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If the 2013 sales are as hot as the dealers are predicting & with ADM, then the answer is yes. The 2013 is going to be a hot car which should attract a whole new customer base in addition to previous Mustang owners. To lay claim to owning "The most powerful production V8 ever built" has a lot of value to some people. If a buyer gets hooked on a 13' but can't accept the ADM's then they may look to purchase an 11' or 12' putting them more in demand, thus increasing the values. If the 13's sell for MSRP, then no, prices on the older GT500's will simply hold steady.

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I believe the offloading of the all prior year GT500s for the 2013 will cause supply to increase dramatically with dealers trying to get them off their lots, as they aren't the easiest sale. The increased supply in addition to the competition that will result from trying to get them off the lots as quickly as possible should indicate a reduction in values. Just my two cents.

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vin# 2 and 5 2007 coupe and rag top went for $90,750.00 at BJ

Shelbys are not going to go up for some time drive and enjoy

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Bidding stuck at about 60K and Steve/Craig broke in to pump it up. At 60K for both I was on my way up to Gary Bennett to have him authorize my bid and then it started going up again.

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With the price increase of the 2013 Shelby GT500 to $55,000 or more the current Shelby GT500 values should also increase. What are your thoughts on this ??

 

I think the price and popularity of 2013 will help stabilize prices of prior GT500s, and slow their depreciation. I doubt they'll be going UP in value for some time, but you never know... Either way, I'm OK with it. I think GT500s are still maintaining value OK, for used performance cars.

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I think the bottom line here is that they produced way to many of these cars each year and I don't expect much for these cars in the near term. In the old days (60's) the numbers were few, so value stays high, but now it seems that they will continue on with these forever. I personally would have prefered the line to come to an end, therefor insuring the value of these cars, but sadly greed has made sure that won't happen.

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I think the bottom line here is that they produced way to many of these cars each year and I don't expect much for these cars in the near term. In the old days (60's) the numbers were few, so value stays high, but now it seems that they will continue on with these forever. I personally would have prefered the line to come to an end, therefor insuring the value of these cars, but sadly greed has made sure that won't happen.

 

So you think that they should limit production so that your car will hold its value? If you bought the car as an investment you picked the wrong place to put your money. Drive the stink out of it, mod it and enjoy it, if you don't someone else will eventually.

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For those of you who think the market will be flooded with used GT500's as the owners trade them in for the 2013 remember they will only build about 5500 of the 2013 GT500's. and that is for sale world wide. I dont think only owners will get the chance to buy a new one of the GT500,s and the press they are getting will make people want even a used one, so I will guess the used GT500's will hold or increase their value do to press and demaned on this limited production car....time will tell

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Ford Motor Company needs and wants to sell as many cars as possible for profit. That is what they do. The current crop of cars will not rise in value for a long time.

You could argue that bringing in new customers has increased the value of Shelbys from the 60’s. Prices seem to be on the rise for the older cars.

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Not a true statement

Ford said they plan on building 5000 2013 gt500's to start, but will build as many orders that are taken for the car.

 

 

I don't think getting one will be an issue, the main factor is how many actually sell will be the cost of it.

 

 

Very good to see that there is someone here who gets it.

 

The "limited production" talk is utter nonsense. Ford will build as many 50 some thousand dollar Mustangs as they can sell. They are pricing themselves out of their own market at these levels. 60 grand out the door for a Mustang is absolutely ridiculous. The manufacturer will be very lucky to sell 5,000 units at that point. Ford can build these cars all day long and in numbers many times what would ever clear the market. It is simply amazing how many enthusiasts are unable to understand this simple fact. Anyone who swallows a retailers hype about availability, limits, etc. is a complete fool.

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I doubt it... And I also question how many folks will trade in their 2007-2009 shelby's for one too. Ironically because of the low trade-in value of them.

 

Also, I still have a very hard time with the new body style. As well, you can modify the 2007-2009's for much less than purchasing a 2013. Add a TVS and some traction mods to mine and I'm right there for under $10k.

