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When I was 21, I bought a house for half the price of my 2011 Shelby GT-500 if that puts in perspective. Oh, and Sunco 260 gasoline with 104 octane was thirty-five cents a gallon and an attendant pumped it for you at a "service" station. :blink:

I hear ya on this one Bill.... I too bought my first house when I was in my 20's.... I paid more to get my car SC'd then I did for the house! As a matter of fact I sold the house for the price I paid for the car! One of the first jobs I had was pumping gas at the local Mobil station, where we got in trouble if we didn't check the oil or clean the windows!!

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My 2007 GT500 was picked up on October 26th 2006 so I've had my baby for a little over 5 years and when I picked her up I was 23 years old, not a bad car for a 23 year old. I did work my ass off for years saving to get her and I have loved every mile that I have put on her

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Looks like we do have some chronological young owners as well as many who feel their Shelby's are like drinking from the Fountain of Youth or maybe popping a Viagra in today's vernacular. Sounds like some have worked hard and saved to get the car of their youthful dreams. I would not want to imagine what their insurance must be. One of the advantages of being well past the 50 mark is the lower auto insurance premiums. I think it's great that they have worked hard and gotten their dream cars. Not many can.

 

When I was 21 I bought a three year old 1970 Mustang powered by a 428 SCJ as it was my dream car back then and even then my insurance and car payment were nearly the same. There's a write-up in the Jerry Heasley Rare Finds Column of the January 2012 issue of Mustang Monthly Magazine. My old 428 Mustang was recently rediscovered and is being restored.

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Looks like we do have some chronological young owners as well as many who feel their Shelby's are like drinking from the Fountain of Youth or maybe popping a Viagra in today's vernacular. Sounds like some have worked hard and saved to get the car of their youthful dreams. I would not want to imagine what their insurance must be. One of the advantages of being well past the 50 mark is the lower auto insurance premiums. I think it's great that they have worked hard and gotten their dream cars. Not many can.

 

When I was 21 I bought a three year old 1970 Mustang powered by a 428 SCJ as it was my dream car back then and even then my insurance and car payment were nearly the same. There's a write-up in the Jerry Heasley Rare Finds Column of the January 2012 issue of Mustang Monthly Magazine. My old 428 Mustang was recently rediscovered and is being restored.

 

 

Now that I am 28 insurance is not that bad but one of the bigger reasons I could deal with it was that this is not my daily driver and collector car insurance is a good deal, I don't gamble or party or waste my money with other things I am a gear head and thats were my play money goes. I am far from being wealthy but I am happy with my little collection a 96 mystic cobra, my 07 GT500 of course, an 03 R6 and my daily driver an X5 with the 4.6is motor :) now I am looking at what my next bike should be... thinking an F3 MV Agusta

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When I was 19 I bought a used 1967 GT500, but I lived with my parents and worked six days a week to make the car payment, that was in 1969 the same year I was drafted and had to sell the car. So I can see how a hard working young person who lives at home might be able to pay for a used GT500. Now that I am 61 I am back in a GT500 and this time they cant draft me and Im loving it.

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...son just turned 16...he is proud owner of an 07 GT500 with 2,100 miles on it...it was quite the find...we bought it from the the orig owner who ordered it...

 

...not sure who is happier, him for having a GT500, or me for getting it for him...$45/mo to add him to our policy, and the car was another $45/mo...i was pretty shocked it wasn't higher..agent said him being on the honor roll helps alot...

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I would consider myself an 18 y.o. in a 62 y.o. body! Whenever I drive my "baby" maybe 16 y.o. is more like it. It reminds me of my first car at age 17--a 1968 Camaro SS 396. Whenever I drive my Shelby I dream a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rockon:

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