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It would be interesting to find out how much of what he says is true. Here is what he says about the car. Jim

 

 

If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive way to get into a “REAL” Shelby Collector car that could also serve as a reliable high performance daily driver or weekend car show attendee, your search is over.

 

What do I mean by “REAL?” Well, without any disrespect intended for those who own 2007 to current model year Shelby Mustang GT500s- those are not collector cars (short of the first few 07s that came off the Ford assembly line perhaps). Why? Because unless the car is a rare Super Snake conversion, or one of the 1,500 2008 KR models, a production GT500 has never spent a day inside the Shelby plant. According to Steven Thornton at Shelby American Inc., this Mustang is one of only five Shelby Superchargedconversions ever completed by the factory in Las Vegas (and the only one completed in red). My intent was to keep the car as an investment and some day pass it along to my son, but an expansion in my business will require funds in the more immediate future. So, I will just have to buy the car back at Barrett-Jackson in 20 years for 10 times what I sell it for now!

 

The buyer will receive both keys, books and manuals, the build records from Shelby American, the Shelby Certificate of Authenticity, and a custom made premium Shelby car cover and director’s chair (both with the embroidered CSM# in the material). Additionally, I will include a copy of my email from Shelby American validating the car’s one of five limited status.

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ALSO......he states that this is the only one in Red (Redfire Metallic). I thought there is a TS Member that has a Redfire one but with Black Graphics.

 

ALSO........ He states that the GT 500's are not collectors because the never spent aDay at the Shelby Plant.........if thats TRUE then the 1968-1969 (& 70) Shelby's sould not be collectors either. Same can then be said about all the Shelbys built by the other Mod Shops (Terligua's, CS-6's, CS-8's, ETC).

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There's a pretty good thread on these cars in the Terlingua Forum as those of us who have been to Terlingua have seen a couple of them each year at The Stable in Alpine, TX.

 

http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/topic/63200-terlingue-event-posted-pic-of-srs/page__p__1076528__hl__alpine__fromsearch__1?do=findComment&comment=1076528

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I love when guys try to up the “value” of their cars by ripping into everyone else. His is the only real Shelby. It’s looks cool but he’s dreaming about the value now and in 20 years.

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Interesting. After doing more looking at pictures, this was Dave's car from The Stable in Alpine, TX. I thought his was this same color. I wonder if he has sold, and now being re-sold, or if this is still his car and he is selling it through this person. Knowing this car, how much was put in this car with all the add on's which were all done at Shelby. I wouldn't think that this car is too over priced. Maybe a bit high for the current market, but if it were mine, I would be asking in that ball partk also.

 

The chair and color is what triggered me to look at old pictures as Dave has custom embroidered, color matched chairs for all his cars.

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Very cool car, and I wish him luck with the sale.

 

Whether or not the GT500, or any modern Shelby will be a collector car remains to be seen. The rarity of any car doese not ensure collectability. When was the last time someone saw a Le Car? I would say the are pretty damn rare, but I highly doudt there is a line of people looking to buy one for their collection.

 

There is a ragtop Red Fire Shelby out there but I don't now if it was the Supercharged or the SR.

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So this car was coveted at SA in 2011? I'd bet 35 would get it sold.

 

 

No, it was in 2009 I believe the first time I saw it. Could have been 10, but I think 9

 

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Looks like the conversion in Vegas started in late 2009 and was completed early 2010. My pics of this car were taken in Sept. 2010.

 

I'm guessing Dave still owns the car and is being sold by a broker by looking at the seller's feedback.

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No, it was in 2009 I believe the first time I saw it. Could have been 10, but I think 9

 

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Looks like the conversion in Vegas started in late 2009 and was completed early 2010. My pics of this car were taken in Sept. 2010.

 

I'm guessing Dave still owns the car and is being sold by a broker by looking at the seller's feedback.

 

 

WOW, how long does it take to build a Shelby?

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WOW, how long does it take to build a Shelby?

 

The order date you can see on the documents was in it looks like August 2009, final invoice date was in April 2010. That doesn't say when the car was delivered to Shelby or back to the customer.

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ALSO......he states that this is the only one in Red (Redfire Metallic). I thought there is a TS Member that has a Redfire one but with Black Graphics.

 

ALSO........ He states that the GT 500's are not collectors because the never spent aDay at the Shelby Plant.........if thats TRUE then the 1968-1969 (& 70) Shelby's sould not be collectors either. Same can then be said about all the Shelbys built by the other Mod Shops (Terligua's, CS-6's, CS-8's, ETC).

 

 

Another thing that he didn't mention in his long dialog on describing the car is that it is "Post Titled" as a Shelby. It didn't start out as one until the conversion. Which as above the 68/69 (70)'s and 07- current ones are built as Shelby's and state this on the Window Sticker...

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Very cool car, and I wish him luck with the sale.

 

Whether or not the GT500, or any modern Shelby will be a collector car remains to be seen. The rarity of any car doese not ensure collectability. When was the last time someone saw a Le Car? I would say the are pretty damn rare, but I highly doudt there is a line of people looking to buy one for their collection.

 

There is a ragtop Red Fire Shelby out there but I don't now if it was the Supercharged or the SR.

 

 

 

Yeah well the LeCar was a "econobox" not a Shelby. But then again how does one explain the Issetta. ;@)

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No, it was in 2009 I believe the first time I saw it. Could have been 10, but I think 9

 

Edit:

Looks like the conversion in Vegas started in late 2009 and was completed early 2010. My pics of this car were taken in Sept. 2010.

 

I'm guessing Dave still owns the car and is being sold by a broker by looking at the seller's feedback.

 

 

Thanks for the reply, nice car.

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Whew! That takes a load off my mind! Instead of making my GT 500 my garage centerpiece until it gets to 5 times it's original value, I'll just go out and have fun with it! Man, am I relieved! Wait until I tell my buddy with the '69 GT 500 it's not a "real Shelby" he's gonna be mad because he paid WAY too much for it!

 

You know I may have no use for somebody's car, but in 40 years of driving somewhat hot cars, I've never tried to make mine better by running their's down. Out running them is a different matter!

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