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I'm not selling or trading any time soon. Like the car too much. Also like the 13.

If anything, I'd hang onto it and buy the 13.

The only thing better than one Shelby in the garage is two Shelby's in the garage. :burnout:

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Revenge, you don't have to look very hard to find a 700hp GT500! That's actually easily attainable nowadays. LOL :woot:

 

I think he meant to say "straight from the factory". A completely legal 700 HP factory Mustang would be very cool... As would retaining the current HP, but dropping 500 pounds weight! I'm sure it's possible...

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There may not be that many around in the coming years. Many of these are heading out of the US. Just look through the forums, Italy, UK, Germany. The Dealer I purchased mine from said these are hot overseas, primarily in the wealthy middle east. The Sales Manager had said any time they have a used trade in, it sells online. Dealers are not allowed to sell new cars in other countries, only used. One Arab actually had one shipped next day, FEDEX P1. The shipping fees were more than he paid for the car!!!

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There may not be that many around in the coming years. Many of these are heading out of the US. Just look through the forums, Italy, UK, Germany. The Dealer I purchased mine from said these are hot overseas, primarily in the wealthy middle east. The Sales Manager had said any time they have a used trade in, it sells online. Dealers are not allowed to sell new cars in other countries, only used. One Arab actually had one shipped next day, FEDEX P1. The shipping fees were more than he paid for the car!!!

 

Wow! A car dealer told you that? Better buy up all the GT500s you can find before they disappear!

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It's alright, you can laugh, but it was a casual conversation. There was no selling tactics behind it, I had already bought the car a few days before hand and went back to pick it up. The topic came up when discussing what would hapen with my trade. I don't have any facts other than what had been said. Take a look at this web site - http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/ford-mustang-export-cars.html This is not the only one out there. Also, anyone ever hear of the Shelby Europa? It's interseting, google it.

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We bought our 2012 GT500 in December. One dealer wanted $5000 over sticker because "that's what they have to give to get it from another dealer." Another had the car inthe showroom and wanted $10,000 over sticker because "that's what you have to give to get it." I don't think so! We got it from the dealer who didn't add on additonal charges and gave us what we wanted for our trade. The dealer also met us 250 miles away to make the trade with us and do the paperwork and we had never traded with them before. I will definitely go back there! Unbelievable what some dealers will try and what obviously some buyers will suck up!

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There are some dealers holding on to those 12's that are $5-$10k over sticker. No one should pay it! Locally in the tri-state area, there are a few $8k inder MSRP, all coupes. I would not of jumped on my SVTPP Conv. last month if it wasn't for the $8500 discount. I wanted the 2013 Conv. but figured I saved around $12K with the estimated 2013 increase. As for these cars holding thier value, I still say they will. At roughly 5,500 units per model year, including the 13' model, there would only be around 38,500 units total by the end of this year. There will always be buyers for them. I didn't buy this car for an investment, I bought to drive the hell out of it. Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but it would be nice if they at the very least, retain their value as they age.

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As a car dealer any car as an investment not a good place to put your money. However, life is short so enjoy. 55k for a 650 Hp Shelby well worth it unless you're a mustang lover who thinks a Shelby isn't a mustang:) and go with a Boss. ZR-1 sets you back over 100K , one thing buyers/drivers might want to look into is doing either a prepaid lease or conventional lease, Before someone goes off, Buy things that appreciate and lease things the depreciate. Think about it this way, take the best part of a car's life and take an option on the other have and if you wreck, total or gets stolen you have gap protection to take the risk off of you, when lease is up either trade, sell, complete purchase or walk away. Just another option that many overlook, as a dealer almost all of my employees lease to protect themselves fromthe what if's plus hold on to their cash. If you bottom line it you can usually drive 2-2.5 cars for price of one.(two 3 year leases vs. a conventional or cash) currently , I'm looking into the numbers whenI get some numbers, I'll see what the delta difference is.Of course, each state is different and prices vary. If you have any questions, let me know.

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