hobby and they will spend the $$$ to have the fun. There are some who bought these thinking they may appreciate in value, only time will tell for these folks, this certainly will not happen in the near future. Before I bought this car, I built a couple of street rods. That hobby was just as expensive, and for the most part I will never recover the cost to build them. But that is not why I did it, it was personal, the fun of the process, the passion to create a car of my own making. This same passion is what drives many to modify these cars, mild to extreme. I have had many hobbies, owned boats, motorcycles, cars, and jet skis, you buy them and extract what fun you want to have, and then sell them for what the market will give when your done. IMO this car is no different. May keep for 2 years, 10 years, 20 years, just can't say. Life's circumstances will dictate when I am done as it does for most. It may be that I can no longer drive it, can't afford to maintain it, or just want to move on to something new. I am not counting on this car appreciating in value, this is not why I bought it. But if it does, that's a bonus! :happy feet:

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There is a commercial out now that has been running for a while. I think it is a Cadillac or a Lexus commercial. The simple headline is "When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?"

 

That is what this car is all about. It shouldn't be viewed as an investment. Life is short, and I simply enjoy having it.

 

HSURB

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There is a commercial out now that has been running for a while. I think it is a Cadillac or a Lexus commercial. The simple headline is "When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?"

 

That is what this car is all about. It shouldn't be viewed as an investment. Life is short, and I simply enjoy having it.

 

HSURB

 

+1. Besides that, most of those who purchased the car ate at least in their 40s. If indeed the GT500 appreciates, it won't be before 30-35 years, by that time, what the car's worth will be irrelevant to most current owners.

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I was browsing this forum (I'm a soon to be 08 Bullitt owner :) ) just for the heck of it and I came across this thread. You guys are a breath of fresh air. I'm so sick of seeing people buy these cars up (I can't afford one! lol) and putting them away to never drive them. I love that you guys are taking them out and driving like they were meant to be driven. I'm hoping that people with money will quit paying ADMs so I can get one at MSRP, lol. I got my Bullitt on x-plan and I plan on driving the crap out of it.

 

Have fun with those GT500s!

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I was browsing this forum (I'm a soon to be 08 Bullitt owner :) ) just for the heck of it and I came across this thread. You guys are a breath of fresh air. I'm so sick of seeing people buy these cars up (I can't afford one! lol) and putting them away to never drive them. I love that you guys are taking them out and driving like they were meant to be driven. I'm hoping that people with money will quit paying ADMs so I can get one at MSRP, lol. I got my Bullitt on x-plan and I plan on driving the crap out of it.

 

Have fun with those GT500s!

 

Your Bullitt production numbers will turn more exclusive than what most of us GT500 owners whine about ..lol.....have fun with it :shift: , i am

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As a wise one once told me many years ago... and I listened to him...

 

"Buy land, cuz they ain't buildin' anymore of it"

 

Invest in real estate, especially now, many bargains, especially if you're sitting on some cash.

 

Buy the car to drive, thats what I'm doing, get out there and twist 'er sideways.

 

I bought my '68 KR in 1991 because it was a badass car, not about the "potential" rise in value, and just because the 60's cars have had stratospheric rise, doesn't mean these new cars will! And thats assuming you'll be around in 30-40 years, I'm no fatalist, but hey, anything can happen, I don't work my ass off to not enjoy my play time!

 

If only I knew then what is fact now....to think I turned away some Shelbys for various BS reasons, color, automatic etc...

 

Play like an All-Star :dog:

 

Party like a Rock-Star :happy feet:

 

Hammer like a Porn-Star :censored:

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