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:barf: ....man, I just don't get it how some people will clone a Shelby. The questions that you'd be asked and the laughter and ridicule that would be endured would be way too much for me.

I knew I did not want a regular mustang and wanted a Shelby but living within my means I went for a Shelby GT....Yeah, this person deserves a ticket....

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LOL...this thing is by far the most half assed fuggly looking piece ow crap I have seen in a while. But don't worry, there will be PLENTY of Ricers, Mopars, and Bowties that will be talking up how they killed a "SHELBY"....POS.

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I'm sure this is somebody's pride and joy.

 

You summed it up right there. Whatever we may think of it, it is, in fact, someone's "pride and joy". I'll be quick to admit it is definitely not my cup of tea but the owner may very well be some young (or old) "car guy" who obviously aspires to a GT500. In the age old tradition of "car guys" if you can't buy it, build it, and he's taking his best shot. Does that shot fall short? Probably, at least in our eyes but we don't have to drive it. If it's making someone happy, I say more power to them.

 

I realize the knee-jerk reaction is to point and laugh, snicker, whatever. But I'll tell you what that car makes ME feel: Lucky. I sit back in my chair and realize that my daily driver is a "dream car" for many people. Wow, think about it for a second. We drive what a great many people only dream about. A car that people look at in a magazine and think, "wow, what if I could...". Considering the economic turmoil we live in today, I wouldn't be so fast to just scoff and sneer with such obvious disdain.

 

First consider how lucky we are to be able to take for granted the Shelby GT500's we consider our babies and second realize this is probably some 16 year old kid's best effort at having a piece of that dream, of the Shelby "magic" for himself. I'd consider that little black Mustang more of a tribute, flattery, than the insult some of you guys seem to perceive it as.

 

Ok, that's my nickel's worth, Your Mileage May Vary. :hysterical: Just something to think about.

 

Regards,

DocGT

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"I'd consider that little black Mustang more of a tribute, flattery, than the insult some of you guys seem to perceive it as."

 

Good point Doc, I am sure that this is someone who aspires to bigger things than he can afford (as many of us do). Look at the Cobra kit cars. If I really wanted a cobra I would look at a kit because I know I can't afford a real one.

 

That being said, people should use good judgement when trying for a look-a-like.

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I don't care how a person dresses up their car, Mustangs look cool customized ....but when they badge it a Shelby and it is not, thats crossing the line in my books.

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You summed it up right there. Whatever we may think of it, it is, in fact, someone's "pride and joy". I'll be quick to admit it is definitely not my cup of tea but the owner may very well be some young (or old) "car guy" who obviously aspires to a GT500. In the age old tradition of "car guys" if you can't buy it, build it, and he's taking his best shot. Does that shot fall short? Probably, at least in our eyes but we don't have to drive it. If it's making someone happy, I say more power to them.

 

I realize the knee-jerk reaction is to point and laugh, snicker, whatever. But I'll tell you what that car makes ME feel: Lucky. I sit back in my chair and realize that my daily driver is a "dream car" for many people. Wow, think about it for a second. We drive what a great many people only dream about. A car that people look at in a magazine and think, "wow, what if I could...". Considering the economic turmoil we live in today, I wouldn't be so fast to just scoff and sneer with such obvious disdain.

 

First consider how lucky we are to be able to take for granted the Shelby GT500's we consider our babies and second realize this is probably some 16 year old kid's best effort at having a piece of that dream, of the Shelby "magic" for himself. I'd consider that little black Mustang more of a tribute, flattery, than the insult some of you guys seem to perceive it as.

 

Ok, that's my nickel's worth, Your Mileage May Vary. :hysterical: Just something to think about.

 

Regards, Sorry have to call a spade a spade- it sucks and I feel the same way about people who take the 67 fastback and clone it to be a Shelby. Iwould not stick it in their face if I saw the car in person but on a gt 500 site he better take his hits.

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Sorry have to call a spade a spade- it sucks and I feel the same way about people who take the 67 fastback and clone it to be a Shelby. Iwould not stick it in their face if I saw the car in person but on a gt 500 site he better take his hits.

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Hey don't be sorry to me. I wasn't trying to tell YOU guys how to "feel" about it. I was just sharing MY particular point of view. Like the OP noted, it's probably someone's pride and joy and they're probably proud of it. As much as it's NOT my cup of tea, if they're happy... I'm happy for 'em. lol

 

As for the badges, '67 fastbacks cloned as Shelby's don't bother me anymore than '69 6 cyl, 3-on-the-tree Camaros rebuilt as SS/RS White/orange "pacecars" don't bug me either. Or "GTO" Lemans', or.. or.. or... (you get my point). No more than this bothers me.. none. I just have to shrug my shoulders at it. Ehhhh. Indifferent I guess. If whoever put their money into likes it, good for them.

 

Besides, those painted on red stripes on the wheels are meant (I'm supposing) to be an imitation of a style of wheel that's popular with the import crowd, "Time Attacks" but that's no tackier than a lot of the billet cupholder trim and chrome/polished/engraved muffler bearings that I see on some of our cars. :doh: It only cost less. lol

 

Carry on! :hysterical:

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You summed it up right there. Whatever we may think of it, it is, in fact, someone's "pride and joy". I'll be quick to admit it is definitely not my cup of tea but the owner may very well be some young (or old) "car guy" who obviously aspires to a GT500. In the age old tradition of "car guys" if you can't buy it, build it, and he's taking his best shot. Does that shot fall short? Probably, at least in our eyes but we don't have to drive it. If it's making someone happy, I say more power to them.

 

I realize the knee-jerk reaction is to point and laugh, snicker, whatever. But I'll tell you what that car makes ME feel: Lucky. I sit back in my chair and realize that my daily driver is a "dream car" for many people. Wow, think about it for a second. We drive what a great many people only dream about. A car that people look at in a magazine and think, "wow, what if I could...". Considering the economic turmoil we live in today, I wouldn't be so fast to just scoff and sneer with such obvious disdain.

 

First consider how lucky we are to be able to take for granted the Shelby GT500's we consider our babies and second realize this is probably some 16 year old kid's best effort at having a piece of that dream, of the Shelby "magic" for himself. I'd consider that little black Mustang more of a tribute, flattery, than the insult some of you guys seem to perceive it as.

 

Ok, that's my nickel's worth, Your Mileage May Vary. :hysterical: Just something to think about.

 

Regards,

DocGT

 

Damn it why u gotta make us feel bad. lol. Ok i recend my prior staement. But the car still looks like butt and i dont like shelby bein on a butt car.

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What a deutsche. Figures Virginia. sorry va guys i love ya buut my god your people make u look dumb. actually just your law enforcemnet. im not bitter......

 

I've seen a red GT here in the Richmond area with Le Mans stripes and GT500 side stripes that look like they were cut out by hand :doh: As far as Virginia goes....I moved down here six years ago from NY and I can tell you one thing. There are way more douches in NY. It took me 39 years to "Escape from NY" and I couldn't be happier. Let's see... no sitting in bumber to bumber traffic everyday going to work. Don't have to pay six dollars in taxes on a pack of smokes. Don't have to pay ridiculous property and school taxes. Don't have to pay $200.00 a month in tolls to cross bridges that look like an F-18 just dropped a few cluster bombs on them. Don't have to pay extra taxes on non diet soda or music downloads or internet porn( Hey just cause Patterson is blind, doesn't mean he should take it out on those who can see :baby: ) I could go on but then I might sound bitter. Only regret I have is that VA went blue this last election but I'm sure they won't make that mistake again.

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